Big changes in country: Modi says on 100 days

9 September, 2019 12:00 AM printer

NEW DELHI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said his government, returned to power by an overwhelming support of the people, has marked its first 100 days with “development” and “big changes”. This, he said, was done with the trust and support of the people. “Whatever big decisions were taken in the past 100 days, inspiration behind them were 130 crore people of the country,” he said, reports NDTV.

Over the next two days, his ministers are expected to showcase the achievements of their ministries - an exercise that was carried out in the last term as well. Narendra Modi led the way on Sunday, highlighting the volume of work done in parliament in its first session.

A number of bills were passed and the amount of work that was done, had never happened in any Parliament session in the past 60 years, the Prime Minister said at a rally in Haryana’s Rohtak.

Three key bills - one criminalising triple talaq, another an amendment to the Right To Information Act and the amendment to Motor Vehicle laws that saw penalties for violators shoot up - have been passed in this session.

In August, the government also announced the sweeping move in Jammu and Kashmir, ending the special status of the state and bifurcating it into two union territories. The announcement was made in parliament by Union minister Amit Shah and the bills to bring it about were passed in parliament.

“Modi 2.0 in its first 100 days has made historic and landmark decisions and with speed,” Union minister Prakash Javadekar said today. “Ambition to achieve $5 trillion economy by 2025 has given a roadmap to the government.