PM Modi’s speech in Parliament on February 7,2018: Key highlights
*The President’s speech does not belong to any one party. The Presidential address should be respected. It should not be opposed just for the sake of opposition.
*India did not get democracy due to Pandit Nehru, as Congress wants us to believe. Please look at our rich history. There are many examples of rich democratic traditions that date back centuries. Democracy is integral to this nation and is in our culture.
*Had Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel become the first Prime Minister of the country, Kashmir in its entirety would have been ours.
*Had the Congress leveraged the country’s zeal to progress, India could have touched new heights. Had it drafted the right policies, India would have been much more developed.
*We have the courage to accept that the stage the country has reached today is also because of the contributions of previous governments.
*Irrespective of who heads the government, the aspirations of middle class youth should always be the top priority.
*The only people who are adversely affected by Aadhaar are the dishonest, the corrupt and middlemen. This is the real reason why it is being opposed.
*The word ‘democracy’ does not suit Congress. Spare us the lessons on democracy.
*When I dream of a ‘New India’ by 2022, when India celebrates 75 years of Independence, Congress mocks this idea because it has never ‘thought big’ to achieve big goals
*There are attempts to mislead the middle class with lies and rumours but the middle class is aspirational and discerning. They can feel the consistent improvement in their ‘ease of living’ under our government.