You are the biggest stakeholders in the economy, PM Modi tells traders

For the 70-million traders across the country, Modi managed to hit all the right notes on Friday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Traders Sammelan in Talkatora Stadium, New Delhi, on Friday | Photo: Dalip Kumar

Five years ago, then Gujarat chief minister and Bharatiya Janata Party’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi wooed traders from all across the country with the promise of trust, ease of doing business and a better tomorrow. On Friday, Modi returned to the party’s key vote bank, seeking another term while setting the target to take India to 50th rank in Ease of Doing Business in five years and committing a policy for small traders.  “You are the biggest stakeholders in the economy,’’ the PM said, while addressing more than 1,000 traders at ...