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India to rectify COP21 on Mahatma Gandhi's birth anniversary, says PM Modi

Updated: Sep 25, 2016 19:23 IST      
India to rectify COP21 on Mahatma Gandhi's birth anniversary, says PM Modi

Kozhikode (Kerala) [India], Sept. 25 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said India would rectify the decisions that were made during the Paris Climate Deal (COP21) on the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on October 2.

"On the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on October 2, India will ratify the COP21 resolutions on climate, because Gandhiji's life is an example of a minimum carbon footprint. He was very close to nature," said Prime Minister Modi while addressing the Bharatiya Janata Party National Council on the birth centenary of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay.

"Today people discuss global warming, while Pandit Deendayal used to say we should respect our resources. Pandit Deendayal was appointed chairman of the Jana Sangh in Kozhikode," said the Prime Minister, adding that no political pundit would have expected Jan Sangh 50 years ago to become the number one party of India," he added.

Noting that standards of politics fell a lot after independence, Prime Minister Modi said, "It creates immense amount of danger for democracy. However, it is not true that all hope is lost; ideals are still alive. In this country of 125 million people, dreams and determination of this young country should also be young," he added.

Stating that the BJP's original character is based on principles of welfare of people, the Prime Minister added, "We have never comprised on our ideals. BJP's original character is based on principles of welfare of people. India's politics is attached to its roots, Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay gave us the mantra."

"Our party was formed for poor section of society and all our initiatives are focusing on down trodden people only. Our government is committed to the welfare of the last person in the society. Our effort is that we continue on the path of balanced growth," he added.

"Deendayal Upadhyayaji said, Muslims should not be treated as substance for votes or look down upon, they should be considered equal. Don't reward Muslims, don't rebuke Muslims, empower them. Think of them as your own," said the Prime Minister.

Asserting that the solution to the country's all problems rest in development, the Prime Minister said, "There is a need for a discussion to bring in change in the procedures for elections in our country."

Earlier, the Prime Minister unveiled a book titled 'Amal', outlining how the Chhattisgarh Government aligned it's pro-poor schemes with the "integral humanism" (ekatm manavvad) philosophy of Deendayal Upadhyayaji.

The book has outlined that how in various sectors such as food security, health, education, sports, industry, employment, culture and skill development, the Chhattisgarh Government is trying to reach out to the last person in the society. (ANI)

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