New India not about VIP but EPI- 'Every Person is Important': PM Modi

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New India not about VIP but EPI- 'Every Person is Important': PM Modi

Endorsing the ban on the red beacon and an end of the VIP culture, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that new India is not about VIP but about EPI- Every Person is Important.

'New India is not about VIP. It is about EPI- every person is important,' the Prime Minister said while addressing the nation through Mann ki Baat.

Speaking in the 31st edition of his monthly radio program, he further said that people have developed a negative mindset for the VIP culture in the nation.

'In our country, people don't like the VIP culture. I recently came to know that how intense it is. So the government banned the use of red beacon atop the vehicle of ministers no matter how prominent leaders they are,' the Prime Minister said.

Backing the ban on the red beacon, Prime Minister Modi earlier said that every Indian is special and a VIP.

Replying to the people's tweets, Prime Minister Modi said he is glad that a strong beginning has been made.

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