It was a sad day for the whole country yesterday, one of the most honest and dedicated politician, Mr.Manohar Parrikar. A true visionary leader, an epitome of dedication and an honest man, this was how we will remember Mr.Manohar Parrikar.
Till the very end, the man was dedicated to his work. We could not believe the news of his death, when President Ram Nath Kovind announced it from his twitter handle. The whole country was assuming that he would come out of the illness but death comes to all, and he left the whole country with moist eyes.
There are many incidents that proves how brilliant and amazing this man was, but this one is our favorite. In early 2016, the Defense Ministry was facing a problem with its budget numbers not seeming to add up. Well, the problem behind this was underspending. It seemed like the Defense Ministry was not spending all the money allocated to them but was continuing with all planned expenses nevertheless.
This is when Manohar Parrikar, who was then the Defence Minister revealed that he has found $3 billion (or Rs 20,000 crore) of Government of India money lying forgotten in a US account. And he had used that old money to pay off some of our Defense expenses.
This was the first reverse scam of Modi government. The government found money and that too a huge amount of money instead of losing it.
The Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, started applying that money towards India’s defence purchases.It helped that the money was already in USD instead of Rupees: that meant we could even save on the exchange rate and various forex related commissions.
This is just one instance, there are many such instances that proves how honest and hard-working Manohar Parrikar was. The country is going to miss him badly.
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