Centre, States must work together for India’s progress: PM

New Delhi (PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said his government was taking states on board for development of the country, asserting that India can move ahead only on the “strong shoulders” of the states and not from Delhi alone.


“India is not going to progress from Delhi,” Modi said while delivering the inaugural address at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit here.

Citing various measures taken by his government like setting up special departments for states at the Centre in taking them along, Modi said the states have the most “important role” in India’s progress.

“States have the most important role in India’s progress. India can move ahead only on the strong shoulders of the states and not from Delhi alone. If we walk together shoulder to shoulder then results will automatically come,” he said.

Modi said it is important that the world knows about our states and their strengths. During his 40-minute speech that was laced with humour, the prime minister also said that a decisive mandate given to his party in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections was crucial to the country’s progress.

Having a stable Government is a very big thing and this can’t be ignored. Fractured mandates always have uncertainty,” he said, adding, there was “despondency” all over before his government took over office in May last year.

Talking about the measures being taken by his government to push development in states, especially the eastern region, Modi said the Centre had recently sanctioned two major plants for manufacturing railway engines in Bihar.

He added lightheartedly that the decision was taken after the assembly election in state. BJP had there suffered a big defeat in the hands of Nitish Kumar-led grand alliance.

Modi said there was no dearth of good ideas in the country but their efficient execution was necessary for success and he was focusing on this.

The prime minister spoke about various initiatives taken by his government, including promoting LED lights in 100 cities, targeted subsidies and changing work culture in the public sector to turn it around, to push development and save money.

He lamented that if he had done disinvestment in public sector and slashed subsidies, then reformists would have hailed him and clapped for days, but they were not noticing that he was achieving the same results by doing things differently.
“If I cut down subsidy, I will be hailed as reformist, but if we do targetted delivery of subsidies it is not seen as reform,” he added.

Modi said over 40 lakh families had given up LPG cylinder subsidies on his call and his government used the savings from this to give cylinder to as many poor families.
Talking about MoUs signed by the Centre with 100 cities for promotion of LED lights, he said it will result in saving 21,500 MW of power.

“If I had announced a new power project of 21,500 MW, then it would be a headline in media. Such a factory would have cost Rs 1.25 lakh crore. I have achieved the same result but it has not got the same attention,” he told the audience.

Power generation record had been broken by his government, work on 60-65 of over 85 major projects pending for years had started, he said.


  1. The globetrotter’s article writers have said (because the globetrotter himself never speaks) that his “government was taking states on board for development of the country, asserting that India can move ahead only on the ‘strong shoulders’ of the states and not from Delhi alone.”

    Now what does this mean?

    Is it something that the globetrotter has recently realised?

    The Indian political system was, in many ways, a continuation of the British Raj. The British Raj had signed agreements with the “princely states” in such a way that the “princely states” actually ruled the subjects and enacted many laws affecting those subjects in their respective provinces, while the British managed certain overarching roles like defence.

    The independent India inherited that political system. The states – initially princely domains and later linguistic provinces – levied various taxes. The income tax went to the centre.

    The UPA, under the highly intelligent and well-educated PM Manmohan Singh, suggested some changes to the tax collection – through the introduction of GST. Of all the CMs, the globetrotter’s rejection of GST was the greatest. No matter how the UPA tried to convince the globetrotter, the latter kept opposing the introduction of GST.

    And now, the same globetrotter tries to convince the people that he is all for development. And that the GST must be introduced. And that the states must join the bandwagon.

    The states are aware that any change to the current tax system will cause massive financial issues to them. They will not agree to the percentage share basis formula suggested by the centre.

    So the globetrotter has no support either from the central opposition or the majority of the states.

    The globetrotter, despite all the fake photos supplied to the newspapers, is a completely failed man.

    • Mangal – “PM Manmohan Singh, suggested some changes to the tax collection – through the introduction of GST. Of all the CMs, the globetrotter’s rejection of GST was the greatest. No matter how the UPA tried to convince the globetrotter, the latter kept opposing the introduction of GST.”

      Before soliciting support to the GST by the Congress Party, Modi must first offer unconditional apology to the Congress Party and the nation for having obstructed it for ten long years, thereby disabling Congress to develop India, among other things.

  2. Centre, States must work together for India’s progress: PM

    Dear readers,

    The state of Delhi is one such example where reforms can’t be implemented due to center interference. Comparing ‘Gujarat Model’ Delhi under CM Kejriwal delivered more from his manifesto. But the Governor power is being misused to slow the process of delivery to the common man.The neighbouring state ruled by Haryana were the downflow of Delhi’s lifeline of water source is been choked. The national capital become heaps of dump yard,pollution level is competing with Beijing and women security is highly questionable task. The civic authority and security is the direct responsibility but Mr.Kejriwal has taken the beating.

    The non-BJP ruled states the communal violence has increased to highest level. The center ruled by Modi is blaming state governments.

    ‘300 cases of communal violence in four months’

    In the past four months, the country witnessed 300 incidents of communal violence, 75 every month, where 35 people were killed, according to Home Ministry data accessed by The Hindu. In the entire year till October, 630 incidents were reported and 86 persons lost their lives.

    Till June this year, 330 incidents of communal violence were reported and 51 people were killed in these incidents. As many as 1,899 people were injured in 2015.

    The center assistance in disaster management is reached dilapidated stated. Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh is the classic example.

    Other than globetrotting nearly 2 years in office other than copying the successive programme of UPA rebranding and relaunching they have achieved absolute zero.

    GST,Land reform bills,investment once stalled by the BJP in opposition is being reintroduced. The fuel prices are tumbling in International market, the cream is being taken by the BJP private sponsors.Poor Indians are still paying the prices of UPA when fuel at his peak. The essential commodities skyrocketing and no visible sign of ‘Achhe Din’ . The government has shifted priority from farmers to LGBT society. The pulse are not reachable,protein rich beef is banned and but focus on child pronography.

    Polysis paralysis government who prove their efficiency by producing report to Nagpur to non representative officials against oath of office. The law makers down to judiciary all are saffronised. The President of India is next. Every intellectuals raising their voice on ‘intolerance’ but government label them manufactured by UPS(united states,Pakistan,Saudi).

    Jai Hind

  3. Centre, States must work together for India’s progress: PM.

    If Mr. Modi condemns Congress party in India for political consideration, it is O.K. But going to foreign countries and condemning Congress rule for last 60 years, depicting India as a toilet less country, depiction that India is a heap of garbage and corruption, ETC would only compel foreigners not to come to India for investments.


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