Yes, we also face problems but we are not those who will only cry about the problems. We are finding solutions to the problems we face. There are some people who are engaged in counting problems all the time — Prime Minister Narendra Modi
In an apparent swipe at his detractors back home, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said some people only cry about problems while his government was trying to resolve them.
“Yes we also face problems but we are not those who will only cry about the problems. We are finding solutions to the problems we face.
“There are some people who all the time are engaged in counting problems,” he said while addressing a 'Friends of India' event in Moscow.
Asserting that India is making attempts to resolve these problems, he said, “results in this direction are now showing up”.
Although Modi did not elaborate, he was apparently referring to problems being repeatedly highlighted by opposition parties.
His remarks came while addressing a gathering of about 3,000 against the backdrop of the NDA government's attack on the opposition for stalling the crucial reforms legislation like the GST during the just-concluded Parliament session.
The Prime Minister, who also spoke about the growing threat of terrorism, underlined the need for the global community to join hands to fight the menace.
He recalled that 30 years back when India, a victim of terrorism, pressed the international community to act against the scourge, the world was not convinced.
“But the world has now been shaken with the brutality of terrorism striking in different parts with impunity. India has now been successful in convincing the world that it is the demand of time that all forces that believe in humanism should join hands to root out terrorism,” he said.
Describing India-Russia relations as “deep-rooted”, he said Russia has stood like a rock behind India in hours of crisis and also at the international fora on various issues.
He said strengthening of bilateral relations will help the two countries emerge as a new power in Central Asia and Eurasia will be a catalyst for economic development of the region.