Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his interview to Network 18, told editor Rahul Joshi that his vision for the country is to make it poverty-free and empower the poor.
“If we want to free this country of poverty then we need development. We will need to empower the poor,” Modi said.
Saying that education is the biggest tool for empowerment, Modi added that poverty alleviation has been a political slogan and a lot of politics have been played around it.
“My path is a little different. We have to empower the poor to end poverty. If the poor are empowered, they can end their poverty. Freedom from poverty can only come from empowerment,” Modi said.
The prime minister said that India has 80 crore youth below the age of 30 and they can change the fortunes of the country.