World today needs govts which are inclusive, free from corruption: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said the world today needs governments that are inclusive and free from corruption, as he asserted that his mantra over the years has been ‘minimum government, maximum governance’.

Addressing the World Governments Summit here on the second day of this visit to the UAE, Modi said that in the last few years in India, people’s trust in the government has increased.

“People have trust in the intent and commitment of the Indian government. This was possible only because we prioritised public sentiments,” he said.

Modi said that as chief minister of Gujarat and as Prime Minister he had spent 23 years in government and his principle of ‘minimum government, maximum governance’.

The prime minister said his government focused on women-led development, strengthening the financial, social, and political conditions of the Indian women.

Modi said social and financial inclusion has been his government’s priority and over 50 crore people were connected to the banking system.

The world today needs governments that are inclusive, take everyone along, and are clean and free from corruption, he asserted.

“On one hand the world is progressing towards modernity, on the other, the challenges from earlier centuries are intensifying,” he said.

Today, technology is proving to be a key disruptor be it positive or negative, he said.

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