1. 10

    Protectionism is a very real danger. It is understandable that in times of a severe downturn protectionist pressures mount but the lessons of history are clear. If we give in to protectionist pressures, we will only send the world into a downward spiral.

  2. 9

    Nobody should be allowed to tinker with democracy. We will not discontinue the good works of the past government.

  3. 8

    The Indian economy grew at 5.5 percent, but if you look at the last 30 years - for example, 1960 to 1985 - the progress made by East Asian countries was phenomenal. In a single generation they had been able to transform the character of their economy. They were able to get rid of chronic poverty.

  4. 7

    Together with international unity and resolve we can meet the challenge of this global scourge and work to bring about an international law of zero tolerance for terrorism.

  5. 6

    We are a mixed economy. We will remain a mixed economy. The public and private sector will continue to play a very important role. The private sector in our country has very ample scope and I am confident that India's entrepreneurs have the capacity, and the will to rise to the occasion.

  6. 5

    Capitalism historically has been a very dynamic force, and behind that force is technical progress, innovation, new ideas, new products, new technologies, and new methods of managing teams.

  7. 4

    India happens to be a rich country inhabited by very poor people.

  8. 3

    We are a coalition government, and that limits our options in some ways. Privatization happens to be one such area.

  9. 2

    Unity and secularism will be the motto of the government. We can't afford divisive polity in India.

  10. 1

    [Urbanization] is the inevitable outcome of the processes of growth and the processes of modernization.

  11. Last Update: 28 January 2023

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