New Delhi: Amidst the grand celebrations for India’s 76th Independence Day at Red Fort in New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid down a roadmap of success for 2047 even as his promises for 2022 lay broken and scattered.
“By the 100th year of Independence, we have to work with the vision of accomplishing what our freedom fighters dreamt of,” Modi said in his address to the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort.
In a word of caution, the Prime Minister said the dreams of the nation would fade away if people indulged in self-praise and kept patting themselves for the achievements in 75 years.
“For the next 25 years, we need to focus on the five resolutions developing India, removing every trace of bondage from our mind, taking pride in our glorious heritage, unity, and fulfilling our duties,” he said.
Where are your last eight years’ promises? ask Congress
Hitting out at the Prime Minister, the Congress party said he had let down the country by avoiding the promises made by him in the last eight years.
“What happened to the promises of doubling farmers’ income, giving houses to all, bringing back black money, employment, and giving Rs 15 lakh in every bank account,” Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera took a swipe at Modi while addressing the media at the party headquarters.
Over Modi’s remarks against nepotism, Khera said he was actually talking about the internal politics of the BJP and attacking his own ministers whose sons are occupying high positions in the fields of cricket and politics despite not having expertise.
Echoing Khera’s sentiments, Congress spokesperson Gaurav Vallabh stated that Modi government’s promises for 2022, including a house for every Indian, the doubling of farmers’ income, fully operated bullet trains, and an economy worth USD 5 trillion.
“How and when will this culture of false promises end? Is the PM going to give new deadlines of promises made for the year 2022 using smoke and mirrors culture?” Mr Vallabh had asked.