Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is expected to spell out “success” of the UPA government’s nine year rule and its stand on Pakistan in his last Independence Day speech on Thursday before the elections.
Government sources said the PM’s speech is expected to be more on political lines enumerating the benefits of the UPA government’s inclusive growth plank and the seriousness with which the food security law has been implemented.
The public spending for the social sector had increased by around three times in the UPA government and the per capita income of an Indian has jumped by almost four times in the last nine years. The UPA has emphasised on education and health, sources said. The special central schemes for other deprived sections like minorities, SC/STs would also be highlighted. Sources added that Pakistan would also find mention in the speech.