I do take pride in saying that in spite of being in public life for so long, there is not a single case against me, not even for wrongly parking a scooter or driving on the wrong side.

I have been a firm believer in the federal structure of our country as enshrined in the Constitution.

Canada is rich in hydrocarbons and other natural resources... India's requirements and Canada's surplus are a perfect match.

Gujarat is the fourth state in the world where we have a separate climate-change department.

We should work with the principle that a work that can be done at a lower level should never be escalated to a higher level.

I'm a nationalist. I'm a patriot. Nothing is wrong. I'm a born Hindu. Nothing is wrong. So, I'm a Hindu nationalist, so yes, you can say I'm a Hindu nationalist because I am a born Hindu, I'm patriotic, so nothing is wrong in it.

I'm not in favour of dividing Hindus and Sikhs. I'm not in favour of dividing Hindus and Christians. All the citizens, all the voters, are my countrymen.

It is my responsibility that I must make demonstrative efforts to reach out to every citizen of the country.

Our country does not believe in the concept of your God and my God. We believe that all gods are one. We have different ways of accepting Him. All ways lead to Him.

Good governance with good intentions is the hallmark of our government. Implementation with integrity is our core passion.

I don't carry the burden of the past or the madness of the future. I live in the present.

I'm committed to the people of Gujarat. I will devote each and every moment to serve my people of Gujarat.

I believe mutual respect for one another and cooperation should be the basis for relationships with foreign nations.

The government's job is good governance for everybody. My government will make policies; if you fit into it, come on board, or stay where you are. My job is not to spoon-feed anyone.

I'm not an ambitious person, there is no ambition in my life. I have a mission in my life. And my mission is to serve my country. And when I am working for my state, it means I am working for my country, or my nation.

My government is working for the common man. Our priority is the poor of the country. We want good governance through a dynamic and seamless government.

My entire childhood was steeped in poverty. For me, poverty, in a way, was the first inspiration of my life, a commitment to do something for the poor.

We want an Afghanistan that is shaped by the dreams of the great Afghan people, not by irrational fears and overreaching ambitions of others.

I have spoken about inflation, unemployment, farmers' problems, security, etc. I keep talking about these issues. I seek answers from the Indian government.

The world may be driven by the same ancient impulses. We will continue to see human struggles and successes. We will witness human glory and tragedies.

Before I became a chief minister, I never thought that one day I'd be the chief minister.

E-governance is easy governance, effective governance, and also economic governance. E-governance paves the way for good governance.

I have always believed in evolving a consensus before taking any major decision.

I fully understand the expectations of the state governments. Thus, I am better placed to work closely with the chief ministers.

For me, my secularism is, India first. I say, the philosophy of my party is 'Justice to all. Appeasement to none.' This is our secularism.

America has absorbed people from around the world, and there is an Indian in every part of the world. This characterizes both the societies. Indians and Americans have co-existed in their natural temperament.

The Make in India campaign has taken off and is backed with skill development. It is going to open new vistas for employment for the youth.

Social media is reducing social barriers. It connects people on the strength of human values, not identities.

The world has crafted a beautiful balance of collective action - common but differentiated responsibility and respective capabilities.

People's blessings give you the power to work tirelessly. The only thing required is commitment.

Unless and until you inspire the people, you will not get results. Imposition will never give you the results. Inspiration will always give you the results.

In order to fulfill the aspirations of masses, we have to sharpen the tool called the government machinery: we have to make it keen, more dynamic, and it is in this direction that we are working.

Nobody is above the law. Imagine if there allegations against Modi and he is the Prime Minister. Should the case not be pursued just because he has become the PM. It should not be so that it should be stopped. I am not above the law.

I draw pleasure in governance, in doing new things and bringing people together. That pleasure is all I need from life.

One of the peculiarities of Delhi is that the term 'reform' is associated only with passing of laws in Parliament. In fact, the most important reforms are those needed, without new laws, at various level of the government, in work practices and procedures.

In every walk of life, you must have leaders. An education in the spiritual world, in the labor field, in the agricultural field, we must have leaders.

When I came to Delhi and noticed an insider view, I felt what it was, and I was surprised to see it. It seemed as if dozens of separate governments are running at the same time in one main government. It appeared that everyone has its own fiefdom.

I always say the strength of democracy lies in criticism. If there is no criticism, that means there is no democracy. And if you want to grow, you must invite criticism. And I want to grow; I want to invite criticism.

I will meet my countrymen. I understand only one language: that they are my countrymen, they are my brothers. You may see with whatever colour you want; Modi will not go into that colour.

I was born in a very poor family. I used to sell tea in a railway coach as a child. My mother used to wash utensils and do lowly household work in the houses of others to earn a livelihood. I have seen poverty very closely. I have lived in poverty. As a child, my entire childhood was steeped in poverty.

Our vision and commitment is towards the country's progress, its place in the world and the happiness of its people.

I will only say that many freedom fighters of India found their calling in the institutions of Britain. And many makers of modern India, including several of my distinguished predecessors, from Jawaharlal Nehru to Dr. Manmohan Singh, passed through their doors.

If I had chosen the populist course, it would have been a breach of the trust placed in me by the people.

The progress of India is the destiny of one-sixth of humanity. And it will also mean a world more confident of its prosperity and more secure about its future.

I believe growth should be constant, sustained and inclusive. It's only meaningful if these three things are there. Otherwise they're just economic figures.

All religions and all communities have the same rights, and it is my responsibility to ensure their complete and total protection. My government will not tolerate or accept any discrimination based on caste, creed and religion.

We should not look at terrorism from the nameplates - which group they belong to, what is their geographical location, who are the victims. These individual groups or names will keep changing. Today you are looking at the Taliban or ISIS; tomorrow you might be looking at another name.

When the party gives me a responsibility, I must do it with complete dedication. God has given me the ability, which I utilise to its optimum.

The power and energy sectors are the biggest constituents of the infrastructure sector. If you ignore them, no development will happen.