"I thought that the Prime Minister will deliver a positive speech today. But I was disappointed with his speech. Not just me, the whole country is disappointed," Modi said while addressing a gathering at Lalan College here on the occasion of India´s 67th Independence Day.
He said the Prime Minister should have sent a strong message to Pakistan on Thursday.
"PM should have taken a tough stance against Pakistan...But that was not the case..At least the PM´s word should have strengthened the morale of the Armed Forces of India," Modi said.
The BJP strongman, who is unofficially touted as the Prime Ministerial candidate of BJP, said inflation, corruption and old mindsets should be eliminated from the country.
Speaking on the UPA government´s Food Security Bill, Modi said: "The bill has many flaws that are needed to be addressed."
Applauding President Pranab Mukherjee´s speech on the eve of Independence Day, he said: "The President´s concerns about the country are indeed valid."
Attacking the Prime Minister, Modi said: "The media said this is the PM´s last Independence Day speech. In his speech, he said that the government has a long distance to cover. I want to ask him which rocket do you intend to take to cover these miles?"
Manmohan Singh on Thursday addressed the nation on the 67th Independence Day from the Red Fort in New Delhi where he said Pakistan should prevent the use of their territory for anti-India activities to improve relation between the two countries.
"For relations with Pakistan to improve, it is essential that they prevent the use of their territory and territory under their control for any anti-India activity," Singh said.
Referring to the killing of five Indian soldiers in an ambush by Pakistani troopers along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir on Aug 6, Singh said: "Recently, there was a dastardly attack on our Jawans on the Line of Control with Pakistan. We will take all possible steps to prevent such incidents in the future."
He said terrorist and naxal violence have reduced in the country.
Pertinently, this was Singh´s last Independence Day´s speech before the Lok Sabha polls next year.
In his speech, Singh highlighted UPA government´s achievements in the last ten years.
Speaking on the issue of Food Security Bill, the PM said: "We have recently issued an Ordinance towards a Food Security law. The Food Security Bill is now before Parliament and we hope it will be passed shortly. This law will benefit 75 percent of our rural population and half of our urban population."
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