Former Union Minister and senior Congress leader, P Chidambaram has hailed the Prime Minister's vision of over population explosion, eliminating single use plastic and respecting wealth creators.
"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.
"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 said.
Referring to the population and elimination of single use plastics, 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 Narendra Modi, during his Independence Day speech, said population explosion would cause many problems for future generations.
Regarding the elimination of single use plastics, Modi said single-use plastic poses grave threat to the environment, adding that a significant step must come out by October 2.