New Delhi: Union ministers on Wednesday hailed as "heart touching" Narendra Modi`s speech in Parliament and said that the Prime Minister has the "will" to implement things he articulated on the floor of the House.
"Speech was very heart-touching. He spoke not only as the country`s Prime Minister but also as somebody who nurtures it," Home Minister Rajnath Singh said when asked about Modi`s reply to the debate on Motion of Thanks to the President`s Address in Parliament.
Water Resources Minister Uma Bharati said Modi has spoken about making development a people`s movement and this is a matter of great happiness.
"I know the Prime Minister has the will to do it," she said.
Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said the Prime Minister`s speech was a "message" to all including MPs and members in the Council of Ministers.
Asked how the government will covert the country`s image from "scam India" to "skills India", he said, "Transparency, clarity in our thought, commitment in our action... All these will lead to a great future."
Former Union Minister and Congress leader M Veerappa Moily complimented Modi for quoting Mahatma Gandhi "abundantly in his speech" but said "that kind of action-oriented vision is still lacking" in him.
"One thing he has to be complimented for quoting Mahatma Gandhi abundantly in his speech. That means to say there is a real transformation in the mindset of Modi... But that kind of action-oriented vision is still lacking. We are yet to see how he is going to implement...," Moily said.
A conciliatory Modi reached out to the Opposition urging it to join him in "collective decision-making" for development of the country and all sections of people, including Muslims.
In his maiden address to the two Houses of Parliament, Modi, fresh from a massive mandate, promised not to work on the basis of numbers but "on the basis of collective decision-making".