Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation on August 15 from the ramparts of Red Fort to mark the 72nd Independence Day of India on Wednesday. In his fifth and last speech as PM ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Modi listed out the achievements of the government and spoke of many issues like the recently concluded Monsoon Session of Parliament, which he said was devoted to social justice. Modi also made a mention of India’s growing economic prowess and the steps taken by the government including toilet construction in various parts of the country and the MSP hike for farmers, among others. He said the Parliament session witnessed the passage of the bill to create an OBC Commission.
Talking about the monsoon, the prime minister said that nation witnessed good rainfall but some parts of the country were also hit by floods. “My thoughts are with the families of those who lost their lives in these floods, in various parts of India,” he added. PM Modi said that next year on Baisakhi when the Jallianwala Bagh massacre will complete 100 years, he will pay tribute to those who sacrificed their lives. Read more