Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday while addressing the Lok Sabha on the occasion of special Parliament special discussion held on the 75th anniversary of Quit India Movement hailed freedom fighters and appealed people to dissolve differences and make India corruption free.

In a special session conducted in the Parliament, PM Modi also emphasized the need to free the country from poverty and anything that brings down the quality of life in India.

However, speaking later in the House, Congress party president took a jibe at RSS and said, “We must not forget that some organizations opposed Quit India Movement, such organizations have no role in freedom struggle.”

Speaking further, Sonia said that during freedom struggle, Pandit Nehru spent several years in jail, many Congress workers died in jail. “A lot of atrocities were committed on the protesters, but no one stepped back,” she added.

The Quit India Movement or the India August Movement was a movement launched at the Bombay session of the All-India Congress Committee by Mahatma Gandhi on 8 August 1942, during World War II, demanding an end to British Rule of India.

The Cripps Mission had failed, and on 8 August 1942, Gandhi made a call to Do or Die in his Quit India speech delivered in Bombay at the Gowalia Tank Maidan.

 

Live Updates: 

11: 42 AM IST | PM Modi says, “Our freedom was not only about our nation. It was a defining moment in ending colonialism in other parts of the world as well.”

11: 40 AM IST | There were people with different opinions when India was under the British rule. But, in the year 1942 everyone from all walks of life came together to support Mahatma Gandhi for the movement: Modi

The PM further said that we are still people with different opinions and understanding. “I appeal everyone to dissolve differences and come together to lift India to greater heights,” he added.

11: 35 AM IST | Poverty, lack of education & malnutrition, these are big challenges we face, need to bring a positive change in this regard: PM Modi

11: 25 AM IST | From 2017 to 2022, when India turns 75, we need to create the same spirit that existed from 1942 to 1947: PM Modi

11: 20 AM IST | Let us free India from corruption, says Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he speaks on the 75th anniversary of Quit India Movement.

11: 15 AM IST | ‘Karenge ya marenge’, ye Bapu ke shabd the (‘Do or die’, these were the words of Mahatma Gandhi), says PM Modi appealing everyone to come together and work for the nation. “In 1942 the slogan was ‘Karenge ya marenge’ and today it is ‘Karenge aur kar ke rahenge,” said Modi.

11: 12 AM IST | Prime Minister Narendra Modi begins his speech in the Lok Sabha during the special session of 75th anniversary of Quit India Movement.

First Published | 9 August 2017 11:38 AM
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