As the NDA government completes 100 days in power, we recollect some of the powerful words spoken by the men and women chosen by Narendra Modi to be part of his team that will work towards realising his vision for a new India.
Arun Jaitley on ceasefire violations by Pakistan
"They (Indian Army) effectively respond to each violation and I have full faith and the country must have full faith that they are effectively protecting both our territory and national interest.
Ravi Shankar Prasad on Juvenile Justice Act
"You can’t have a cut-off date for crime like you have for government jobs.”
Arun Jaitley on economic policies
“Unless government gets revenue, it cannot build infrastructure and service the welfare schemes for the poor. By being pro-business and pro-poor, I am not contradicting but both have to exist at the same time.”
Sushma Swaraj on US snooping on BJP
“Both countries consider each other as friendly nations and it will not be acceptable to us from any angle if one friendly country spies on another friendly country. This is unacceptable to us."
Sushma Swaraj on 'Act East Policy'
“Now it is time to not just look but act. Under the (Narendra) Modi government, we will have an Act East Policy.”
Sushma Swaraj on people's hope from the NDA govt
“People have lot of expectations from this government and we will not discourage them. We will live up to their dreams.”
Rajnath Singh on BJP victory
“Had it not been good governance provided by our party-run state governments and had we not have a popular leader like Narendra Modi then we would not have achieved this tremendous electoral results. I believe that the missions launched by Atal Bihari Vajpayee will be completed by PM Modi.”
Smriti Irani on construction of toilets
Addressing the state education secretaries meet, the Human Resource Development Minister asked them to "prepare an action plan for construction of toilets in all government schools so that the vision and the goal set by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Independence Day speech for providing all government schools with toilets within one year becomes a reality".
Maneka Gandhi on empowering women
“Little will change on ground unless women make up for 30 percent of the police force and politicians stop husbands of women sarpanches from running the show.”
Maneka Gandhi on harsher punishment for juveniles accused of rapes
“Now for premeditated murder, rape, if we bring them into the purview of the adult world, then it will scare them (juveniles).