Resolve to force poverty, communalism to quit India: PM Narendra Modi

Modi said that like the five years between 1942, when the Quit India Movement began, and 1947, when India got freedom, became the decisive period in the history of the nation, he could see another five-year period, from 2017 to 2022, as crucial to solving the major problems of India

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: July 31, 2017 3:33 am
Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (Source: Reuters)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday called for launching a mega campaign, “Sankalp se Siddhi”, to mark the 70th anniversary of India’s freedom, resolving to free the country of corruption, communalism, casteism, terrorism, filth and poverty. Giving yet another indication that he has set his eyes beyond 2019, Modi said that like the five years between 1942, when the Quit India Movement began, and 1947, when India got freedom, became the decisive period in the history of the nation, he could see another five-year period, from 2017 to 2022, as crucial to solving the major problems of India.

Speaking on his monthly radio address, Mann Ki Baat, the PM also expressed satisfaction over the progress of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime, a month after it came into force. GST, Modi said, is not just tax reform, but a new economic order and a campaign for social reformation. The PM referred to the recent floods in Assam, Gujarat, West Bengal and Rajasthan, and said extensive relief was being provided to the flood-hit states, and crop insurance companies had been asked to be proactive in settling claims of affected farmers.

“We should celebrate 15th August 2017 as Sankalp Parva or the Day of Resolve, and in 2022 marking 75 years of Freedom. We must make 2017 our Year of Resolve. In this month of August, we have to come together and resolve: Filth, Quit India; Poverty, Quit India; Corruption, Quit India; Terrorism, Quit India; Casteism, Quit India; Communalism, Quit India! Let us launch a mega campaign, Sankalp se Siddhi — Attainment through Resolve — from the 9th of August for a new India,” the Prime Minister said. He exhorted citizens to use all kinds of fora to undertake this task, including over online platforms.

The PM also sought ideas from the people to incorporate in his Independence Day speech. He said he had heard “complaints” that his previous Independence Day addresses were too long, and that he would try to keep the upcoming address short. India’s festivals were instruments of societal improvement, which have a direct relationship with the economic conditions of the poor, the PM said, and urged people to use items made by poor people during the upcoming festivals of Raksha Bandhan, Janamashtami, Ganesh Chaturthi and Diwali.

On GST, the PM said that just one month on, its “benefits can be seen already”. He said he feels very happy and satisfied when a poor person writes to say how, because of GST, prices of various essential items have come down. “The customer’s trust in traders is increasing. Indeed, it has produced a big positive effect on our economy in a very short time span. The speed at which the smooth transition has taken place, along with rapid migration and new registrations, has instilled a new sense of confidence in the entire country,” he said.

On the devastating flood scenario in some states, he said that it is being fully monitored and several agencies like the Army, the IAF, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and paramilitary forces are engaged in rescue and relief operations. He also said that since the India Metereological Department’s weather prediction nowadays is almost perfect, people should develop the habit of carrying out their tasks according to the predictions, so as to avoid losses.

The PM also talked about the Women’s Cricket World Cup. When Indian players are not successful, they face public anger, but “it is for the first time that even when our daughters could not be successful in the World Cup, the 125 crore people of the country carried that defeat on their shoulders. They did not let that burden rest on these daughters.”

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    BUU
    Aug 1, 2017 at 7:38 am
    We appricaite for your great ideology and vision about our country, we as a common man i have one doubt is this really posibble in our independent and soveregin country, Common man doesn't need statue of unity which worth 2989Cr, and who need interntional yoga day which worth 32Cr, Common man don't have a time to think about this, they are just thinking about tomorrow how to survive, lets talk about GST great slogan ONE NATION ONE TAX you appiled GST on everything we don't know why not in PETROL, Now SANKALP SE SIDHHI we are so excited in which way this leads to our country...
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      N.Shekar
      Aug 1, 2017 at 4:03 am
      Quit India to all the corrupt congress leaders especially the Italian mother and son duo.
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        BUU
        Aug 1, 2017 at 7:43 am
        Great to be fair its better to mention corrupted leaders no mention specifeid party, Are you sure that there in no corrupted leaders in 7-national parties 49- recognised state parties and 16-Un recognised state parties THINK ONCE...
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        Adv Krishna Kumar Ojha
        Jul 31, 2017 at 1:48 pm
        Request the kind attention of the esteemed newspaper about the irregularities in IISER Bhopal - facebook page RTIreplyIISERBhopal
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          Bhavik Dhimmar
          Jul 31, 2017 at 12:31 pm
          Sir Tamne mare malvu 6.. ....please tame mane Malva nu gothavjo mane tamaru kam 6.. ..bhavik Dhimmar my address. ... Kadod deshai fariya to-Bardoli dit -surat
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            rajan
            Jul 31, 2017 at 10:20 am
            Does he know what he is saying? He is going diametrically opposite to what he has always been propagating and practicing. Were it not for him, Muslims wouldn't have had so much aversion to BJP. Since a leopard can't change his spots, one should never trust hypocrites like him. He belongs to an intolerant school of thought which thinks that by taking revenge from the present day Muslims for atrocities committed by some of the Muslim rulers and invaders of the past, they can restore dignity of Hindus. They conveniently forget that a wrong done today can't undo the wrong committed by previous oppressors. The best way forward is to forget and forgive the past and bring about change in the society by promoting harmony. No communal outfit irrespective of its hue should be allowed to hold sway in a multi-religious society. His Vikas agenda is a sham as long as the nation and its denizens are torn apart by parochial considerations. We have to rise above communal and caste politics of BJP Co.
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              sangos
              Jul 31, 2017 at 11:11 am
              he dedoes u dont
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                Rajan
                Aug 1, 2017 at 9:35 am
                Well said. In his speeches he acts like a school teacher. He professes moral values and talks about small things. It doesn't work this way. Everyone KNOWS what is right and wrong, no need of sermons there. How is taking vow going to stop corruption if the politicians, businessmen and police force are working in collusion. Take actions against wrong doers, thats it. Rest will fall in place without any need of radio broadcast.
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                George Cruz
                Jul 31, 2017 at 10:13 am
                The state of Gujarat has produced great visionaries like Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Patel, and now Modi who would be the next visionary to transform India into a great economic/military power in South Asia. Modi's resolution: "We must make 2017 our Year of Resolve. In this month of August, we have to come together and resolve: Filth, Quit India Poverty, Quit India Corruption, Quit India Terrorism, Quit India Casteism, Quit India Communalism, Quit India! Let us launch a mega campaign, Sankalp se Siddhi — Attainment through Resolve — from the 9th of August for a new India”. The truth is that the communal congress party and the communists are and have been responsible for the prevailing Poverty, communalism, terrorism, and overall religious intolerance due to the religious divide favoring the minorities and demonizing the larger Hindus for vote bank politics. The failed leaders like Rahul Gandhi and communist Sitaram Yechury are now conspiring with China/Pak to destabilize India.
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                  George Cruz
                  Jul 31, 2017 at 10:23 am
                  The British demonized the patriotic organizations like the RSS/Hindutva for standing out to their atrocities and heinous forcible conversions. After the independence the communal congress party continued demonizing the RSS for vote bank politics and today the congress party's blind supporters like the Christians/Muslims as well as the communists have taken the role of demonizing the RSS/Hindutva/Ram Sene/Bajrang dal who are trying to preserve/protect the larger Hindus against the Islamic terrorism and heinous conversions.
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                  Pratibha Advani
                  Jul 31, 2017 at 9:46 am
                  You mean RSS and its affiliate must quit. Bravo Modi G...!
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                    Lakhoo
                    Jul 31, 2017 at 9:23 am
                    Jhonny Jhonny yes papa. Eating sugar no papa. Open your mouth ha.. ha.. ha...
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