"Our definition of democracy cannot be restricted to elections and government only. Democracy is strengthened by Jan Bhagidari (people's participation)," cited PM Modi at the Jagran Forum.

He said, "I want to make India's development journey a 'mass movement and that,'everyone must feel he or she is working for India's progress".

PM Modi also said there were other initiatives for approvals besides crucial GST Bill lying pending in the Parliament for the welfare of the poor.

"People only talk about GST and Parliament but there are also several other measures for the poor that are pending in parliament," he added.

PM Modi said, "Mahatma Gandhi brought a big change in the freedom struggle. He made it a 'Jan Andolan' - (mass movement)".

"The first thing is to have faith in the people and their strengths," he added.

In pics: PM Narendra Modi at Jagran Forum

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