The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said on Friday “there is no place for corruption and middlemen” in the country.

It said the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government’s priority was to create a corruption-free India and that it had taken several initiatives for “uprooting corruption from the system”.

“There is no place for corruption and middlemen. The NDA government’s priority is a corruption free India. It is uprooting corruption from the system,” the PMO tweeted.

Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday appealed every to own the dream of New India so that it becomes a success by 2022.

Addressing a gathering of entrepreneurs at the “Champions of Change” conclave organised by the NITI Aayog, he said the government cannot afford to live under the false impression that it can run a big country like India without active contribution of its people.

“In our country, the government may create a system but development is fuelled by efforts and sacrifices made by its people.

“I do not think that we can build New India merely through government schemes. Till the time 1.25 billion countrymen make the resolve, and have their job cut out for themselves to contribute towards New India, this dream will remain unfulfilled,” Modi said.

First Published | 18 August 2017 11:54 AM
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