Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing the nation from Red Fort on the occasion of 73rd Independence Day stated that ever since being elected to power in 2014, his government scrapped many unnecessary laws.
Addressing the spectators and the nation, PM Modi said that during his first term, he scrapped one superfluous law each day - implying that more laws had been scrapped than days he had been in power:
"We scrapped many superfluous laws since we were elected in 2014. I scrapped one flawed law each day." he said
He also stated that though the people were not aware, many such laws were scrapped. According to the Prime Minister, 1450 such laws were revoked.
"People might not be aware, but I abolished one law everyday. In all, 1450 such laws were scrapped."
He said that these steps were taken to ensure that the people have an ease of living. In addition, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also announced that after being re-elected in 2019 Lok Sabha elections, his government scrapped 60 such laws.
"It's been just ten weeks since this government is in power. In these ten weeks, 60 more laws have been scrapped. Ease of living is the what India needs. Hence, we want to take this forward."
Prime Minister Modi said that his government has made a considerable progress when it comes to ease of business. The aim to be in top 50 was also stated by PM Modi. According to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the ease of doing business is a collective decision by all bodies like State government and Municipal Corporations.
"The world knows that India, which is a developing country can rise to new heights. After seeing this, I feel that ease of doing business is a path to ease of living."
Apart from this, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke about many other issues and new developments taken by his government. Some of these include abrogation of Article 370, and Triple Talaq.