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The Quint gives us 7 quotes from Prime Minister Narender Modi’s speech on the anniversary of of the end of British Rule in India.

1. Gareebon ki Ameeri ko Salaam!

“I bow to the richness of the poor. These poor people opened 17 crore accounts and deposited Rs 20,000 crore in them. The doors of the banks were not open for the poor. We wanted to strengthen financial inclusion. Bank accounts are essential for integrating the poor into the financial system.”

2. Start Up India, Stand Up India

“Start-up India and Stand up India should be our mantra. We have to give the youth opportunities to grow and be industrialists and entrepreneurs. We want a start-up network to be established in India. I want all bank branches in India to contribute to the start-up revolution. All bank branches should work to provide finances to tribals and dalits so that they can be entrepreneurs of the future. We will also look to finance those start-ups better that will pledge to provide employment to a greater number of people.”

3. One Rank One Pension

“I want to reassure our servicemen. I’m making this pledge standing under the tricolour at the Red Fort – we will implement OROP. We have accepted OROP and the modalities are being worked out.”

4. End Communalism With Development

“If our unity breaks, we break. Be it the poison of casteism or the fire of communalism, we have to end all this with development.”

5. Swachh Bharat Campaign

“I announced the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan during the last Independence Day from Red Fort. Today, I congratulate Team India for the achievement of this exercise. If there is something that has touched every person, it is the movement towards cleanliness. People from all walks of life, spiritual leaders, media friends, celebrities, everyone has worked to create awareness about it.”

6. Crackdown on Corruption

“The government has made Rs 3 lakh crore from fair auction of coal blocks this time. No one can allege corruption worth even a paisa against my government.”

7. Black Money

“We have made a law which will make it impossible for people to save black money abroad. It has inconvenienced a lot of people. ”

According to PM Modi the difference between his government and others was that he delivered while others didn’t.

From The Quint

Vandana Kumar

Vandana Kumar is a publishing executive with a 35-year track record in the industry. She leads the India Currents Foundation as President and CEO. As a new immigrant, she co-founded India Currents magazine...