In a compelling address to the parliament ahead of the upcoming general elections, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has once again affirmed his commitment to catapulting the nation’s economy to new heights. This time, however, he asserted that India would secure its place as the world’s third-largest economy during his third term in office.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) radiates confidence, anticipating a resounding mandate that would propel the Modi government into a third consecutive term. Prime Minister Modi, while responding to the Motion of Thanks on President Droupadi Murmu’s recent speech, drew attention to his administration’s development agenda and drew a sharp contrast with what he referred to as the opposition’s persistent negativity.
“The world is influenced by India. G20 summit is a testament to this. In our third term…India will be the third largest economy in the world, and this is Modi’s Guarantee,” declared the Prime Minister with conviction.
Addressing the skepticism from the opposition, Modi highlighted their dismissive attitude towards the ambitious economic goal. “When we say that we’ll become the third-largest economy, the Opposition says it will happen on its own, nothing big. I want to tell the youth how it is done and what is the government’s role in this,” he explained.
The Prime Minister took a trip down memory lane, referencing the vision outlined in the Interim Budget of February 2014. He reminded the nation that the then Finance Minister foresaw India’s economy ascending to the third spot by 2044. “In 2014, they said by 2044 India will be the 3rd largest economy. That was their vision,” Modi remarked.
Highlighting the stark difference in ambitions, Modi asserted that his government’s pledge to achieve this feat in the upcoming third term should “make the Opposition happy” since they were content with India holding the 11th spot previously.
As India eagerly awaits the general elections, the economic aspirations set forth by Prime Minister Modi have ignited discussions and debates about the nation’s trajectory and its role on the global stage in the coming years.