New Delhi, March 12
Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh said that number of revolutionary decisions taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi are based on conviction and he has the capacity to take bold decisions with courage, as long as these are for the benefit of the poorest of the poor and for the last man in the last queue.
During a one hour interaction and question-answer session with a group of students of “Indian Institute of Democratic Leadership” (IIDL), Dr Jitendra Singh was responding to queries related to observations made by certain Opposition parties that demonetization was not a right decision. Substantiating his point, he said, a recommendation for demonetization had also come up from a specially constituted committee when Indira Gandhi was the Prime Minister, but it was deferred due to political considerations. The group included 32 students, belonging to 14 States, currently undergoing Post-Graduate Programme in Leadership, Politics and Governance. The students asked the Minister a wide range of questions including how the Ministry of DoNER had brought in a revolutionary transformation in the North-Eastern region and what were the factors leading to acceptance of BJP as a political party in the Northeast.