Rajnath Singh decodes PM Narendra Modi's Independence Day speech; note goes viral

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation on Independence Day from the ramparts of the historical Red Fort in New Delhi on August 15

The Centre has done no favour by releasing funds to the State.

At the same time, however, he made it clear unambiguously that national security is a priority for the government and there will be no soft approach towards terrorists or terrorism.

"PM said "will embrace Kashmir".

Taking to twitter, Omar saying "PM Modi's words for Kashmir have been very well received by people here but everyone here is tired of yet more talk and no concrete action". Give Muslims a chance to reform themselves. This is the land of Gandhi and Buddha. On Prime Mnister Modi's appeal to people to shun violence of every kind and expressing solidarity with the women fighting the battle against triple talaq, Singh said that "it is a big shift from the 80s, when the governments and the prime ministers were unwilling to discuss the plight of women and their fight for rights".

The minister said "One Rank One Pension" scheme for ex-servicemen, which was kept in cold storage for decades, was implemented by Modi as per his commitment of giving the ex-servicemen their due.

The prime minister also said there had been a lot of mutual recrimination and blamed a "handful" of separatists for adopting new tactics to keep the problem festering.

Meanwhile, curfews and other restrictions were imposed across Indian-held Kashmir, particularly in Srinagar, where the main function of India's Independence Day was to be held. He insisted that each job-giver was in a position to employ at least three people but offered no data on how many had become job-creators under his watch.

"He empathised with those affected by the Gorakhpur tragedy and the recent natural calamities like floods and landslides which have affected many parts of the country".

Likening this "New India" to what Independence meant for the freedom struggle, Modi said the period between now and 2022 should see the same spirit that brought people out to participate in the Quit India Movement, culminating in India attaining freedom this day in 1947.

Called "Champions of Change: Transforming India through G2B partnership", another batch of CEOs will engage with PM Modi next Tuesday on topics such as Make in India; Cities of Tomorrow: World Class Infrastructure; Doubling Farmers Income; Fixing Finance: Reforming the Financial Sector.

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