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09 Aug 2017

On Quit India anniversary, PM Modi calls for "New India"

Quit India anniversary: Pledge for a 'New India'

On the 75th anniversary of the Quit India movement, PM Narendra Modi urged citizens to create a "new India" by 2022 by repealing problems like "poverty, dirt, corruption, terrorism, casteism and communalism".

Saluting those who had participated in the 1942 movement, he asked people to take inspiration from them "to create the India that our freedom fighters would be proud of".

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Quit India anniversary: Pledge for a 'New India'

PM Modi's 'New India Pledge'


Sonia Gandhi takes a jibe at the BJP

Meanwhile, Congress President Sonia Gandhi took a jibe at the BJP by referring VD Savarkar, "the father of BJP's Hindutva ideology", who had opposed the Quit India Movement.

"We mustn't forget that some organizations opposed the Movement. Such organizations had no role in the freedom struggle," she said in the parliament.

"Atrocities were committed on (Congress) protesters too, but nobody stepped back," she added.

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