Born in the year 1921, PV Narasimha Rao served as India’s 9th Prime Minister, from 1991 to 1996. It was in his tenure when the historic economic reforms took place in India. In the historic economic transition that took place in India, economic policies such as Liberalization, Privatization, and Globalization were redefined. PV Narasimha Rao is often referred to as the “Father of Indian Economic Reforms”.
Here are some of the best quotes by former PM PV Narasimha Rao, remembering him in his 99th birth anniversary.
P.V. Narasimha Rao quotes from his life
When I don’t make a decision, it’s not that I don’t think about it. I think about it and make a decision not to make a decision. – P.V. Narasimha Rao
Time itself is the solution to all problems. – P.V. Narasimha Rao
Inaction is also an action. – P.V. Narasimha Rao
Law will take its own course of action. – P.V. Narasimha Rao
If we think about maidservants all the time, we will remain a nation of maidservants. – P.V. Narasimha Rao.
Control corruption from top, build morality from bottom. – P.V. Narasimha Rao
Every time I say anything, people seize on it for all kinds of meanings so I am uncomfortable with talking. At least this way, I can think about the answers and phrase them carefully. – P.V. Narasimha Rao
About the government, I think it is for the people – and, of course, journalists, commentators and intellectuals – to comment, which they have done copiously. All I would say is, I am grateful. – P.V. Narasimha Rao
Naturally, there is a long distance to go. This is not all. This is not the final solution, this is only the beginning. If you do not have a beginning, you cannot have an end. Therefore, the journey, the “Mahaprashthana”, starts today after taking these decisions. – P.V. Narasimha Rao while addressing the Lok Sabha.
What have I done? What had the government done? We know that there are no alternatives to what we have done. We have only salvaged the prestige of this country. Samutpanne “ardham tyajati panditah”. This is precisely what we have done. I do not say that the economy has been booming or is going to boom immediately. What I am saying is “sarvanshe samputpanne”. – P.V. Narasimha Rao, the Sanskritist Prime Minister of India.
Disclaimer: The above quotes are taken from the Internet. It is not necessary that the H’ble ex-PM of India said these quotes in English. Possible these quotes might have translated in English from various languages over the period of time.