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LIVE: President outlines Modi Sarkar's priorities in Parliament, says greatest challenge is to fight poverty

India TV News Desk 10 Jun 2014, 11:14:35 AM IST
India TV News Desk
New Delhi: Seeking to heal the fractured and contentious politics of the previous years, President Pranab Mukherjee today said the new government at the Centre will work for development in a resurgent India in which corruption will have no place.

“They (people of India) have voted for a united, strong and modern India -‘Ek Bharat-Shreshta Bharat'-.  My government will work to fulfil these aspirations, with the involvement of all the 125 crore people of this great country,” he said.  The President was addressing the first joint sitting of Parliament as mandatorily required under the Constitution after general elections that brought in the Narendra Modi government last month.

In a word of assurance to minorities, the address said the new government is committed to making all minorities equal partners in India's progress.

The address is the political, economic and foreign policy road map of the Modi government voted to power and covers virtually all the crucial areas including the need to address the difficult economic situation in which inflation has to be reined in and growth to be reignited.

Mukherjee noted that the just-concluded election has been an election of hope.