On August 15th, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will give his first Independence Day speech since his resounding victory after the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Ever since his maiden Independence Day speech, after his first big win in 2014, PM Modi has done away with most of the norms and rules that his predecessors had followed.
This year too, the Prime Minister has invited citizens to send in their suggestions and inputs on what he can address in his speech. PM Modi had tweeted, “I am delighted to invite you all to share your valuable inputs for my speech on 15th August. Let your thoughts be heard by 130 crore Indians from the ramparts of the Red Fort.” For the same, an Open Forum has been created on the NaMo App, which allows people to give in their suggestions.
We take a look at how PM Modi’s speeches have been a departure from those of the other Prime Ministers who have delivered their Independence Day speeches from the Red Fort: