Independence Day: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is addressing the nation from the Red Fort
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is addressing the nation on the 73rd Independence Day. This is his sixth consecutive address to the nation as the Prime Minister ever since the BJP-led NDA first stormed to power in 2014.
Here are the highlights of PM Narendra Modi's Independence Day 2019 speech:
- I would like to give my wishes to all citizens on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan.
- While the nation celebrates Independence Day today, there are many across the country who are facing immense difficulties due to heavy rain and floods. The NDRF (National Disaster Response Force) and others are working round-the-clock to ensure that they are safe.
- We have taken some very significant decisions in the first 10 weeks itself (of the second term) to ensure that the nation sees unhindered growth. The removal of Article 370, Article 35A, and the removal of triple talaq that will help our Muslim sisters immensely.
- This is the time to think about the India of the 21st century and how the dreams of the people will be fulfilled.
- India understands the important of water conservation and thus, a new ministry for Jal Shakti has been created. Steps have been taken to make the medical sector even more people-friendly.
- Many in 2014 thought, 'will changing a government really bring the change I want to see in my country?' We worked extremely hard between 2014 and 2019 with only the thought of our nation and citizens, and worked tirelessly for them. And in 2019, we saw that there was belief, people gave a mandate because they believed their country could change for the better.
- We have to think about solutions to the problems people face. Yes, there will be obstacles on the way but we have to work to overcome them. Remember how scared the Muslim women were, who suffered due to triple talaq but we ended the practice.
- We do not believe in creating problems or prolonging them. In less than 70 days of the new government, Article 370 has become history, and in both houses of parliament, two-third of the members supported this step. We want to serve Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.
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