PM Modi Says My Govt Was Considered Full of ‘average’ People, India Now Shining in World

Last Update: January 27, 2023, 23:32 IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi.  (Image: ANI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (Image: ANI)

With growth slowing in many developed countries, India being one of the fastest growing large economies, many global economic bodies favor it to do well in the near future.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday took a dig at critics of the government’s handling of the economy, saying his system was said to be filled with “average” talent but equal India What is considered “average” is now shining in the world and is being seen as a ray of hope in the post-pandemic era.

Interacting with students during the sixth edition of “Pariksha Pe Charcha”, he also told them that it is his “firm belief” and “article of faith” that criticism is a purifying exercise for a strong democracy. Criticism is a precondition for a strong democracy, he said but noted that a “huge gulf” exists between criticism and allegations.

In response to a question, he said, ‘You must have seen two-three years ago that it was written about our government that it does not have any economist. It’s full of average people. The Prime Minister also has no understanding of economics. This is what was written. But the same country which is called average is shining in the world. He said the world is looking at India as a ray of hope at a time when the global economic situation is being discussed, especially after the outbreak of COVID-19.

“It is not that there is a dearth of economists in the world. There are a number of great Nobel laureates who can guide as to what kind of prospects will be affected by economic conditions. People who cry for knowledge are available in every corner today. There are also scholars who have done a lot of work,” he said.

With growth slowing in many developed countries, India being one of the fastest growing large economies, many global economic bodies favor it to do well in the near future.

Modi made the remark in response to students’ questions on how those of them who are seen as average can handle studies.

He told them that most of the successful people in the world are those who were once average. He added that one does not need to be a “Tees Maar Khan”, a Hindi expression, often used jokingly, to refer to someone who thinks too highly of himself. Many are below average but consider themselves “Tees Maar Khan”. Added.

Modi said recognizing one’s capabilities and working accordingly and bringing people on the road to enable them.

When another student asked him how he viewed the opposition’s criticism and allegations as a tonic and an opportunity, which he has said before, the Prime Minister refrained from making a direct political point and took a lighter note. said that such questions are “outside the syllabus”.

However, he stresses that he primarily believes in the importance of criticism and cites examples of open source technologies that improve their systems by engaging critics. He said that criticism allows one to overcome one’s shortcomings.

He said that criticizing requires a lot of hard work, analysis and study but most people make allegations in these times of shortcuts.

“There exists a vast gulf between criticism and accusation. Criticism is the nutrient that makes us stronger. But you don’t have to take those accusations seriously.”

Some people criticize habitually and have other intentions, he asked the students to ignore them.

In this context, Modi cited parliamentary debates where some members come with a lot of preparation but get distracted by comments made by opposition legislators only to provoke them.

Those who deviate from the topic waste their efforts while some return to the point of discussion after briefly reprimanding the opposition. He said that those who focus on the matter make a mark.


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