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Spirit of One Nation, One Constitution is a reality now : Modi

Key decisions include new law on triple talaq and scrapping of special status accorded to Jammu and Kashmir.

India on Thursday celebrated 73rd Independence Day . Prime Minister Narendra Modi hoisted the national flag at the ramparts of the historic Red Fort in Delhi and addressed the nation.

The Nation on Thursday celebrated 73rd Independence Day . Prime Minister Narendra Modi hoisted the national flag at the ramparts of the historic Red Fort in Delhi and addressed the nation.

Dressed in a white kurta-pyjama and a colourful turban, Mr Modi was received by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at the Red Fort. Prime Minister then inspected Guard of Honour. Before coming to Red Fort, he paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat.

Addressing the nation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that within 10 weeks of returning to power, his government took key decisions to fulfil the aspirations of people and cited the new law on triple talaq and scrapping of special status accorded to Jammu and Kashmir. He said his government has dedicated itself on all fronts in the service of countrymen.

Modi said, abrogation of special status to Jammu and Kashmir, law to ban the practice of instant triple talaq were some of the key decisions taken by his government soon after assuming power for the second term. Prime Minister also condoled the death of people in recent floods and assured the affected of all help.

The Prime Minister said, this government thinks differently and the country comes first. He said, the spirit of One Nation, One Constitution– has become a reality and India is proud of that. Mr Modi said, his government has made continuous efforts in last five years to meet all the needs and aspirations of the common man. The Prime Minister also stressed on the need for eradication of poverty for the better future of the country and the government has taken several steps in the last five years towards it.

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