New Delhi, August 5
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said August 5 has become a special date for India in the history as abrogation of the Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir and Ram Mandir in Ayodhya are associated with it.
“It was on August 5, two years ago, the country had further strengthened the spirit of Ek Bharat, Shreshtha Bharat by abrogating Article 370, making every right and facility available to every citizen of Jammu and Kashmir, “ the PM said addressing beneficiaries of the PM-Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana in poll-bound UP.
“On this very date last year Indians took the first step towards the construction of a grand Ram temple after hundreds of years.
“Ram temple is being constructed at a rapid pace in Ayodhya today,” he added.
Continuing with the importance of the date the Prime Minister talked of enthusiasm and excitement brought on the day through “re-establishing India’s pride in hockey by the resurgent youth of the country on the Olympic grounds”.
Taking on the Opposition, the Prime Minister said those who are worried only for their position cannot stop India now.
“On one hand our country, our youth are achieving new achievements for India, they are scoring goals for victory, while there are some people in the country who are engaged in self-goal for political selfishness.”
“They are not concerned with what the country wants, what the country is achieving, how the country is changing,” he said.
“The great country cannot become hostage to such selfish and anti-national politics. No matter how much these people try to stop the development of the country, this country is not going to be bound by them. The country is progressing rapidly on every front, challenging every difficulty,” he added.
Speaking on Uttar Pradesh, the Prime Minister said in the past decades the state was always seen through the prism of politics.
“The double engine government has changed the way we look at UP’s potential from a narrower vision. The confidence that UP can become the powerhouse of India’s growth engine has been born in recent years,” he said.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was also present on the occasion.