New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said his government will work for the poor, improve the lot of the weaker sections including Muslims, curb price rise, take all political parties along in its march to progress and seek to change India’s identity from “scam India” to “skill India” .

Speaking extempore in Hindi in hour-long speeches in the lower house and upper house of India`s parliament in reply to the debate on the motion of thanks on the president’s address, the prime minister dwelt on a range of subjects – from incidents of rapes and violence, agriculture, corruption and convicting guilty lawmakers.

Delivering his first speech in parliament, Modi said that good governance needs to be converted into a people’s movement. Modi said it was government’s responsibility to “live for the poor”.  “We have to make India’s identity as skill India,” Modi said.