Make communalism, casteism quit India by 2022: PM

Invoking the spirit of `Quit India Movement' ahead of the 75th anniversary of this historical event of India's freedom struggle, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urged people to expel corruption, terrorism, casteism, communalism, poverty and filth from the country by 2022, when India celebrates 75 years of independence.

In his monthly radio programme `Mann Ki Baat', he said, “We have to come together and resolve to let filth quit India, poverty quit India, corruption quit India, terrorism quit India, casteism quit India and communalism quit India.“ Referring to the call of `do or die' given by Mahatma Gandhi during a different scenario and heightened sense of intensity in 1942, Modi said, “The need for today is not `do or die', instead it is to resolve, to come together, persevere, and work relentlessly with our utmost strength towards the making of a new India.“

“Just like five years between 1942 and 1947 became the decisive period, I can see another five-year period from 2017 to 2022 to make a resolve to end the problems of our nation,“ he said. Recalling that the slogan `Quit India' was coined by Yusuf Meher Ali, the PM said, “But very few people know the fact... Our young generation must know what had happened on the 9th of August 1942.“

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