Modi is a good listener, says Piyush Goyal

Chennai: Though he has a deep understanding of India’s problems and their solutions, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a very good listener who is always open to feedback and constructive criticism, said Union Minister of Commerce & Industry, Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution and Textiles, Piyush Goyal.

‘PM Modi in 2014, inherited a weak economy, one amongst the ‘Fragile 5’, with deep distress in rural India and lack of trust in India’s government after a series of scandals had come to light. India needed a complete makeover. The PM confronted with several challenges, demonstrated his decisive leadership and strong commitment to ensure that the benefits of progress reach the poorest of the poor without discrimation, taking the entire country along,’ he said in an article to mark two decades governance of Modi.

According to Goyal, right from the time he become the Chief Minister of Gujarat, Modi brought about fundamental changes in the way government works.

‘His focus on ‘Speed, Skill and Scale’ were evident in several projects he took up like 24×7 power to every home and farm, ensuring water to parched areas of Saurashtra, expanding infrastructure of ports, highways, gas grids, and promoting industries big and small. His use of technology driven governance to bring transparency and high levels of probity is a hallmark,’ he added.

The untiring efforts of PM Modi have accorded India a special status in the global community. The world now looks at India as a reliable and trusted partner, and a driving force in the growth of the world economy, he said.

NT Bureau