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PM Modi's Anti-corruption Statement Resounds In France, Watch Video

Written By Monica Aggarwal | Mumbai | Published:


  • PM Modi addressed the Indian community at the UNESCO, HQ in Paris, France
  • In his address, he made a strong statement on action taken by India against corruption
  • His address received massive cheers from the people of the Indian community

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the Indian community at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France on Friday. Addressing the Indian diaspora in France, PM Modi spoke about the action taken by the NDA government against corruption and terrorism. Speaking on the action against corruption, PM Modi launched a veiled attack the previous government and said that the way the current government is taking action against corruption and looting of people's money has never happened in the previous UPA governance. He further said that in the new India, there no stopping or getting tired when to comes to action against corruption and terrorism. PM Modi's statements were welcomed by loud cheers by the Indian community at the UNESCO HQ in the French capital. 

"In the new India, corruption... why the silence?... don't worry, there will be no need to come to you. We only go there which is the right place. (loud cheers)... Today, in the new India, the way action is being taken against corruption, brother-nephewism, family corruption (nepotism), looting the money of the people, terrorism, it has never happened before. In the new India, there is no question of getting tired and stopping. It has not been much days after the formation of the new government. It has yet been 75 days, there are still days to 100 days. Only in the 75 days, we have worked with the inspiration of policy and taken big decisions one by one," PM Modi said addressing the Indian community.

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India takes action against corruption

PM Modi's statement comes at a time the CBI and the ED are taking action against several political leaders and businessmen for their alleged roles in money-laundering cases and corruption. On Thursday, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram was arrested by the CBI and was given to the CBI custody for four days for questioning in the INX Media scam. Amid the developments, in a major win for the investigating agencies, Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath's nephew Ratul Puri summited an application to surrender before the Central Bureau Investigation (CBI) in relation to the Agusta Westland Case. He is already in custody with the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with the Moser Baer fraud case.

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PM Modi in France

PM Modi arrived in France on Thursday evening, following which he held a bilateral meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron. Arriving at the UNESCO office in Paris on Friday, PM Modi also met Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay. He was accorded with a grand welcome. Addressing the Indian community, he added that within the 75 days of the new Government coming to power, several strong decisions were taken for the welfare of the people. After France, he will be heading to UAE and Bahrain as a part of his three-nation tour. 

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