Infographic: PM Modi’s seventh Independent Day speech is his third longest | India News

NEW DELHI: PM Narendra Modi seventh Independence Day speech from the ramparts of the Red Fort went on for 90 minutes, making it his third longest one. ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ was the centrepiece of his speech. He additionally offered a broad define for spurring India’s development in various sectors and asserted that the coronavirus pandemic can’t halt the nation’s march in direction of self-reliance. His shortest speech was in 2017 when he spoke for a bit beneath an hour. His longest was in 2016, when he spoke for 94 minutes. Till 2015, the longest speech ever given by an Indian PM was in 1947, when Pundit Jawaharlal Nehru spoke for 72 minutes. Here’s a have a look at the length of I-Day speeches since 2002, when BJP’s Atal Bihari Vajpayee was PM.

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