Defence Minister Rajnath Singh talked about the achievements of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said that he is the only Indian politician after Mahatma Gandhi, to possess a deep understanding of Indian society and its psychology.
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New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh today said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the only leader after Mahatma Gandhi with a deep understanding of Indian society and its psychology.
This understanding is based on his extensive personal experience, he added.
Calling crisis of credibility, the biggest challenge before politics and politicians in independent India, he said that PM Modi overcame it.
Lauding the PM for doing “great work”, Singh said that he accepted this crisis of credibility as a challenge and overcame it.
“You might have felt that in independent India, the biggest challenge before politics and politicians has been a crisis of credibility. Due to the difference between words and deeds of politicians, people’s trust in them lessened gradually,” he said.
Citing another quality of the Indian PM, Singh said that he pays a lot of attention to those issues which are not related to votes and gave examples of promotion of yoga, cleanliness campaign and health care.
On the successful test of the Agni-V missile, he said that this is not to scare anyone.
“Only a powerful country is respected by a strong country. We believe in Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam,” he added.
He also said that PM Modi has redesigned and redefined India’s attitude against terrorism and said that the previous governments maintained a soft approach towards terrorist incidents and gave them “safe passage”.
In an indirect reference to the surgical strike, the Defence Minister said that the BJP government ensured that swift action against such incidents will be taken even across the border if needed.
Rajnath Singh also raised the issue of abrogation of Article 370 saying that its abolition was very close to the Jan Sangh and the BJP.
Many people said that it would be impossible to remove it and even feared that Kashmir would burn if it was abrogated, however, the Modi government proved everyone wrong.
Meanwhile, the Prime Minister on Friday arrived in Rome to attend the crucial 16th G20 Summit that will take place over the weekend.