Nagpur ,Dec, 11 : Stepping up the attack on the opposition parties that "resort to politics of shortcut", Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that leaders of such political outfits are the "biggest enemies of every taxpayers".
The Prime Minister accused such political parties and leaders of merely aiming to gain power with "false promises". PM Modi's remarks came while addressing after inaugurating various developmental projects which also included infrastructural projects.
"I want to caution people of the country about the deformity coming into the country's politics. This deformity is of the politics of shortcut, spending the country's money for political selfishness, and spending the tax-payers money. The political parties and leaders who resort to shortcuts are the biggest enemies of every taxpayer. They only aim to gain power and form governments with false promises," he said.
The Prime Minister took a step further and accused those parties of wanting to "destroy the country's economy for their personal gains" in the Amrit Kaal when the country is moving towards achieving its goals.
"They can never form the country. Today, when the country is working on the target for the next 25 years, some political parties want to destroy the country's economy for their personal gains," he said.
The Prime Minister has, in the past, made repeated mentions of the freebie politics in the country and has termed it "dangerous" for the development of the country.
PM Modi further lauded the developmental projects launched in Maharashtra and said that the government has given a "human touch" to infrastructure projects.
"Be it healthcare for the common man, or wealth creation, be it farmers' empowerment or water conservation, for the first time, there is such a government in the country which has given the human touch to infrastructure projects. A human touch of infrastructure that is touching every person's life," he said.
"The focus of the Government is infrastructure development with a holistic vision and approach. We cannot narrow down the infrastructure to lifeless roads and flyovers. The progress of the States will power the development of the nation in this 'Amrit Kaal'," PM Modi added.
The Prime Minister said that the government has worked towards achieving the vision of better connectivity and progress at a great pace through people's participation.
"Better connectivity empowers growth and progress at a great pace. The Govt has worked towards achieving this vision and I am happy that we could achieve it with Jan bhagidari," he said.
"When development is restricted, opportunities are also limited. Connectivity plays a key role in growth. In the last 8 years, we have changed the idea and approach of development to be inclusive of Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas," PM Modi added. (ANI)
'India cannot miss 4th industrial revolution, opportunity won't come again'
India cannot afford to miss the fourth industrial revolution, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday, while stressing that such "repeated opportunities" would not come again.
Addressing a gathering after launching developmental projects in Maharashtra, PM Modi said India had already missed out on making the most out of the industrial revolutions in the past. "When the first industrial revolution came, India could not take benefit from it. We lagged behind in the second and third industrial revolution, but today when it's time for the fourth industrial revolution, India cannot miss it. A long-term vision is pivotal for stable growth and development. India cannot miss the fourth industrial revolution, opportunity won't come again," PM Modi said.
Mentioning the need for permanent solutions to problems, the Prime Minister stated that the country cannot move ahead with shortcuts and highlighted that the "base of permanent development is infrastructure".
"No country can run with shortcuts. A long-term vision is necessary for permanent development and solution. The base of permanent development is infrastructure. South Korea was a poor country once, but it changed its fate through infrastructure. Today the Gulf countries are so progressed because they have also modernised their infrastructure and are future-ready, in the last 3-4 decades," he said.
The Prime Minister also mentioned Singapore's infrastructure and said that the country made investments in infrastructure and made the right economic policies, and consequently it has become a "big centre of the economy" for the world.
"A few decades ago, Singapore was also a normal island country. Singapore invested in infrastructure and made the right economic policies and today it has become a big centre of the economy of the world. These countries would not have been able to reach the height which they have achieved now if they had followed shortcut politics and looted the tax-payers money," he said.
"But India has got this opportunity. In the earlier governments, the tax-payers who paid taxes, either it was used for corruption by the earlier governments or for strengthening the vote bank," PM added. (ANI)