PM Modi said The wall of Article 370 that was standing between Kashmir and the rest of the country has been demolished
KEVADIA, Gujarat, Oct 31 (The CONNECT) – Ahead of the elections to five legislative assemblies, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today lambasted the opposition unity efforts stating that the faction which is totally devoid of positive politics is indulging in anti-social and anti-national activities.
The largest hurdle in the development journey of India is the politics of appeasement, he said and claimed that those indulging in appeasement politics also turn a blind eye towards terrorism and stand with the enemies of humanity, Modi said speaking at the Rashtriya Ekta Diwas-related events here.
Referring to the Iron Man Sardar Patel’s unwavering concern for internal security, the Prime Minister listed the steps taken in the last 9 years in this regard and how the challenges are being firmly met by depriving the forces of destruction with the success that they enjoyed earlier.
Continuing his ‘the last 9 years’ chant, the Prime Minister said that the positive impact of the policies and decisions taken by the government in the last 9 years can be witnessed today.
More than 13.5 crore Indians have come out of poverty in the last 5 years alone.
He, however, did not touch upon the oft-repeated government claim that 80 crore Indians cannot afford to buy their own monthly rations and are being given free foodgrains and pulses.
Urging the citizens to maintain stability in the country, the Prime Minister said that the efforts of 140 crore citizens that have brought India on the path of development should not go to waste. “We must keep an eye on the future and continue our resolve to accomplish national goals”, he added.
Modi witnessed the Rashtriya Ekta Diwas Parade comprising contingents from BSF and various state police, daredevil show by all women CRPF Bikers, women pipe band of BSF, choreographed programme by Gujarat women police, special NCC show, school bands display, fly past by Indian Air Force, showcasing of economic viability of vibrant villages, among others.
Just like the 15th of August and the 26th of January are recognised as Independence and Republic days, the Prime Minister emphasized that the 31st of October has become a festival of unity throughout the nation.
Modi reiterated that the next 25 years is the most important period as India turns into a prosperous and developed country during this period. He called for the same spirit of dedication for the country that was witnessed in the 25 years just before the Independence.
He mentioned India's robust position in security, economy, science, indigenous defence production, and global corporate leadership being provided by Indians in key global companies and sports.
Referring to the pledge of moving forward and abandoning the mentality of slavery, PM Modi said that India is growing as well as preserving its heritage. He said the removal of colonial insignia from the Navy Flag, weeding out unnecessary laws from colonial times, IPC being replaced and the Netaji statue adorning India Gate replacing colonial representatives.
PM Modi said, “Today, there is no objective beyond India's reach.” Highlighting the power of Sabka Prayas, he mentioned the abrogation of Article 370 and said that today the wall of Article 370 that was standing between Kashmir and the rest of the country has been demolished and this must have pleased Sardar Sahab, wherever he is.