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On Independence Day, PM Modi Calls For A Transformed India By 2022 [WATCH]

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| August 15 , 2017 , 10:37 IST

On the occasion of Independence Day of India on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made his shortest ever speech as requested by the public, completing the speech within 54 minutes, but still highlighting the desirable transformation of India by 2022, the 75th Independence day of India.

During PM Modi's last Mann Ki Baat radio telecast, he had revealed that he had received letters from people complaining that his Independence Day speeches were 'a little too long' and promised to shorten them.

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In the speech, PM Modi called about creating a new India.

"In the five years from our 70th year of Independence to the 75th year of Independence, let's pledge to work together to bring this change. We will create an India where the poor owns a house and has access to electricity and water. An India, where the farmer sleeps in peace and grows his income two-fold by 2022. An India, where the young women get opportunities in every field. An India, which is free of terrorism, corruption, dynasty politics, communalism and casteism. And finally, an India which is clean and healthy. Let's move together in this path of development." PM Modi said.

"Corruption will not be tolerated in the country, everyone will be answerable. Black money worth Rs 2 lakh crore was recovered post demonetization. We have also cancelled the registration of as many as 1.75 lakh companies," PM Modi said.

"We will not tolerate violence in the name of faith. Before freedom, the slogan was 'Bharat chhodo (Quit India). Today, it should be 'Bharat Jodo' (Bring India together)," said the PM.

Watch Prime Minister Narendra Modi's full speech below: