Modi in Mumbai: PM Attacks Congress on Emergency Anniv, Rahul Gandhi Retorts With ‘Rape Shame’
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Modi on Emergency Anniversary
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Mumbai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi says the BJP is observing a ‘black day’ to mark the 43rd anniversary of 1975 Emergency imposed by then PM Indira Gandhi to not just criticise the Congress, but make today’s youth aware of what happened then. “India remembers the Emergency as a dark period during which every institution was subverted and an atmosphere of fear was created. Not only people but also ideas and artistic freedom were held hostage to power politics,” he tweeted earlier in the day.
Modi also hailed the spirit of those citizens who firmly opposed the Emergency that came into force on June 25, 1975 leading to suspension of the fundamental rights.
Rahul Gandhi Retorts With ‘Rape Shame’
Hitting back at the PM, Congress president Rahul Gandhi questioned him on rising rapes in India, which has been ranked as the ‘most dangerous country’ for women in a global survey of experts.
We have provided investors an environment: PM Modi
Addressing the inaugural session of the third Annual Meeting of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), Prime Minister Narendra Modi said “We are happy to have this opportunity to deepen our engagement with the Bank and its members. AIIB started its financing operations in January 2016 and in less than three years, it has in its fold, 87 members.
He further added that “With committed capital of 100 billion dollars and huge need for infrastructure in member countries, I take this opportunity to call upon AIIB to expand from financing 4 billion dollars, to 40 billion dollars by 2020 and 100 billion dollars by 2025”
Lauding the efforts of AIIB, Prime Minister said ‘’India and AIIB are both strongly committed to making economic growth more inclusive and sustainable. In India, we are applying novel Public Private Partnership models, Infrastructure Debt Funds, and Infrastructure Investment Trusts to fund infrastructure.”