Modi on 75th Quit India anniversary – PTI, Published Aug 9, 2017, in Deccan Chronicle. On the 75th anniversary of the Quit India movement, the PM asked the nation to take a pledge to create a 'new India' by 2022.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday saluted all those who participated in the historic movement in 1942 under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi. (File photo)
(Note: The whole nation is with you Prime Minister, yes with every word you have said. It is time to start another ‘Quit India’, under your able leadership, not to banish any colonizers, but to wipe out the Monster CORUPTION, we ourselves have created and is devouring the national politics.
The Mahatma became Mahatma by taking concrete steps to get colonisers out. Similarly please become a greater Mahatma by prescribing and implementing concrete steps, first to get rid of all corrupt politicians from your government, second from all state governments. The first thing to wipe out is Communalism and casteism and the second Illiteracy as you have rightly said.
You have to walk the talk to make your listeners believe. Words without action is just acrobatics in thin air, in which no one is interested. So let there be action, action, action unlimited. Speak to your people through action please and that alone will make you a Mahatma and not a comedian We wish you become another Mahatma. james kottoor, editor.
New Delhi: On the 75th anniversary of the Quit India movement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday asked the people to take a pledge to free the country of problems like communalism, casteism and corruption and create a 'new India' by 2022.
He saluted all those who participated in the historic movement in 1942 under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi and asked people to take inspiration from that.
Speaking in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday, Modi said, “Our freedom not only about India but a defining moment in ending colonialism in other parts of the world”.
“Poverty, lack of education and malnutrition are big challenges for our nation. We need to bring a positive change,” Modi said. “Corruption has eaten our polity from the inside; let's pledge to honestly work to fight poverty, malnutrition,” he added.
Earlier in the day, in a series of tweets, Modi noted that the entire nation had come together under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi with the aim of attaining freedom.
"On the 75th anniversary of the historic Quit India movement, we salute all the great women & men who took part in the movement," he wrote.
"In 1942, the need of the hour was to free India from colonialism. Today, 75 years later, the issues are different," the prime minister added.
"Let us pledge to free India from poverty, dirt, corruption, terrorism, casteism, communalism & create a 'New India' of our dreams by 2022," he said.
Giving the slogan of 'sankalp se siddhi' (pledge to achieve), he urged the people to work shoulder to shoulder "to create the India that our freedom fighters would be proud of"