«Much of India that we dream of still lies ahead of us: housing, power, water and sanitation for all; bank accounts and insurance for every citizen; connected and prosperous villages; and, smart and sustainable cities. These are goals with a definite date, not just a mirage of hope.
And, inspired by Gandhi, the change has begun with us - the way the government works. There is transparency and accountability in governance. There is boldness and speed in decisions.
Federalism is no longer the fault line of centre-state relations, but the definition of a new partnership of Team India. Citizens now have the ease of trust, not the burden of proof and process. Businesses find an environment that is open and easy to work in.
In a nation connected by cell phones, Digital India is transforming the interface between government and people.
So, Mr Speaker, with apologies to poet T.S. Eliot, we won’t let the shadow fall between the idea and reality.
If you visit India, you will experience the wind of change.»
Narendra Modi 13 Nov 2015