"I Want This Government To Be Criticised": PM To UK Indians - Top 10 Quotes

PM Narendra Modi in UK: The diaspora event, billed as the centrepiece of the 'Living Bridge' theme of the India-UK bilateral visit.

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PM Modi addressed the Indian community at the iconic Central Hall Westminster in London.

London:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with the Indian diaspora at an event titled 'Bharat Ki Baat, Sabke Saath'.The mega Q&A session lasted for a little over two hours. The event was broadcast live from the iconic Central Hall Westminster in London. The diaspora event, billed as the centrepiece of the 'Living Bridge' theme of the India-UK bilateral visit, involved Prime Minister Modi addressing questions which have already been received via social media.
Here are top 10 quotes from PM Modi's interaction with the diaspora in the UK:
  1. Informed Pakistan about 2016 surgical strikes before announcement made in India.
  2. When a child is raped, we cannot compare these incidents in numbers for different governments. Rape is rape. 
  3. My life at the Railway Station taught me so much. It was about my personal struggles. When you said Royal Palace, it is not about me but about the 125 crore people of India
  4. The person in the Railway Station was Narendra Modi. The person in the Royal Palace in London is the Sevak of 125 crore Indians.
  5. In a democracy, when the people decide something then even a tea-seller can get to represent them at the royal palace
  6. If I take the Narendra Modi that's inside me, I might do injustice to the country. I will do justice to them only when I forget myself and devote completely 
  7. 'Besabri' is not a bad thing. If a person has a cycle, a person aspires a scooter. If a person has a scooter, a person aspires a car. It is nature to aspire. India is getting increasingly aspirational.
  8. I want this Government to be criticised. Criticism makes democracy strong
  9. People have more expectations from us because they know that we can deliver. People know that when they say something, the Government will listen and do it. Days of incremental change are over.
  10. What prevented Indian Prime Ministers from going to Israel. Yes, I will go to Israel and I will even go to Palestine. I will further cooperation with Saudi Arabia and for the energy needs of India I will also engage with Iran.


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