Panaji: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday said the time has come to take tough and bitter decisions for India's fiscal well being.
"We will have to take tough and bitter decisions to put the country on the path of good financial health," Modi said at a meeting of BJP workers on the outskirts of Panaji.
Over 8,000 party workers attended the PM's meeting, his first public engagement in the state after he became the prime minister.
"Tough decisions, bitter medicine and financial prudence is necessary for the country at this moment. I am sure you will support me," Modi said.
Modi also said that he had inherited a bankrupt and hollow economy from the previous government. He said there was nothing left in the economy and it was up to his government to set things right.