Advertisement
Sunday, May 22, 2022
Outlook.com
Outlook.com

Was Saddened When Violence Broke Out On Republic Day: PM Narendra Modi On Farmers’ Tractor Rally

Citizens across the country were very pained to see the tricolour being dishonoured on January 26, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said

Was Saddened When Violence Broke Out On Republic Day: PM Narendra Modi On Farmers’ Tractor Rally
Prime Minister Narendra Modi | PTI
Was Saddened When Violence Broke Out On Republic Day: PM Narendra Modi On Farmers’ Tractor Rally
outlookindia.com
2021-01-31T11:39:10+05:30

Addressing the nation through his monthly radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the country witnessed many sad events during Republic Day this year, in an apparent reference to the violence that broke out during the farmers’ tractor rally, earlier this week.

Citizens across the country were very pained to see the tricolour being dishonoured on January 26, Modi said.

Clashes broke out between security personnel and protesting farmers in the national capital on January 26, when a group of farmers hoisted religious flags atop the Red Fort.

During his 30-minute long address the PM also lauded ‘unsung heroes’ who have been recently honoured with the Padma awards.

Meanwhile, talking about the Covid-19 vaccination drive, Modi said, "in just 15 days, India vaccinated more than 30 lakh corona warriors when other countries like the US and UK took a longer time."

India became Aatmanirbhar (self-reliant) during the coronavirus crisis as our ongoing vaccination drive will ensure that every citizen of the country is administered the Covid-19 jab, the PM added.

The Prime Minister also said that there’s been a major shift in people’s perspective during the last one year regarding products manufactured in India. A lot of customers are now demanding ‘Made In India’ products and people have shown their support for the ‘Vocal for Local’ campaign, Modi said.

Today’s episode marks the 73rd episode of the PM’s radio programme. This comes just a day ahead of the presentation of the Union Budget for 2021-22 by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

This is also the PM’s first ‘Mann Ki Baat’ after farmers in the national capital stepped up their protests against the Centre’s agriculture legislations.

Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Read More from Outlook

Lament Of Separation: Songs Of Habba Khatun, Last Queen Of Kashmir, Still Echo In Valley

Lament Of Separation: Songs Of Habba Khatun, Last Queen Of Kashmir, Still Echo In Valley

In happy times and sad, Habba Khatun’s sensuous songs make both young and old emotional. With the never-ending conflict bringing tragedies to every doorstep, Habba’s lyrics of separation amplify their mourning.

How Indian Laws Govern People’s Right To Love And Live

How Indian Laws Govern People’s Right To Love And Live

In India, only those relationships between a man and a woman are considered to be legitimate when there is a marriage between the two.

Kohli Quits Test Captaincy, Leaves Leadership Vacuum

Kohli Quits Test Captaincy, Leaves Leadership Vacuum

Virat Kohli, 33, had recently stepped down as India's T20I captain and was subsequently removed as the ODI captain.

UP Elections 2022: How Congress Is Harnessing Power Of 'Persecuted' Women To Counter BJP

UP Elections 2022: How Congress Is Harnessing Power Of 'Persecuted' Women To Counter BJP

A Mahila Congress leader, who is the face of the ‘Ladki Hoon, Lad Sakti Hoon’ campaign, however, has accused the party of anti-women bias after she was denied a ticket.

Advertisement