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  • Govt took key decisions to fulfil aspirations of people within 10 weeks of returning to power: PM

    Published on August 15, 2019

    Addressing the nation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that within 10 weeks of returning to power, his government took key decisions to fulfil the aspirations of people and cited the new law on triple talaq and scrapping of special status accorded to Jammu and Kashmir. He said his government has dedicated itself on all fronts in the service of countrymen. Mr Modi said, abrogation of special status to Jammu and Kashmir, law to ban the practice of instant triple talaq were some of the key decisions taken by his government soon after assuming power for the second term. Prime Minister also condoled the death of people in recent floods and assured the affected of all help.

    In his speech, the Prime Minister  asserted that his government neither nurses problems nor keeps them pending and referred to the scrapping of special status to Jammu and Kashmir saying India now is one nation with one constitution.  He  said that within ten weeks of assuming power, the NDA  government has taken key decisions like  bringing a new law to ban the practice of instant triple talaq and scrapping provisions of Article 370 related to Jammu and Kashmir. He said the previous governments made efforts in the past 70 years to deal with Kashmir, but it did not bear results.  He said that every effort being made to remove corruption and black money was welcome and added these are menaces that have ruined India for 70 years.

    Mr. Modi also  asked farmers to try and reduce the use of fertilizers and move towards organic farming. He said there should be a deliberate attempt to produce things locally for a beautiful tomorrow.   He said the  priority should be a Made in India product.

    The Prime Minister said, this government  thinks differently and the country comes first. He said, the spirit of One Nation, One Constitution- has become a reality and India is proud of that. Mr Modi said, his government has made continuous efforts in last five years to meet all the needs and aspirations of the common man.  The Prime Minister also stressed on the need for eradication of poverty for the better future of the country and the government has taken several steps in the last five years towards it.

    The Prime Minister also highlighted the issue of population explosion and stressed on the need to have greater discussion and awareness on population explosion. He said, population explosion will create problems for coming generations and those who follow the policy of small family also contribute to the development of the country adding that this is also a form of patriotism.

    Mr Modi said, the recent  Lok Sabha elections  were neither  fought by any political leader nor political party but they were  contested by the people of the nation to achieve their dreams. He said, the mood of the nation changed in 2019 and disappointment turned into hope. Mr Modi said, every effort made to remove corruption and black money is welcome as these are menaces that have ruined India for 70 long years. He said, we should  always reward honesty.

    The Prime Minister said, can we not remove the excess influence of Governments on people’s lives.  He said, the people should have the freedom of pursuing their own aspirations and the  right eco-system should be in place  in this regard. He said, India does not want incremental progress but a  high jump is needed and we have to keep in mind global best practices and build good systems.

    Prime Minister announced creation of Chief of Defence Staff to ensure coordination and provide effective leadership to three services. Mr Modi said, people of India are no longer happy with merely the proposal for a new railway station, they want to know when the state-of-the-art Vande Bharat Express will come to their area. Currently only one Vande Bahrat Express is operational between Delhi and Varanasi, while another between Delhi and Katra is in the pipeline. Speaking on the scourge of terrorism, Mr Modi said, terrorism is an attack on humanity and those who export terrorism must be condemned. He said, our neighbours -Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka have suffered because of terrorism. He said, those who give protection to terrorism and support it must be exposed. Prime Minister said, all the countries need to come together to fight terrorism.

    He exhorted the people to further the use of digital payments all over the nation and asked the people to say no to cash and yes to digital payments. Prime minister said, reforms will continue and procedures will be further eased to make it easier for companies to do business in the country. Mr Modi urged people to visit at least 15 tourist destination within India by 2022. He said there is a huge scope to improve India’s tourism sector.

    ‘The Prime Minister also called for making  India  plastic free saying  the  time for implementing such an idea has come. He  urged people to eliminate single-use plastic. He urged authorities across the country to make arrangements for collecting plastic in the first strong step in the direction on 2nd  of October this year.