PM Modi during a pivotal day-long meeting with his Council of Ministers Before General Election 2024 : “Go, win, will see you again”

"Go, win. I will see you soon,” echoed the resounding mantra of PM Modi during a pivotal day-long meeting with his Council of Ministers.

This direct message from PM Modi reverberated within the confines of the meeting focused on the imperative theme of ‘Vikshit Bharat,’ where the formulation of a comprehensive action plan for the next five years took center stage.

Recognizing the importance of combating the misuse of Deepfake technology and the propagation of misleading propaganda, the Prime Minister emphasized the urgency of thwarting efforts that disseminate false information with the intention of tarnishing an individual’s reputation. The challenge lies in the increasing difficulty of distinguishing between authentic and fabricated content. Deepfake, a medium where artificial videos are meticulously crafted for deceptive purposes, involves superimposing another person’s face onto the original footage to distort the intended message.

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PM Modi Before Election 2024 PIcture Courtesy - ANI

With 2024 designated as an election year, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, in a strategic move, presented an interim budget on February 1. The full budget was deferred until the formation of the new government, with the forthcoming general elections slated for May.

In a bid to instill the essence of the Develop India Seminar into the departmental agenda, the PM Modi urged prominent trade bodies such as CII and FICCI to engage in meaningful dialogues on this critical issue. Emphasizing the fundamental objective of “Developed India,” the call was made to integrate its key principles into the comprehensive budget scheduled for presentation in June. Additionally, PM Modi directed various departments to meticulously chart out action plans and propose innovative ideas to propel this visionary initiative forward.

Official sources reveal that the meeting delved into a 100-day agenda, underscoring the need for swift and decisive action post the formation of the new government in May. A strong emphasis was placed on the expeditious implementation of outlined plans.

Recognizing the gravity of the election year, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the interim budget on February 1, postponing the full budget until the new government assumes office. The proposed general elections for May added a layer of anticipation and significance to the political landscape.

Insiders unveiled that a staggering 2,700 meetings, workshops, and seminars unfolded at various levels, seeking input from over 20 lakh youth. This extensive engagement served as a testament to the thorough groundwork that went into crafting the roadmap for a “Developed India.”

The journey toward a “Developed India” emerged from meticulous planning spanning over two years, adopting a holistic “whole of government” approach that involved all ministries. This comprehensive process included extensive consultations with state governments, academia, industry bodies, civil society, scientific entities, and the mobilization of youth to garner diverse perspectives.

Further underscoring the commitment to good governance, PM Modi urged ministers and officials to delve into the historical records of their respective ministries. Understanding the evolution of decisions made over the last 25 years was highlighted as crucial. The concept of “minimum government and maximum governance” was reiterated as a guiding principle, emphasizing efficiency and effectiveness in governmental operations.