Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday addressed the nation on Independence Day as he touched upon the steps his government has taken since his Bharatiya Janata Party came back to power with a huge mandate for the second time.
He talked about a host of issues, ranging from his government’s landmark decision on Jammu and Kashmir to the flood-hit parts of the country.
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Here are the top five quotes from his I-Day speech:
“The new government has not completed even 10 weeks, but in this short span of time in every sector we have taken important steps. Article370 and 35A being revoked is a step towards realising the dream of Sardar Patel.”
“It was the 130 people of India that give us the strength. We went from ‘sabka saath sabka vikaas’ to ‘sabka vishwaas’ in just five years.”
“There are those who looked at Article 370 with the lens of elections. For those who support it, the country is asking them, if article 370 or 35A is so good and necessary then why did for 70 years, after majority governments, why did you not make it permanent. If you had so much conviction, should have come ahead. But you knew it was not right, and you had no intention to help,” said PM Modi.
“The movement towards water conservation has to take place at the grassroots level. It cannot become a mere Government programme. People from all walks of life have to be integrated in this movement.”
“Population explosion in the country will create various problems for the coming generations. Those who follow the policy of small family also contribute to the development of the nation, it is also a form of patriotism.”
Aug 15, 2019 08:40 IST