Today, India heard speeches of two top leaders one heading the present government,Manmohan Singh and other a prospective candidate of BJP for Prime Ministership in 2014 . Modi highlighted the need for change and Manmohan highlighted the problems mentioned by Pt. Nehru in his first speech as first P.M. of independent India.
The P.M. unfurled tricolour at red fort in Delhi and Modi unfurled tricolour at Lalan College on the 67th Independence Day of India.
Modi started his speech amidst chants of Bharat Mata ki Jai and Vande Mataram, by remembering the sacrifices of freedom fighters. He said both the non-violent and revolutionary paths to independence passed through Gujarat.
Modi`s Independence Day speech started shortly after the Prime Minister addressed the nation from the Red Fort and slammed each and every word of P.m.’s speech. Modi said the problems and concerns highlighted by P.M. today were actually mentioned by Nehru in his first speech, 67 years ago.
Modi said “I am wondering that despite your name being included among those people who has unfurled the tricolour on the maximum occasions, you are saying the same things which were said by Pandit Nehru in his first address to our nation.”
Modi highlighted the portion of P.m.’s speech, referring to August 06 incident where five Indian jawans were killed by Pakistani forces along the Line of Control in Poonch sector
He hit at the UPA government over issues of China’s incursions into Ladakh and shooting of fishermen by Italian marines in Kerala.
The Gujarat CM blamed the PM for corruption and rising inflation and said that there was a need to remove plagued mentality from India.
He referred to Congress President Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra land deals.
Modi questioned why Dr Singh did not take the names of Lal Bahadur Shastri and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in his speech. Instead he mentioned the names of only one family–Nehru.
He praised the people of Gujarat and criticized the UPA government’s Food Security Bill, which was not a poor man`s bill.
He said the youth of the country are looking out for a positive change