Modi hails end of cor­rup­tion at govt’s sec­ond an­niver­sary gala

ACHIEVE­MENTS HIGH­LIGHTED Says Cen­tre, states richer by crores through trans­par­ent ap­proach

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NEW DELHI: Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi ex­pressed “im­mense sat­is­fac­tion” on Satur­day with his govern­ment’s per­for­mance in two years, say­ing the NDA ad­min­is­tra­tion clamped down on cor­rup­tion that was once eat­ing into In­dia’s vi­tals like ter­mites.

“Cor­rup­tion has stopped… not just for a year but for ever… This is just the be­gin­ning. A new dawn,” he said at a star-stud­ded event on the lawns of Delhi’s In­dia Gate.

Modi said the NDA’s work should be eval­u­ated against that of pre­vi­ous govern­ment and cited a se­ries of scams dur­ing the then UPA regime to draw a con­trast. “It is ob­vi­ous in the past 15 days that there is ‘vikaswad’ (de­vel­op­ment-ism) on the one side

and ‘vi­rod­hwad’ (ob­struc­tion­ism) on the other. Be­tween the two, the peo­ple can see the truth,” he said.

He listed a se­ries of steps that ended cor­rup­tion and saved money, in­clud­ing plug­ging leak­ages in cook­ing gas sub­sidy, root­ing out fake ra­tion cards, and scrap­ping fic­ti­tious teach­ing posts, among oth­ers. “Leak­ages worth Rs 36,000 crore have stopped,” he said. >> CON­TIN­UED ON P9 >> RE­LATED RE­PORTS, P10

Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi tries his hand at the Khasi tra­di­tional drum dur­ing a tour of Megha­laya on Satur­day morn­ing. PIB

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