Modi in Kenya: "Improving the quality of life for the ordinary Indian is the main task of my government," the Prime Minister said.
Referring to his initiative about toilets announced by him in his first Independence Day address in 2014, he said his critics had criticised him for talking about such a "mundane" issue when "I had got a chance to speak about big issues" from the Red Fort.
He said there had been talk about eradicating poverty earlier but it can be removed only by empowering the poor and making them to stand on their own feet. "Today, when the world is facing an economic crisis, India is growing at a quick pace. Be it the World Bank, IMF or any rating agency, everyone is saying with one voice that India is the brightest spot in the world," Modi said.
"This has not happened suddenly...In the last two years, one by one, this government has taken steps because of which the world today is looking at India differently. This is a matter of pride for all Indians. No such thing has been done which would make Indians to hang their heads in shame. Today, Indians can move around the world holding their heads high," he said. (AP)