Modi’s emphasis is on a cleaner India, villages rather than the capitol, and honest work. These simple truths make him a true for-the-people politician.
He is currently focused on building toilets in small villages, breaking down caste based stereotypes, and encouraging the youth of India to take an active responsibility for their country. He is especially eager to create trust between India and other countries. He is establishing India as an up in coming country, a country with the potential for economic success, and a country to be proud of.
Here are a few of my favorite quotes from his speech in Sydney, Australia.
I want to work for the small people, to make the small people big…that’s what my focus is.
“The country’s prime minister is doing only one thing today, making toilets. In rural parts, our mothers and sisters still have to go out in the open. It makes me feel sad.”
Cleaning up…removing litter…this is not a job that lacks dignity…this is a job that must be respected.
“They (previous government) enjoyed making laws. I enjoy finishing laws.”
I come from a poor family and I want the poor to get dignity. We want to start a movement for a clean India. If we have to build a nation, let us start from the villages.