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Economy rejuvenated, trust in govt. restored: PM Modi’s open letter

"The languishing economy was rejuvenated, building on stable, policy-driven proactive governance," the Prime Minister said in an open letter.

May 26, 2015 10:53 am | Updated November 16, 2021 05:04 pm IST - New Delhi

Mr. Modi said he had devoted every element of his “body and spirit” in fulfilling his responsibilties. File photo: Prashant Nakwe

Mr. Modi said he had devoted every element of his “body and spirit” in fulfilling his responsibilties. File photo: Prashant Nakwe

Completing one year in office, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday enlisted the work done by his government, ranging from rejuvenating the economy to initiatives for the poor, and said this is just the beginning in the endeavour to transform the quality of life of people.

In an open letter to the people, he said, “we have been able to restore trust in the government”, ensure a “corruption-free” rule and made “state governments equal partners in the quest for national development, building the spirit of Team India.”

Mr. Modi said he had devoted every element of his “body and spirit” in fulfilling with fullest sincerity and honesty the responsibility and honour entrusted by people a year ago in him of serving them as “pradhan sevak” (prime worker).

“We assumed office at a time when confidence in India story was waning. Unabated corruption and indecisiveness had paralysed the government. People had been left helpless against ever-climbing inflation and economic insecurity.

“Urgent and decisive action was needed,” Mr. Modi said.

While presenting the report-card of one year in office, he said his government systematically went about addressing these challenges.

“Runaway prices were immediately brought under control. The languishing economy was rejuvenated, building on stable and policy—driven proactive governance,” the Prime Minister said.

He said discretionary allotment of the country’s precious natural resources to a chosen few was replaced with transparent auction and firm steps were taken against black money — from setting up an SIT and passing a stringent black money law, to generating international consensus against the same.

Uncompromising adherence to the principle of purity, in action as well as intent, ensured a corruption-free government, he said.

Significant changes have been brought about in the work culture, nurturing a combination of empathy as well as professionalism, systems as well as breaking of silos, Mr. Modi said.

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