Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday gave his reply to 'Motion Of Thanks On the President's Address' in the Lok Sabha. In his speech in the Lok Sabha urged all the members to strive for an 'Adhunik Bharat' or a 'Modern India'.
In his speech, Prime Minister Modi said that while addressing issues such as poverty, India should also work towards a modern India.
"When a country is facing poverty, the ease of living for them should be fulfilled, but at the same time, the country must go forward. The poor people must be empowered but we must also strive for a modern India," he said.
Further talking about the efforts to curb poverty and also modernizing the country, Modi said:
"The development must be in such a way that one side we focus on welfare and on fulfilling the daily needs of the people and on the other hand we also create modern infrastructure. To make the country modern, we must implement schemes. And we have given strength to both these facets.
"Be it highways, i-ways, waterways, rail or road, from schemes on aviation to manufacturing of planes, be it startups, innovations, and coming up with missions like Chandrayaan, all these make a modern India," he said.
He also lashed out at the Opposition saying that they have risen to such highs that the people have become negligible to them and the land has become invisible to them.
"I congratulate you on your new heights, because you have gone to such heights, that the land is not visible to you anymore. You have gone to such heights that you have uprooted yourselves from the roots. You have gone to such heights that people are negligible to you now. And it gives me satisfaction to see you rise so much. I extend best wishes that you reach more heights. We don't have any hard feeling with your getting to new heights, it is not our dream to get to new heights. Our dream is to stay connected to the roots. We extend blessing to you, fly high" the Prime Minister added.