Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that while poverty and aid from other countries used to be discussed during the rule of previous governments, now for the first time since independence, India is daring to dream big and has the potential to realize it. Speaking at the launch of multiple development initiatives, the Prime Minister said, “For the first time after independence, India is daring to dream big and fulfil them. A long period in the last century was spent discussing poverty, seeking help from the world and living somehow. For the first time in the history of independent India, the world trusts India’s resolutions.” PM Modi said that in the last 8 years, the BJP government have worked with a futuristic vision and modern approach to develop physical and social infrastructure. “We have seen those times when the money meant for the welfare of the poor was lost in scams. There was no sign of sensitivity regarding the tax received from the taxpayer,” said PM Modi. “Today, India is investing in upgrading its physical and social infrastructure, with futuristic thinking and modern approach,” he said.