"Opportunities In Challenges": Top Quotes Of PM Modi's Varanasi Address

PM Modi today deconstructed the government's vision of a $5 trillion economy for the common man as he launched a membership programme on his second visit to Varanasi after winning the national election.

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PM Modi addressed BJP workers after launching a party membership drive in Varanasi today.

New Delhi:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi today slammed the "professional pessimists" for their criticism of the government's vision to make India a $5 trillion economy, saying that people should stay away from such people as they "always feel nothing is achievable and everything is a waste of time". "You can say some people who are asking why we are doing this (5 trillion dollar economy goal) are professional pessimists... The country needs to be aware of such people," said PM Modi, while inaugurating a membership drive for the BJP in his constituency Varanasi. This is his second visit to the temple town in Uttar Pradesh after his party clinched a spectacular win in the national election held in April and May.
Here are the top quotes from PM Modi's address to BJP workers in Varanasi:
  1. It is important for you (BJP cadres) to know the meaning of $ 5 trillion economy and inform everyone about it. Some people are doubting India's potential. They think it's hard for India to achieve this target ($ 5 trillion economy).
  2. The developed nations of the world also went through their own struggles to reach where they are today, but it is India's time now. The aim is that the proportion in which India grows, is the proportion in which Indians grow.
  3. There is a saying in English 'size of the cake matters', meaning - the bigger the cake, bigger the slice. That is why we have goal of a $5 trillion economy.
  4. One shouldn't be scared of challenges as they are also opportunities to make things possible.
  5. In Budget, we showed a direction of how our nation can achieve $ 5 trillion economy.
  6. Water is essential for development, essential for life... without it, we cannot survive.
  7. Apart from farm produce and exports, we are even focused on making our 'ann-daata' into an 'Oorja-daata', and for that we have incentivised the solar energy programme for farmers.
  8. A lot needs to be done to conserve water, utilise it better and wisely. We need to focus on ways of irrigation in which we can save as much water as we can. Micro-irrigation, drip-irrigation are very significant to achieve that.
  9. Swachh Bharat not only guarantees cleanliness, hygiene and safety, but also makes our surroundings more beautiful.
  10. The Central government is preparing a blueprint for all state governments to implement the rental housing programme to make it affordable for all, and ensure that there are better standards of living. We have a plan to ensure that by the time India celebrates its 75th year of independence, every Indian family will have their own home.




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