New Delhi: President Droupadi Murmu on Tuesday said the country has a government that is “stable, fearless, decisive”, giving thrust to ‘virasat’ (heritage) as well as ‘vikas’ (development) and working for all classes without any discrimination.
In her first address to the joint sitting of Parliament on the first day of the Budget session, Murmu spoke of the government’s relentless fight against corruption, the “biggest enemy of democracy and social justice”.
India by 2047, she asserted, has to be a country that is self-reliant and fulfils its humanitarian obligations. The India of 2047, she said, should have no poverty with the middle class also being prosperous. The Narendra Modi-led government has always kept national interest supreme, India’s first tribal president said in her over hour-long speech.
“My decisive government has always kept the country’s interest paramount and shown the willpower to completely transform the policies and strategies when required.
“From surgical strike to a firm crackdown on terrorism, from a befitting response to every misadventure from LoC to LAC, from abrogation of Article 370 to triple talaq, my government has been recognised as a decisive government,” she said.
The president’s address reflects the views of the government of the day. “Today India has a government which is stable, fearless, decisive and working with lofty ambitions. Today India has a government which respects the honest. Today India has a government working for permanent solution of the problems of the poor and their lasting empowerment,” she said.
The long felt urge to get rid of the scourge of mega scams and corruption in government schemes is now being realised, the president said.
“My government is of the firm opinion that corruption is the biggest enemy of democracy and social justice. Therefore, there has been a relentless fight against corruption in the last few years. We have ensured that the honest will be honoured in the system. There is increasing social consciousness in the country that there should be no sympathy for the corrupt in the society,” she said.
In the last nine years, the Modi government has worked for all classes of citizens without any discrimination and as a result of its efforts, many basic facilities have either reached cent per cent of the population or are very close to that target, the president said.
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