'Allegations' show no luxury of 'honeymoon period', but there are areas we need to improve: Narendra Modi

Jun 26 2014, 20:16 IST
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A big challenge I am facing in Delhi is to convey to a select group of people about our sincerity: Narendra Modi (PTI) A big challenge I am facing in Delhi is to convey to a select group of people about our sincerity: Narendra Modi (PTI)
SummaryPrime Minister Narendra Modi completes one month in office on Thursday...

Satisfied with the work done by his government that completed 30 days in office today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi nevertheless acknowledged that there are areas where "we need to improve", underlining that unlike the previous governments he did not have the "luxury" of a "honeymoon period".

He said a "series of allegations began in less than a hundred hours" after his government took over and there were "instances" with which the government had nothing to do, "yet these controversies have persisted". He, however, did not specify these "allegations" and controversies.

The former Gujarat Chief Minister said "a big challenge" he was facing in Delhi is to "convey to a select group of people about our intentions and sincerity to bring a positive change in this country" and they are "both within and outside government system".

Writing in a blog, he said "every decision we took has been guided solely by national interest" and expressed the commitment to take India to "greater heights in the years to come". Modi said his "confidence and determination has increased tremendously".

He wrote "67 years of previous governments is nothing compared to 1 month but I do want to say that in the last month, our entire team has devoted every single moment for the welfare of the people."

He said "every new government has something that friends in the media like to call a ‘honeymoon period.’ Previous governments had the luxury of extending this ‘honeymoon period’ upto a 100 days and even beyond.

"Not unexpectedly, I don’t have any such luxury. Forget 100 days, the series of allegations began in less than a hundred hours", he wrote.

Referring to the series of meetings he had with ministerial colleagues, Chief Ministers and officials, Modi said "I feel there are areas where surely we need to improve."

Refusing to "blame anybody", he said "I surely feel that we need to strengthen systems whereby the right things are communicated to the right people at the right time. Hopefully, things will change then."

While talking about the controversies and allegations, Modi said "when one is working with the sole aim of serving the nation determinately, these things do not matter. That is why I keep working and that is most satisfying."

The Prime Minister said when he took over a month ago, "I kept thinking that I am new to this place and some people believed that I would take at least a year or even two to

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