Reading becomes the fuel for development.
While transparency reduces corruption, good governance goes beyond transparency in achieving openness. Openness means involving the stakeholders in decision-making process. Transparency is the right to information while openness is the right to participation.
We have not come into politics with 'Badle ki Bhavna' but we have come with 'Badlav Ki Bhavna'.
Despite deficit rains, we have been successful in bringing down the inflation down from double digits to 3-4%
I have a vision of a Modern India. I have embarked on a huge mission to convert that vision into reality. My mantra is Development.
In order to fulfill the aspirations of masses, we have to sharpen the tool called the government machinery: we have to make it keen, more dynamic, and it is in this direction that we are working.
Democracy is such a framework that everyone has the right to live their lives, fix their goals, their aims, their dreams and the ways to achieve them according to their own choice.
We must enable farmers to feed India and the world; and earn a good livelihood.
Our ancestors had displayed great strengths in space science. What people like Aryabhata had said centuries ago are being recognised by science today. We are a country which had these capabilities. We need to regain them.
Rs 6500 crore disclosed under compliance window of black money & foreign assets law. People fear the law that has now been created. Stringent provisions will not be diluted despite pressures.
Our space programme has overcome many hurdles. At the same time it is one of the most cost effective programmes. This should make us proud.
I have worked hard since my childhood and worked as a labourer. I put my mind and heart into it.
I dedicate the love, enthusiasm, welcome and respect given to me to the feet of 125 crore children of Mother India.
For achieving good governance political will is necessary. Good governance is a political process. Though role of civil society is critical, without political will and political process, sustainable good governance cannot be achieved.
I dream of a Digital India where mobile enabled emergency services ensure Personal Security.
I am not asking for 60 months to sit and enjoy power, but to be the Chowkidaar of the country.
The India-Nepal border should not be a barrier but a bridge which helps bring prosperity to both sides.
Those who think only for a year, they sow food grains; those who think for a decade, they plant fruits; But those who think for generations, they prepare humans.
The ultimate objective of subsidies should be to empower the poor, to break the cycle of poverty, and become foot-soldiers in our war on poverty.
Understanding strengths and weaknesses is very essential in setting forth a clean administration and for sustainable and lasting solutions.
When I went to a school in Japan, they told me that both the teachers and students perform cleaning tasks here to keep the schools clean. I wondered why can't we do it in India.
Society and Government should together give priority to the poorest of poor and make efforts to provide affordable health services.
Even if one child falls in a borewell, the entire country gets worried; we must generate more awareness about hundreds of children who are unable to survive due to lack of primary healthcare facilities.
We need a Skilled India but Congress has created a Scam India in the last 10 years.
I don't carry the burden of the past or the madness of the future. I live in the present.
I dream of a Digital India where technology ensures the Citizen-Government interface is incorruptible.
BRICS must provide a united and clear voice in shaping a peaceful, balanced and stable world. We must harness each other's strengths, in knowledge, skills and resources.
People's blessings give you the power to work tirelessly. The only thing required is commitment.
To me technology used wisely is a catalyst to magically transforming the way we live.
The media wanted me to speak since morning. But I wanted to speak to Vadodara first Vadodara has first right on me.