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Narendra Modi: Power is my government's first priority

India TV News Desk 21 Aug 2014, 18:53:53 PM IST
India TV News Desk
Nagpur: The Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that power ranks at the top of his government's priority list.

Addressing a public meeting in Nagpur, Modi reminded the audience that his government has focused on improvising power supply in the country right from the day one.

“You must have noticed that since the day my government came to power, my first priority has been electricity. Be it in Jammu and Kashmir or any other state, we need to fully utilize the potential to generate power,” said Modi.

Emphasizing the need to save power, Modi said, “it's the government's responsibility to harness electricity. But as citizens, it is our responsibility to save energy. We need to save our pockets from high electricity bill. The amount of money we save on saving electricity is more than the amount we spend on harnessing electricity.”
Modi also touched the issue of corruption in his speech and promised to get rid of this menace with the help of the people.

“Corruption has plagued the country. I am with you to eradicate it forever. When I talk about corruption, some people are perturbed. But those people must realize that people of India have woken up and want a corruption free nation. With your blessing we will be successful in rooting out this disease,” said Narendra Modi.

Modi also recalled the famous lines of the legendary freedom fighter Bal Gangadhar Tilak  - Swaraj mera janmsiddha adhikar hai (Self-rule is my birthright) -  and said that people of Maharashtra firmly believe  in this philosophy.

He is in Nagpur today to lay the foundation stone of Nagpur Metro station. He will also inaugurate the Mouda Super Thermal Power Project Phase 1 and a flyover on National Highway 6 in Nagpur.

Here are live updates of Modi's public meeting in Nagpur: