WATCH: Modi says will not let present problems jeopardise country's future
Modi: "Not everything that a critic says is wrong but one should refrain from creating a negative environment in the country"
Modi says "This is a time of big transformation, the importance of honest & transparent governance is being realised"
Modi says "I will not let present problems jeopardise the future of the country"
Modi says the "Government very well understands (the) value of your hard-earned money, our policies and schemes are focused at bettering (the) life of (the) poor and middle class"
Modi says "After achieving average growth of 7.5% over 3 years, we accept that growth rates came down April-June but govt is committed to reverse it"
Says "I have told the GST council to review the problems being faced by traders & we are willing to make changes as per the suggestions"
Adds "I assure that the steps being taken by the government will put the country in a new league of development"
Modi responds to criticism that GDP has fallen consecutively over the last six quarters. Says during 6 years of the previous government, there were eight instances when GDP was at or below 5.7 %
There are some people who sleep well only after they spread a feeling of pessimism
We need to recognise these people, says Modi
There are some people who sleep well only after they spread a feeling of pessimism all around. We need to recognise such people: PM Modi pic.twitter.com/GvEUTtktvN— ANI (@ANI) October 4, 2017
Prime Minister Modi is responding to critics of his government.
The cash to GDP has come to has come down to 9 per cent after demonetisation, said Modi.
Earlier, he said, it was 12 per cent.