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Will take stern steps to improve country's economy: PM Narendra Modi

Saturday, 14 June 2014 - 6:42pm IST | Place: Panaji | Agency: Zee Media Bureau

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said NDA government will take tough decisions in coming days to improve country's economy even if people start disliking him for this. 

Addressing party members here, PM said, “Will have to take strong and bold decisions in coming days to improve country's economy and for the interest of the nation.” 

“I have a special association with Goa, since I was the in-charge of elections here in the past,” he added. 

Adding that due to such bold steps the country-men may start to dislike him, Modi said, “People might stop liking me because of the tough decisions I take.” 

PM added, “Nation cannot progress if states are not strong and developed.” 

Along with PM Modi, Goa CM Manohar Parrikar, Tourism Minister Sripad Naik and MoS Defence, Rao Inderjit Singh were present here in the function. 

PM Modi posted on the micro blogging site Twitter - “Thank you Goa for the warm welcome. Glad that I made my first official visit outside Delhi to Goa & that too to dedicate INS Vikramaditya.” 

In another post he said - “Also addressed Goa BJP Karyakartas. Assured them that there is a Government in Delhi that they will be very proud of!”

Earlier in the day, PM Narendra Modi dedicated India's largest warship INS Vikramaditya to the nation off Goa coast in Arabian Sea and pitched for making the country self-reliant in manufacturing defence equipment, shedding dependence on imports. 

In his first outing after taking charge as Prime Minister, he addressed the Naval personnel onboard the ship off Goa coast, calling the addition of the warship to the force as a "historic" step. 

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"Our government has the potential to match anyone in the world and the reason for this is the capability of our soldiers who give us the strength to do so," he said in his address, adding that the country intends to move forward in the same manner, without lowering its eyes. 

First published on Zee News 

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