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National resolve led to freedom, not agitation by a party: Rajnath Singh

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that Mahatma Gandhi gave the slogan of 'karo ya maro' (do or die) and made people believe in it. The Quit India resolution of 1942 was so strong that the country attained freedom five years later in 1947, he said.

By: PTI | Lucknow | Published: September 4, 2017 10:46 pm
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The freedom of the country was not the result of an agitation by any particular party but an outcome of national resolve, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday. A new India can also be realised if the whole nation so resolves, he said. “The country’s freedom was not an outcome of agitation by any particular party but the result of a national resolve for it. If the country stands with a firm resolve, a new India can become a reality by 2022,” Singh said after inaugurating a picture exhibition ‘Naya Bharat hum karke rahengy’ here.

If we all resolve for ‘Swachh Bharat’, an India, which is free of poverty, corruption, terrorism, communalism and casteism, we can achieve it, he said. He added that it is essential that the country remains dedicated to its values on the basis of which casteism and communalism free India can be achieved.

Singh said that Mahatma Gandhi gave the slogan of ‘karo ya maro’ (do or die) and made people believe in it. The Quit India resolution of 1942 was so strong that the country attained freedom five years later in 1947, he said.

Praising the prime minister, he said that while Mahatma Gandhi that initiated the ‘swachchta andolan’, Narendra Modi had taken it further. The Union home minister said that there had not been a single riot in the over three years of Modi government nor had there been any charge of corruption against any minister. “It is also because of the resolve of the Modi government that benami property worth Rs 800 crores has been seized and over two lakh fake companies have been closed,” he added.

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    Lovely
    Sep 5, 2017 at 4:00 am
    Ghandism failed to stop the division of the country. Nehruvism also failed post 1947, Soniaism has redefined innovative corruption. Now, Pappusim is planning artificial intelligence. NaMo is moving heaven and earth to undo those wrongs . Come what may, he has to succeed .
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    1. Chandrasekaran Subramanian
      Sep 5, 2017 at 12:40 am
      All that is true Sir. But what was the role of RSS in it. They were betrayers of the national mood and collaborated with the British. The whole problem today is the fact that deshdrohis who colluded with the British are masquerading as ultra nationalists. Whether it is bjp or rss you have no moral right to even talk about freedom struggle.
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        Lovely
        Sep 5, 2017 at 3:56 am
        RSS had saved lacs of Hindus and Sikhs in West Punjab (( now Phak), from the death squads of Muslim League.Moreover, Ghandism failed to stop the division of the country.
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