Prime Minister Narendra Modi has written a letter to the citizens of India to mark the first anniversary of his second term in office. The PM Modi-led NDA government had first come to power on May 26, 2014. He was re-elected as PM with a landslide victory on May 23. he took an oath to the office again on May 30.
In his letter, PM Modi has shared the various schemes launched by the Modi government during the first and second term and the monumental challenges faced by it.
“This day last year began a golden chapter in the history of Indian democracy. It was after several decades that the people of the country voted back a full-term government with a full majority. Once again, I bow to the 130 crore people of India and the democratic ethos of our nation,” PM Modi said in the letter.
He noted that during normal times, the celebrations for the first anniversary would have been different. “During normal times, I would have been in your midst. However, the present circumstances do not permit that. That is why I seek your blessings through this letter,” the PM said.
PM Narendra Modi said that since 2014, the nation has witnessed some major transformations. “In the last five years, the nation saw how the administrative apparatus broke itself free of status quo and from the swamp of corruption as well as misgovernance,” the prime minister said.
Counting the achievements of his first term, PM Modi said, “From 2014 to 2019, India’s stature rose significantly. The dignity of the poor was enhanced. The nation achieved financial inclusion, free gas and electricity connections, total sanitation coverage, and made progress towards ensuring ‘Housing for All’.”
“India demonstrated its mettle through the surgical strike and airstrike. At the same time, decades-old demands such as OROP, One Nation One Tax- GST, better MSP for farmers were fulfilled,” he said,
He said that since 2019, when India voted him back to power, he has been working to make India a global leader.
PM Modi remembers key decisions taken in last one year
In the letter to citizens, PM Modi recounted some of the key decisions taken by his government which ‘were widely discussed and remain etched in public discourse’.
The list included Article 370, Ram Mandir judgment, Triple Talaq and amendment to the Citizenship Act.
“Article 370 furthered the spirit of national unity and integration. The Ram Mandir judgment, delivered unanimously by the Honourable Supreme Court of India, brought an amicable end to a debate…