Friday, August 15, 2014

Modi's Independence Day address

Narendra Modi's maiden independence day address is a far cry from Manmohan Singh's innumerable addresses. It was extempore. It was not soporific. It dealt with quotidian issues. There was no announcement of a new scheme named after Rajivji or Indiraji.

Expectedly, the Congress has denounced the speech. "Bogged down in pedestrian issues" claims Manish Tewari. If sanitation, safety of women and aid for the poor are 'pedestrian issues', the prime minister should continue to concentrate on such issues speech after speech. 

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