I-Day: OROP is a long-pending issue, discussions are underway, says PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today addressed the nation on the occasion of India’s 69th Independence Day celebrations at Red Fort.

Modi, in his second Independence Day address, focused largely on the issue of corruption and asserted that the steps taken by his government over the last 15 months to deal with the “termite” had started yielding results.

Here are the highlights:

9:00 am: Modi concludes his speech.

8:55 am: ‘One-Rank, One-Pension’ is a long-pending issue, discussions are underway and in last stages: PM.

8:45 am: PM says the need for interview for small jobs should be ended immediately; says corruption takes place because of interviews.

8:40 am:  In-principle this govt has accepted ‘One-rank, One-pension’; we will have good news on the basis of talks are going: PM Modi

8:39 am: India cannot develop till the eastern part of India develops: PM

8:38 am: We need to increase agricultural productivity and we are working in that direction: PM

8:36 am: India will grow only if UP, Bihar, West Bengal, Assam, Odisha, Northeast prosper: PM Modi

8:34 am: Children are strength of Swachh Bharat: PM Modi

8: 33 am: Before we came to power, inflation was was in double digits: PM Modi

8:30 am: Our resolve to fight corruption is not through holding press conferences: PM Modi.

8:20 am: Some people like to remain in ‘Nirasha’. And they are not satisfied till they have spoken about it to other people: PM

Read more at http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/independence-day-live-pm-narendra-modi-to-address-the-nation-amid-high-security/

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