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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday reiterated his promise for a better tomorrow that a strong decision making, better governance and interconnected services would bring.

Addressing the opening remarks at the 17th edition of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit, Modi said the legacy that the government had inherited could not make the country ready for challenges posed by the 21st century. He said we are working to make India a $5 trillion economy.

"The challenges have not come today but been around for years. The decision to abrogate Article 370 has given hope to the people of J&K and Ladakh. Families who came from neighbouring states, when they get citizenship, they will have a better future. The decision on Delhi's illegal colonies has secured the future of 40 lakh people. These decisions were legacies from the past but could not be left hanging," he said.

The statement by Modi is interesting because Parliament is likely to take up Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019 for discussion on Monday. For a better tomorrow, infrastructure will play a key role and the government will start schemes of up to 100 lakh crore, he said.

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Speaking about the 112 aspirational districts, Modi said “This is a guarantee for a better tomorrow. For the overall development parameters to improve, the biggest push will come from these aspirational districts. We are not the kind to leave a page but start a new chapter. We are people who have faith in the dreams of the country. We are taking the country towards politics of performance," he said.

The PM further said the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) was working on the principle of politics of performance and not politics of promises. Modi said most of the criticism being faced by the union government is on the agenda and issues raised by the NDA. "I know we have raised the expectations and aspirations of the people. We are being criticized for issues and agenda set by us," he added.

He said the government had made changes in the hiring and retiring process of civil services to ensure that the best talent is made available. "The country will move forward when there is no pressure from the government on the public. The government needs to be out of people's lives. We have made an entry with such a governance model that was still in the 19-20th century. The important tools are the governance mechanism. The legacy with which we were moving we could not have met the aspirations of the 21st century. We have made an effort to transform the employment process," he said.

Speaking about the steps taken in the banking and labour sector, Modi said these steps will ensure ease of operations.

(Gyan Varma contributed to the story)

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