The Prime Minister also made a veiled attack on the Opposition, saying “simplistic solutions will not provide workable solutions”.
He said that it was important to reflect on why the government gets less credit for its achievements “than perhaps they deserve”.
“The answer is that rapid economic growth, social change and political empowerment of the last decade have given rise to new aspirations especially among the youth. The electronic media is quick to project visual evidence of the progress in many parts of the country especially in Urban India.
“The same media makes us more aware of the extent of deprivation, which still affects many families. Insecurity for women and corruption at different levels are other areas of focus. In this environment, it is not surprising that governments are under pressure to deliver more and perform better. Political parties in Opposition can exploit this to their advantage,” Singh said. (PTI)