During an event held via video conferencing after inaugurating the foundation stone laying for the revitalization of 508 railway stations across the nation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi accused the opposition of indulging in “detrimental politics.” He emphasized that now the entire nation is rallying against corruption, dynastic politics, and appeasement, urging them to “quit India.”
Modi asserted that certain elements within the opposition are adhering to a principle of obstructing both their own work and the work of others. Even the construction of a modern Parliament building faced opposition from a section of the opposition, he noted.
Addressing the topic of several significant national developments, Modi mentioned the ‘Statue of Unity’ dedicated to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, which stands as the world’s largest statue. He pointed out that although certain parties evoke the memory of India’s first Home Minister during elections, none of their prominent leaders have paid homage at the statue.
Modi continued his critique of the opposition’s approach, characterizing it as “negative politics.” He emphasized his commitment to a path of positive politics focused on development and carried out with a mission-oriented approach.
In the spirit of the Quit India Movement, Modi declared that the entire nation is now vocal about urging corruption, dynasty, and appeasement to “quit India.” He highlighted the significant change in India’s global perception, attributing it to the fact that Indians elected a full majority government after nearly three decades, which has consistently taken decisive actions to address the country’s challenges.
Modi further elaborated that India’s reputation on the global stage has grown due to two primary factors: the election of a majority government and the government’s ongoing efforts to find permanent solutions for the nation’s concerns. He emphasized that India is on a path toward development, fueled by renewed energy and determination, marking the beginning of a new chapter in the history of Indian Railways.
The 508 railway stations set for redevelopment are situated across 27 states and union territories, with plans to invest Rs 24,470 crore into the endeavor. The redevelopment aims to offer modern amenities to passengers while ensuring effective traffic circulation, inter-modal integration, and culturally inspired station designs.
Modi’s emphasis on state-of-the-art public transport and the significance of railway stations as pivotal components of this vision is reflected in the ‘Amrit Bharat Station Scheme,’ launched to revitalize a total of 1,309 stations. In line with this scheme, the foundation stone for the redevelopment of 508 stations was ceremoniously laid by the Prime Minister.