PM Modi not fond of reading written speeches, says Jaitley
New Delhi: Praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his depth of knowledge, understanding and quick learning, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said that speeches of any prime minister become records of history.
Releasing the book titled "Sabka Sath Sabka Vikas", a compilation of select speeches of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Jaitley said the Prime Minister in the past five years has shown his grip over a wide bandwidth of subjects and command over the language.
Since assuming charge as the Prime Minister, Modi has often delivered extempore speeches on various issues including politics, international affairs, economics, sports, rural development and sanitation.
The compilation of Modi's speeches was published by the ''Publications Division'' of the government. "When you speak extempore, the bandwidth of subjects you must have a grip over has to be very wide... Only a person who is a quick learner can acquire that bandwidth," he said, adding that the Prime Minister's speech ought to be inspirational.
Observing that PM Modi is not fond of reading written speeches, the Union Minister said that the Prime Minister's speeches are heard carefully by the audience and even small errors are amplified and discussed.
Jaitley further said that it is easier to read a written speech where there is no chance of a mistake, but difficult to speak extempore, though such speeches are often remembered by the audience.
On the occasion, Minister of State (I/C) for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore said that the compilation of speeches will be an "encyclopaedia" for all people, young students, researchers, academicians and journalists. "His (Modi's) experience of many years, we have tried to fit that into this book that we have put together with his
speeches. I am sure you will find this book very useful," Rathore said.
Giving details about the book, I&B Secretary Amit Khare said, "The book has been published into five volumes. The speeches of Prime Minister contained in these volumes carry the message of positivity and hope for a brighter future for the country."