Chidambaram appreciates three points from PM’s I-Day address

Chennai: Former Union Minister P Chidambaram who is a strong critic of the BJP government has appreciated  recent announcements made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his Independence Day speech.

‘All of us must welcome three announcements made by the Prime Minister on I-Day. Small family is a patriotic duty, respect wealth creators and shun single-use plastic,’ he said in a series of tweets.

‘Of the three exhortations, I hope the Finance Minister and her legion of tax officials and investigators heard the Prime Minister’s second exhortation loud and clear,’ the former Finance Minister added.

Referring to the population and elimination of single-use plastics, P Chidambaram said, ‘The first and third exhortations must become people’s movements. There are hundreds of dedicated voluntary organisations that are willing to lead the movements at local levels.’

His remarks came a day after Modi during his Independence Day speech from the ramparts of the Red Fort, said population explosion will cause many problems for the future generations.

NT Bureau