Development in 'aspirational' districts step towards social justice: PM Modi


In a never-before-seen avatar of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a video of him is going viral on social media after watching which every person will be having one question on their minds, is this the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi?

The Prime Minister said lawmakers who get elected repeatedly, were often those identified with something beyond politics by their constituents. The Conference aims at providing a platform to Members of Parliament, Legislative Assemblies and Legislative Councils across the country to share their experiences and to develop a perspective on developmental issues in the light of sustainable development Goals.

Recalling icons like Jawaharlal Nehru, BR Ambedkar and Sardar Patel who sat in the Central Hall of Parliament to prepare the Constitution, he likened the lawmakers' presence in the hall today to a pilgrimage and pitched for development. He also said, public participation is always helpful and wherever officials have worked with people and involved them in the development process, the results are transformative.

The word "backward" must not be used for any district - we need to make an atmosphere of "forward" in the country, PM Modi showed the optimistic way to MPs and MLAs. His government had identified the 115 districts as "aspirational" and not backward as the latter had negative connotations, he said.

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Several union ministers and leaders from opposition parties attended the inaugural function.

He called for posting young IAS officers as district magistrates.

Modi said India was ranked about 130 in HDI. Modi felt India had manpower, skills and resources and the need of the hour was to work in a mission mode to bring about positive change.

She said the legislators should creatively take part in both planning executing development projects.