President Droupadi Murmu on Tuesday asserted that the world’s outlook towards India has changed under the current dispensation led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Addressing the joint session of both Houses of Parliament on the first day of the Budget session, the President said, “In almost nine years of this government, people have witnessed many positive changes for the first time.The biggest change is that the confidence of every Indian is at its peak, and the world’s outlook towards India has changed.”
“India which once looked at others for solutions to most of its problems is emerging today as a provider of solutions for the issues faced by the world,” Murmu said.
The President said the government has always kept the country’s interest paramount and shown the will-power to completely transform the policies and strategies when required.
“From surgical strike to a firm crackdown on terrorism, from a befitting response to every misadventure from LoC to LAC, from abrogation of Article 370 to Triple Talaq, my government has been recognised as a decisive government,” she said.
Highlighting the various steps taken by the government to fight against corruption, Murmu said, “The government is of the firm opinion that corruption is the biggest enemy of democracy and social justice. Therefore, there has been a relentless fight against corruption in the last few years. We have ensured that the honest will be honoured in the system.”
“In the last few years, the Benami Property Act was notified with a view to create a corruption-free ecosystem. The Fugitive Economic Offenders Act was passed to confiscate the properties of criminals who absconded after committing economic offences,” she added.
The President said in the last few years, the government has worked for all classes of citizens without any discrimination.
“As a result of the efforts of government in the last few years, many basic facilities have either reached cent percent of the population or are very close to that target,” Murmu said.
The speed and scale at which the government is working for the development of the country is unprecedented and unparalleled, she said.
Talking about social infrastructure, the President said, “145 medical colleges were opened in the country between 2004 and 2014. More than 260 medical colleges have been opened during the tenure of this government from 2014 to 2022.”
On aviation sector, the President said, “The country’s aviation sector is also growing rapidly. Upto 2014, the number of airports in the country was 74, it has now increased to 147. Today India has become the third largest aviation market in the world.”