Prime Minister Modi Assures New India By 2022 In Independence Day Speech
New Delhi: Addressing the nation on 71st Independence Day Celebrations on Tuesday from the ramparts of Red Fort, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted that there would be a New India by 2022, when the nation celebrates 75 years of independence.
“I invoke Team India to run for a New India by 2022. By then the poor shall have concrete houses, the farmer shall double his income, youths and women will get ample opportunities, an India free of casteism, terrorism, corruption,” the Prime Minister said.
As promised earlier, the prime minister kept his speech short and spoke for 55 minutes, in which he touched many issues ranging from infant deaths in Gorakhpur, floods in Assam, and Bihar to Jammu and Kashmir.
Exhorting the crowd, Modi tried to instill hope in many that are seeking change, saying that a new hope has replaced the prevalent hopelessness.
“People of India stand shoulder to shoulder with those affected due to natural disasters and the great tragedy in Uttar Pradesh, where little and innocent children died in a hospital,” Modi said.”The usual attitude of ‘chalta hai, theek hai, chalne do’ (complacency) has been replaced and a new chapter has begun,” he said.
Over 70 children have died in the last one week at the hospital in UP’s Gorakhpur, amid a deadly outbreak of encephalitis, the prime minister added.
Modi also warned those indulging in mob violence. He asserted that attacks under the guise of faith were not something to be happy about and wouldn’t be accepted.
In his comparatively short speech, Modi also talked about various issues including demonetization, black money and corruption, and vowed to take India ahead with greater speed. He expressed hope that the campaign against “Triple Talaq” would succeed.
Immediately after Modi concluded his speech, the Congress Party came out with criticism. The party said that the promises he made are false. Instead of making empty promises Congress leadership said that the PM must have revealed the promises he fulfilled in the past three years.
“We hoped that Modi would talk about the state of the economy, the decline in investment and loss of jobs in the country,” the party leaders said.