On August 9, PM Narendra Modi paid tribute to the legends of the Quit India Movement. Prime Minister Modi referred to the Mahatma Gandhi-led Quit India Movement and asserted that the nation is now speaking out against corruption, dynasty, and appeasement with one voice.
The Prime Minister appeared to be taking a dig at the opposition, which he has frequently accused of engaging in corrupt, dynastic, and appeasement politics, and urging people to avoid them. Later in the day, the Bharatiya Janata Party will stage a protest and begin its “Quit India” anti-opposition campaign.
What is BJP Quit India Campaign?
PM Modi said on the social media site “Twitter”, “Tributes to greats who took part in the Quit India Movement. Under the leadership of Gandhi Ji, this movement played a major role in freeing India from colonial rule”.
He continued, “Today, India is saying in one voice: Corruption Quit India. Dynasty Quit India. Appeasement Quit India.
Prime Minister Modi added that this is a momentous day. Because of the Mantra that Mahatma Gandhi had provided and the Quit India Movement, which was motivated by it, the entire nation now repeats, “Quit India” is the answer to all of life’s ills.
Top responses to PM Modi’s tweet
Twitter has become a popular platform for politicians, parties, and the public to engage in political discourse. Prominent political figures, such as PM Modi, often receive reactions to their tweets. Below are some notable reactions from other political figures in response to PM Modi’s tweets.
Ravi Shankar Prasad
Ravi Shankar Prasad, a member of the Bharatiya Janta Party, elaborated on Modi’s tweet by stating that family power and corruption must leave India if the democratic fabric of the nation is to be preserved.
In a family dynasty, a leader’s son or daughter will be the party’s leader. Regardless of their qualifications, he will not only serve as a leader but also as a PM/CM or a candidate for the position.
Rahul Gandhi’s packaging and repackaging keep happening. But does Congress ever consider Rahul Gandhi capable of leading a nation like India? ” he questioned.
Along with holding signs reading “Corruption Quit India,” “Dynasty Quit India,” and “Appeasement Quit India,” the BJP MPs also held a protest on the grounds of the Parliament in remembrance of the Quit India campaign.
Mamata Banerjee, the chief minister of West Bengal, used the occasion to honor everyone who worked so hard to free India.”I pay my respects to everyone who gave their all to secure the freedom of this wonderful nation today, on the anniversary of the ‘Bharat Chhodo Andolan,'” she stated. To maintain a robust, tolerant, united, and healthy India in the future, we must always uphold their lofty principles of harmony and humanity. She stated on Twitter that “the concept of India should not be lost.
Nishikant Dubey, a member of the BJP, participated in the demonstration and said, “In these 75 years, Congress and parties sponsored by it have given three things to the nation that are consuming it like termites. First is Dynasty because democracy is for the common people, it is time to cultivate an atmosphere that is hostile to them. Regarding corruption, ask the second question. The third is about appeasement; vote-bank politics is being practiced by deceiving minorities, and they are preventing the country’s policies from being implemented.
Meanwhile, Congressman Shashi Tharoor urged nepotism, corruption, and communalism to “Quit India” on Twitter. In reaction to the BJP’s protest in Parliament, he said: “Ironic to witness BJP members yelling the hashtag #QuitIndia beside Gandhiji’s statue. 81 years ago, where were their ideological forefathers? supporting the imperialist government of Britain!”
What is the ‘Quit India Movement’?
The Quit India movement, popularly known as the “Bharat Chodo Andolan”, was started by Mahatma Gandhi and the Indian National Congress in 1942. The movement was started to abolish British colonial control in the nation and is commemorated today on August 9, on its 81st anniversary.