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PM media meet: As it happened

The interaction comes a day before the Prime Minister's dinner with the NDA allies.

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Updated:October 25, 2014, 11:53 AM IST
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PM media meet: As it happened
The interaction comes a day before the Prime Minister's dinner with the NDA allies.

12:17 PM: Modi says, "Situation now is not only government but everyone together will take up the job of keeping India clean."

12:16 PM: Modi says, "You have weilded your pen like a broom from my 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan'.

12:15 PM: Modi says, "I see media playing a major role in changing the country, Many governments are being forced to wake up. Writing about the Clean India drive is a service to the nation."

12:13 PM: Modi says, "I can see how the media can contribute further to the development of the nation with their association to the Clean India Campaign."

12:11 PM: PM Modi thanks journalists for highlighting Clean India campaign. "I am happy that the media is highlighting the Clean India Campaign. I thank you for it. This is a big service being done."

12:10 PM: PM Modi says, "I am looking the way to see how I can further deepen my old ties with you all ( media). Hopefully, I will find a way to improve my connection with the media."

12:07 PM: Modi says, "I also used to put chairs here waiting for you people. I had a friendly relation with you."

12:06 PM: PM Narendra Modi addresses the event. He remembers his past days with the media.

12:05 PM: Amit Shah thanks journalists, editors. "In Gujarat new year starts after Diwali. This new year has been very good for us. The Central government is performing well and has got the mandate from the people."

12:03 PM: Amit Shah addresses the event.

11:59 AM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaches BJP headquarters to meet journalist, editors.

11:57 AM: Power Minister Piyush Goel says, "This shows that media is an integral part. The message is that every part of India joins together to celebrate Diwali for the unity and integrity of India."

11:50 AM: Union Ministers Sushma Swaraj, ajnath Singh, Piyush Goel arrive at the venue

11:20 AM: Union Minister Prakash Javadekar says it is a Diwali Milan and not a press conference.

11:05 AM: The venue is packed with journalists, editors from various newspapers, television channels.

11 AM:Finance Minster Arun Jaitley reaches BJP headquarters.

10:45 AM: The event is being held at BJP headquarters. Earlier, the event was scheduled for PM's residence, 7 Race Course Road.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet journalists for the first time after assuming the office.

Modi along with BJP President Amit Shah will be speaking to journalists and editors at the BJP headquarters in the national capital.

Other senior party leaders, including Union Minister Arun Jaitley will be present at the event.

The interaction comes a day before the Prime Minister's dinner with the NDA allies.

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