Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday addressed the nation on the occasion of 71st Independence Day. Donning an off-white kurta and crimson turban, the Prime Minister presented a report card of NDA government’s achievements and touched upon pertinent issues like corruption, Triple Talaq, black money & terrorism among others.

We bring you key highlights of PM Modi’s speech. Have a look!

— I bow to all those who have sacrificed for the independence of the nation.

— People of India stand in solidarity with those affected due to natural calamaties and Gorakhpur tragedy.

— This is special year as it marks 75th anniversary of Quit India Movement,100th anniversary of Champaran Satyagraha & 125th anniversary of Ganesh Utsav.

— We have to take the country forward with the determination of creating a ‘New India’.

— We need to leave this Çhalta Hai’attitude. We must have ‘Badal Sakta Hai’attitude.

— I admire the courage of women who have to suffer due to ‘Triple Talaq’. We stand with them in their struggle.

— Those who have looted the nation and looted the poor are not able to sleep peacefully today.

— GST has shown the spirit of cooperative federalism. The nation has come together to support GST & the role of technology has also helped.

— The country’s security remains our priority; our forces have always proved their mettle.

— Kashmir’s problem can only be solved by embracing Kashmiris.

— We can reach Mangalyaan within 9 months, this is our capability, but one rail project was stuck for last 42 years.

— People of India have extended their full support for to the issues like gas subsidy, Swacch Bharat & demonetisation.

— The poison of casteism and communalism can never be beneficial for our nation. This is the country of Lord Buddha and Mahatma Gandhi.

— We are paying significant attention to East India-Bihar, Assam, West Bengal, Odisha, Northeast. These parts must develop further.

— Following GST and demonetisation, over 18 lakh people with disproportionate incomes have been brought to book. Also, There has been a significant rise in number of taxpayers in the country.

— We have shut down 1.75 lakh companies for indulging in illegal practices. We shut down 300 Hawala companies and many more offshore companies for malpractices.

—We want to give a stern message that corruption will not be tolerated in India. We are fighting corruption – for the bright future of India and the wellbeing of our people

First Published | 15 August 2017 9:11 AM
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