Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the centre and states should work together for the progress of the nation. He said that the states are being taken on the board for the development of India.
He also asserted that Indian can only move on the strong shoulders of the states, but not Delhi alone.
As he delivered the inaugural address at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit, Modi said, “India is not going to progress from Delhi.”
Mr. Modi cited several measures of the government such as setting special departments for states at the Centre in taking them along.
“States have the most important role in India’s progress. India can move ahead only on the strong shoulders of the states and not from Delhi alone. If we walk together shoulder to shoulder then results will automatically come,” Modi said. He added during his 40-minute speech that the strengths of the state should be known to the world.
He stressed on prominence of a stable Government and said it a big thing that cannot be ignored. “Fractured mandates always have uncertainty,” he said.
"The good news is Parliament is running,” remarked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, referring to backdrop of monsoon session washout.
“I have to go to Parliament. The good news is that Parliament is running,” he said, and hastened to add, “the credit does not go to Modi but to all the parties”.