Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee Research Foundation

Salient Points of PM Modi’s address at Foundation Stone Ceremony of Mopa Green Field International Airport & Electronic City at Tuam in Goa on 13th Nov, 2016

  • Political instability had affected Goa’s growth. And due to this instability, the state never realised its true potential
  • I laud Manohar Parrikar for ushering in a political culture in Goa- that of taking Goa to new heights of progress
  • Due to Manohar Parrikar, Goa saw political stability and formation of a Government that works for the welfare of the state
  • If the CM, RM & me appreciate Goa, one may argue it is also about our political affiliations but a magazine recently lauded Goa’s growth
  • We read a week ago how Goa has emerged as Number 1 among the smaller states. This is due to the people of Goa.
  • As far as the airport is concerned, I am happy that we are fulfilling the promise made by Atal Bihari Vajpayee. This will benefit Goa
  • With the new airport the impetus to tourism will be immense
  • A digitally trained, modern and youth driven Goa is being shaped today. This has the power to transform India
  • I also want to talk about something else in Goa…on 8th November many people of India slept peacefully & a few are sleepless even now
  • We took a key step to help the honest citizen of India defeat the menace of black money
  • The people have chosen a government and they expect so much from it. In 2014 so many people voted to free the nation from corruption
  • If any money that was looted in India and has left Indian shores, it is our duty to find out about it
  • I was not born to sit on a chair of high office. Whatever I had, my family, my home…I left it for the nation
  • Why do we have to put the future of our youth at stake? Those who want to do politics are free to do so
  • Yes I also feel the pain. These steps taken were not a display of arrogance. I have seen poverty & understand people’s problems
  • I know the forces up against me, they may not let me live,they may ruin me because their loot of 70 years is in trouble, but am prepared