Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday outlined the steps that his government has taken to improve the lives of people, saying that he does not "run away from responsibilities".
PM Modi, speaking at the gathering of business leaders, diplomats, political leaders and commentators at the summit, the theme of which is ‘Conversations for a better tomorrow’, contrasted his government’s stress on facing challenges head-on with previous governments.
He talked about the decision to end the special status of Jammu and Kashmir in 2019, among others. He said that his government did not practice the politics of promises, but development.
“It is not these problems emerged just today or yesterday. There are 112 districts in the country that had remained India’s most backward because they had ignored by successive governments," PM said.
"There’s a direct link. The least number of sittings of previous governments took place in these districts. The weakest government officials had posted in these areas. These regions were the farthest from the government’s monitoring as well,” he added, stressing that these 112 aspirational districts had received special focus under his administration.