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Amit Shah Endorses PM Modi's 'Vocal For Local' Call; Hails His Leadership Amid Crisis

Amit Shah hailed PM Modi's leadership amid the crisis and stated that it is our time to pledge to use more local products and turn our local into global

Amit Shah

Following Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address to the nation on Tuesday, Union Home Minister Amit Shah reiterated that 21st century will be the century that India shines. He added that this could only be achieved if 130 crore Indians unite to follow the 'Aatma Nirbhar Bharat' mantra. Taking to Twitter, the Home Minister also hailed the Prime Minister's leadership amid the crisis. 

Reflecting upon the Rs 20 lakh crores package announced by the Prime Minister, Shah stated that the package will include interests of the poor, farmers, middle class and business class as well. He added that the package will empower every section and make the country self-sufficient. The Union Home Minister also backed PM Modi's 'Vocal for Local' appeal and stated that it is our time to pledge to use more local products and turn our local into global.

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PM Modi announces financial package

Addressing the nation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also announced a financial package worth Rs.20 lakh crore which is equivalent to 10% of India's Gross Domestic Product to boost self-reliance. The details of the package shall be announced by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday, May 13. The PM mentioned that this would benefit the workers, hawkers, street vendors, farmers, the business class, etc.

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PM Modi stressed on the need for citizens to promote local businesses as they have suffered a lot due to the Coronavirus forced lockdown. He urged citizens across the country to support local products and businesses by campaigning for them and also appealed to the citizens to be 'vocal for local' in an attempt to boost Indian businesses. 

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