Time changing, power now in hand of commoners, not elites: Modi

Prime News, National (New Delhi), July 17:- Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday made a veiled attack on Congress and some other parties, saying “new ruling elites”, born after Independence, controlled politics for generations but the time was changing and people from rural backgrounds were now occupying high constitutional positions.

Addressing the valedictory function of the New India Conclave, he also congratulated young Indians for heralding an era of development in the country and said it was the youth that propelled to change the ongoing constitutional mechanism.

“There was a time when the ruling was in the hands of royal family. New ruling elites were born after Independence and they controlled politics for also three generations. The ruling had been in the control of only some families. But the situation has been changed now.

“The President, Vice President and I also reached these posts from rural backgrounds after being elected through a democratic electoral process. And this shows how the country’s people and there thinking have changed,” Modi said, citing leaders like Yogi Adityanath, Biplab Deb, Trivendra Singh Rawat, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Nitish Kumar, Manohar Lal Khattar and Raghubar Das, who were from very common families, but have reached high posts.

Modi said the country is passing through an era of transformation. “In last four years, the country has been trying to touch new heights of the 21st century. Gone are the days when India was considered to be among the ‘fragile five’. Today, we are the fastest growing economy in the world. Powered by the 125 crore people of India, we will grow even faster.” (MR, Inputs: Agencies).

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