PM Modi and his firm stands on the first day of 2019 (in an interview with ANI)
Some of these statements were diplomatic, some repetitive and mostly he has given his perspective in detail. Whilst explaining the issues and development in 2018 – he did not forget to praise himself ‘as usual’.
Key statements with some perspective in the light of the following issues being discussed:
Ordinance on Ram temple
Let the judicial process be over. After the judicial process is over, whatever will be our responsibility as the government, we are ready to make all efforts. We have said in our BJP manifesto that a solution would be found to this issue under the ambit of the Constitution.
In-addition, Modi did not leave a chance to blame Congress mentioning that it was the Congress that was slowing down the judicial process.
He said: “In the court, Congress lawyers, who are creating obstacles, should stop. Let the judicial process take its own course”.
Pakistan nahin sudharega
This is one issue on which the whole of India is united and Modi mentioned that correctly – Ek ladaayi se Pakistan sudhar jaayega, yeh sochna bahot badi galati hogi. Pakistan ko sudharne mein abhi aur samay lagega.
PM Modi is still not in a mood to accept that Demonetization is a failed exercise. He mentioned—This wasn’t a jhatka. We had warned people a year before that if you have such wealth (black money), you can deposit it, pay penalties and you will be helped out. However, they thought Modi too would behave like others so very few came forward voluntarily.
As on date, surgical strike is a matter of debate and of course pride for most Indians. “Come back before sunrise, irrespective of the success or failure of the mission”. This was the message of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the Indian Army Special Forces, commandos – who went across the Line of Control to target terrorist camps.
We have a different understanding but Modi says that the former RBI governor Mr Urijit Patel had been wanting to resign for six-seven months. He even gave it in writing. No question of political pressure. He did a good job as the RBI governor.