Show collective will to build a New India, says Modi
In his shortest Independence Day address yet, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday sketched out the broad contours of his idea of a ‘New India’ as one that was free of communalism, casteism, terrorism, corruption and nepotism, and also one that would require the citizens to do their bit to create it.
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The Independence Day speech by Prime Minister Narendra Modi focussed on creating a New India free of casteism, communalism and terrorism among others. His vision of New India is a long term vision for the Indians- a vision lacking a clear roadmap. The PM highlighted the achievements of the last three years of rule in the government. This speech was more directed to the domestic audience encouraging them of the achievements they can achieve as a collective team India. Unlike last year, when the PM made no mention of the issue of Kashmir, this year Narendra Modi went on to say that the issue cannot be solved by ‘bullets’ but by embracing fellow Kashmiris and that violence in the name of religion and communalism is not at all acceptable in the country. in case of relation of India with foreign countries, the PM only mentioned the surgical strikes carried out in Pakistan without any mentioned of Doklam standoff or China. His speech this year is a long term plan focussed to transforming the country into a brighter place in the next five years- as such, the PM is sure thinking of a glorious second term.