Peace, unity and harmony prerequisites for development: Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today stressed on the need for peace, harmony and unity in society saying it is a prerequisite for the country’s development .

Speaking at the BJP parliamentary party meet, Modi asked the party MPs to take lead in ensuring peace and harmony in the country.

He said political interests are “supreme” for some parties but for the BJP, “national interest is above everything”.

Modi’s comments come against the backdrop of communal violence in Delhi which claimed more than 40 lives.

The Opposition has sought to corner the Modi government on the violence in the national Capital.