An emotional Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in tears on Sunday while speaking at the stone laying ceremony of Greenfield Airport at Mopa plateau in Goa. 

 

Modi said that he was voted by the people of the country to fight corruption and added: "I have left my home and family to serve this country." 

“I was not born to sit on a chair of high office. Whatever I had, my family, my home I left it for the nation,” Modi added. 

 

In his speech he also said that his life might be at threat. "Forces up against me, they may not let me live, they may ruin me because their loot of 70 years is in trouble, but am prepared," Modi said in connection with his crackdown on black money.


On Sunday Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of two major infrastructure projects  in Goa — a greenfield airport in Mopa and an electronic city in Tuem.

 

This is Modi's second visit to the State in two months. He hosted the BRICS summit in October.


The Mopa airport is Goa’s first civilian airport and is being developed by GMR Airports and the electronic city is expected to host manufacturing units for electronics components, envisaged under the ‘Make in India’ scheme.

 

From Goa, Modi will fly to Pune, where he is scheduled to inaugurate a four-day international conference and exhibition on enhancing the sugarcane value chain


Watch full Modi speech here: