PRAISING PRIME Minister Narendra Modi as “24-carat gold”, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh mentioned on Friday that “after Mahatma Gandhi, Modi is the only leader” with a deep understanding of “Indian society and its psychology”.
He was addressing the valedictory session of a nationwide convention on “Delivering democracy: Reviewing two decades of Narendra Modi as head of government”, organised by Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini, a think-tank.
“Bharat ke raajnaitik itihas mein Bharat ke samajj aur iske manovigyan ki jitni samajj Modiji mein hein, woh atulaneey hain. Mahatma Gandhiji ke baad, Modiji hi ek aise neta hain jinhe Bharatiya samaaj, aur iske manovigyan par gaharee pakad hain, jo thos aur vyapak nijee anubhav par aadhaarit hain,” he mentioned.
(“In the political history of India, Modiji’s understanding of India and its psychology is matchless. After Mahatma Gandhi, Modiji is the only leader who has a deep grasp of Indian society and its psychology, and that is based on solid and comprehensive personal experience.”)
“I believe that Modiji should be viewed more as an idea, philosophy, than as an individual. Because, in every century, certain people are born with that natural strength to transform society with their strong determination and firm ideas,” mentioned Singh.
He mentioned Modi’s political journey during the last twenty years as head of presidency must be a case examine in administration colleges on “effective leadership and efficient governance”.
“A true leader is identified by his intent and integrity, and, in both cases, Modiji is 24-carat gold. There is not a single stain of corruption on him, even after being the head of a government for 20 years,” he mentioned.
Singh mentioned Modi has overcome the “crisis of credibility” in Indian politics. He mentioned the hole between the phrases and actions of politicians had made folks lose belief in them. “ Modiji accepted this crisis of credibility as a challenge and delivered. There is not a single thing that he promised and didn’t deliver,” he mentioned.
“It was believed that if you stand with business and industry, then your social commitment is weak. Modiji challenged this misconception. He recognised and respected (the role of) industry and entrepreneurs in nation building, and supported and promoted them,” he mentioned.
Addressing the identical convention earlier this week, Home Minister Amit Shah had mentioned Modi was India’s “most successful administrator…since Independence”.
“Even though Narendra Modi considers himself as the ‘pradhan sewak’, I can say with conviction that he is the most successful administrator the country has ever had since Independence. Because he covered all these points and took India to a different level,” Shah had mentioned.