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What Rahul Gandhi said on PM Modi's 2 big challenges - corruption and bhai-bhatijavaad | Watch

Independence Day 2022: Addressing the nation for the ninth time from the historic ramparts of Red Fort, Prime Minister Modi hit out at the 'parivaarwad' and 'bhai-batijawad' in his speech and asked the people to help eradicate this.

Shashwat Bhandari Written By: Shashwat Bhandari New Delhi Updated on: August 15, 2022 15:18 IST
Rahul Gandhi, Red Fort, Independence Day 2022
Image Source : PTI AICC General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra with Congress MP Rahul Gandhi, senior party leader Ghulam Nabi Azad and others takes part in the partys Azadi Gaurav Yatra on the occasion of 76th Independence Day, in New Delhi.

Independence Day 2022: Congress MP Rahul Gandhi on Monday denied to comment when asked about Prime Minister Narendra Modi's two big challenges -- corruption and Bhai-Bhatijavaad (nepotism).

"I won't make a comment on these things. Happy Independence to everyone," said Rahul Gandhi when asked about PM Modi's speech.

While addressing the nation for the ninth time from the historic ramparts of Red Fort, Prime Minister Modi hit out at the 'parivaarwad' and 'bhai-batijawad' in his speech and asked the people to help eradicate this.

Modi said that the talent will be the basis for the progress of new India. "To cleanse every institute of India, let's shift our mentality from 'bhai-bhatijawad' and 'Parivaarwad' and give an opportunity to the citizens who deserve it," he said.

"Corruption and dynasty politics are two of the biggest challenges before India. We need to fight against corruption with full might", said PM Modi in his speech.

The PM said further that until and unless people have the mentality of penalising the corrupt, the nation cannot progress at the optimum pace. "Another evil we need to come together against is nepotism. We need to give opportunities to those who are talented and will work towards the progress of the nation," he underlined in his speech.

The Prime Minister said that there is no place for corruption in our society and that the people of the country need to come together as a society to punish those who have propagated the evil of corruption. "Today the nation shows anger towards corruption, but sometimes people show kindness towards the corrupted. Until and unless people have the mentality of penalising the corrupt, the nation cannot progress at optimum pace," he added.

Talking about the corruption, PM Modi said that on the one hand there are those who do not have a home to live in and on the other there are those who do not have a place to store the stolen goods. This situation is not good for the nation, he said.

Seeking help from citizens, PM Modi said, "Corruption is scooping out the foundation of India. I want to fight against it. I call upon the 130 crore Indians to help me fight against corruption," PM said from the rampart of the Red Fort.

"Some people keep glorifying those who have been convicted of corruption and spent time in jail. We must ensure an attitude of hatred towards corruption and corrupted," PM Modi underlined in his speech.

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