Indian PM Modi chairs meeting of Council of Ministers


JULY 4, 2023

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday chaired a meeting of the Council of Ministers at the Pragati Maidan Convention Centre in the national capital.

After the meeting, the Prime Minister said he had a “fruitful meeting” with Council of Ministers, where views on diverse policy related issues were exchanged.

Sources said that PM Modi asked his Council of Ministers to go all out over the next nine months to inform people about the various development works carried out by the Centre in the last nine years.

They said a presentation was made in the meeting on India’s likely growth journey in a host of areas, ranging from infrastructure to budget size, till 2047 when it celebrates the centenary of its independence.

This will put India among the leading countries in the world, they said.

PM Modi has described the era till 2047 as “Amrit Kaal” (golden era) for the country.

The sources said the Prime Minister noted the global challenges and lauded the country’s development.

A number of secretaries representing different ministries, including foreign and defence, spoke during the meeting in which PM Modi’s recent state visit to the US was also highlighted for its unprecedent success, with the PM holding talks with President Joe Biden on all three days of his stay in Washington DC, the sources said.

His visit to Egypt was also highlighted in the meeting which last for close to four and a half hours.

It was also discussed how to properly implement budgetary allocations, the sources said, noting that PM Modi underscored that the G20 meeting will be held at Pragati Maidan Convention Centre.

In the Council of Ministers meeting, some ministries generally give a presentation about their work, with the Prime Minister sharing his views.

The meeting has come amid a heightened buzz about a likely Cabinet reshuffle following a series of meetings of the ruling BJP’s top brass.

What has added to the reshuffle buzz is that the period before Parliament’s Monsoon Session, which begins from July 20, could be the last window for such an exercise.

Courtesy/Source: TOI / PTI