Modi listed the government’s achievements on improving the life of citizens in rural India, increasing tax compliance and curbing black money, simplifying rules for conducting business and eliminating bogus shell companies.
Since 2014-15, Railways has been measuring its achievements on the basis of how many kilometers of lines were “commissioned”, as opposed to how many kilometers were physically constructed during a particular financial year.
PM Modi had said that his government is committed to the “lost glory” of Kashmir. “Na gaali, na goli, parivartan hoga gale laga ke (Neither bullets nor brickbats will solve the Kashmir issue, only love will),” the PM said.
In Jammu, Mehbooba Mufti’s alliance partner and Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh said the BJP will take a call on issues like Article 370 and Article 35 A when it forms a government on its own in J&K.
“We are all united to work towards the reform of India and by 2022 free the country from the evils such as corruption, terrorism, communalism, poverty and casteism,” Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje said during her Independence Day address.
The children, many of whom were admitted in the encephalitis ward of the BRD hospital in Gorakhpur, died allegedly due to disruption in the supply of oxygen, a claim that the Uttar Pradesh government has dismissed.
In his Independence Day speech from the ramparts of the Red Fort in New Delhi, he said that cheap medicines, being made available through ‘Jan Aushadhi Kendras’ have been a blessing for the poor.
In his speech on the occasion of Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached out to strife-hit Kashmiris, asserting that Kashmir problem cannot be resolved by either bullets or by abuses and that a solution can be found by embracing them.
The party also cornered PM Modi for not showing “sensitivity” to the Gorakhpur tragedy and not reflecting the gravity of the situation. Congress spokesperson Anand Sharma hit out at prime minister saying, “He has in a very trivial manner equated the Gorakhpur tragedy to national calamities.”
In his radio address ‘Mann Ki Baat’ last month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he had received letters from people complaining that his Independence Day speeches were “a little too long” and promised to make a shorter speech for 2017 I-Day.
Asked as to how good was the action taken on shell companies post demonetisation, Infosys co-founder N R Narayana Murthy congratulated Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, saying it was a step in right direction, which would help Indian economy.
Addressing the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort on the occasion of 71st Independence Day, the PM said that GST has unified more than a dozen central and state levies, which is a result of cooperative federalism and its smooth rollout.
PM Modi Independence Day speech: The Prime Minister emphasised on his ideas and visions about the New India, about which he first talked about at his party headquarters following the BJP’s stunning election victory in state polls conducted in February-March.
Addressing the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort on the 71st Independence Day, the Prime Minister said: “Those who have looted the nation and looted the poor are not able to sleep peacefully today.”
PM Modi in his Independence Day speech listed out his government’s achievements over the past three years and, interestingly, promised to make a new India by 2022. In less than two years, Modi’s term ends and general election is due in 2019.