Independence Day speech by Narendra Modi LIVE streaming updates: PM eyes 2019 Lok Sabha polls; Congress hits back

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New Delhi | Updated:Aug 15, 2018 1:05:28 pm

India Independence Day 15 August Narendra Modi speech 2018 LIVE streaming updates: PM Modi is expected to speak on hotly-debated issues like SC/ST Bill, Triple Talaq Bill, National Register of Citizens (NRC) of India in Assam.

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India Independence Day 15 August Narendra Modi speech 2018 LIVE streaming updates: India is celebrating its 72nd Independence Day today with zeal and great fervour. As per the tradition, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has conclude his 15 August 2018 speech from the ramparts of historic Mughal-era Red Fort (Lal Quila) located in the heart of the Delhi. This was his fifth and final speech before the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. PM Modi had slammed Congress over the growth process prior to 2014 even as he listed achievements of his government.

India Independence Day Narendra Modi August 15 speech 2018 LIVE streaming

The duration of PM Modi’s Independence Day speeches has always drawn diverse opinions. PM Modi also holds the record for delivering the longest Independence Day speech when he spoke for 96 minutes in 2016. Last year, the duration of his speech was 57 minutes- the shortest in four years. In his maiden speech in 2014, he spoke for over 65 minutes, followed by 86 minute-long monologue in 2015.

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    13:05 (IST)15 Aug 2018
    Congress hits back at PM Modi

    Congress has hit back at PM Modi strongly. "He should have spoken the truth in his last speech," Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said. "People have been waiting for PM Modi to speak truth. He should have said the truth (Mann ki baat nahi kar paate, kam se kam desh ke kaam ki baat to kar paate kyunki ab acche din to aaye nahi ab is desh ko sacche din ka intezar hai aur wo tab aaenge jab Modi ji desh se jaaenge)."

    08:58 (IST)15 Aug 2018
    Women judges in Supreme Court

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that he was proud of the fact that three women judges in Supreme Court were delivering justice. "Since independence, this is the first cabinet where so many women are a part of the cabinet, said PM Modi.

    08:57 (IST)15 Aug 2018
    Left Wing Extremism restricted, says PM Modi

    Tripura, Meghalaya and many parts of Arunachal Pradesh are seeing historic peace. From 126, Left Wing Extremism is restricted to 90 districts. We are working to ensure peace across the nation, said PM Modi.

    08:55 (IST)15 Aug 2018
    PM Modi's message against triple talaq

    The practice of Triple Talaq has caused great injustice to Muslim women. We are striving to end this practice but there are some people who are not wanting it to end. I promise the Muslim women that I will work to ensure justice is done to them, says PM Modi.

    08:50 (IST)15 Aug 2018
    PM Modi's tough message for rapists

    In a stringent message towards demons of the society, PM Modi said that "We have to free our society and country from this disgusting mentality of rape." "Recently in Madhya Pradesh a rapist was hanged by fast track court. We should spread this news and make people aware. Rule of law is supreme,no one can take law in their hands," said PM Modi.

    08:46 (IST)15 Aug 2018
    Big news for women officers

    "Women officers commissioned in short service will get opportunity for permanent commission like their male counterparts," PM Narendra Modi

    08:44 (IST)15 Aug 2018
    Crackdown on nepotism, black money, corruption

    "In today's India there is no place for nepotism. We have ensured environmental clearances are done transparently," said PM Modi. We will not forgive the corrupt and those who have black money. They have ruined the nation. Delhi's streets are free from power brokers. From the voice of power brokers, the voice of the poor is heard, said the PM. "The honest taxpayer of India has a major role in the progress of the nation. It is due to them that so many people are fed, the lives of the poor are transformed," PM Modi.

    08:41 (IST)15 Aug 2018
    Employment, many hospitals, says PM Modi

    PM said that Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Abhiyaan will lead to employement. Many hospitals will be built in tier 2 and 3 cities, asserted PM Modi.

    08:33 (IST)15 Aug 2018
    Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Abhiyaan- CHECK DETAILS

    Under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Abhiyaan, 10 crore family will get Rs 5 lakh health insurance. The scheme will be launched on Septmeber 25 on the ocassion of birth-anniversary of Deen Dayal Upadhayay

    08:28 (IST)15 Aug 2018
    Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Abhiyaan

    Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Abhiyaan will be launched on September 25 this year. It is high time we ensure that the poor of India get access to good quality and affordable healthcare, says PM Modi.

    08:20 (IST)15 Aug 2018
    North East- a priority

    Wooing the people of North Eastern states, PM Modi said, "There was a time when North East India used to feel that Delhi is very far from them, but today we have brought Delhi to the doorstep of the North East"

    08:19 (IST)15 Aug 2018
    PM Modi's Independence Day speech

    "In the year 2022 or if possible before, India will unfurl the tricolour in space. India will be the fourth country to do so," says PM Narendra Modi during his Independence Day speech.

    08:16 (IST)15 Aug 2018
    PM Modi attacks UPA

    In a veiled attack at Congress, PM Modi said, "If we had continued at the same pace at which toilets were being constructed in 2013, the pace at which electrification was happening in 2013, then it would have taken us decades to complete".

    08:14 (IST)15 Aug 2018
    PM Modi hails OROP

    "The One Rank One Pension (OROP) demand was also pending for decades. People of India, our brave Army personnel had faith in us and we were able to take a decision on OROP. We will always take decisions in the interests of our nation," says PM Narendra Modi

    08:11 (IST)15 Aug 2018
    PM Modi hails ISRO scientists

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has hailed the scientists of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for their oustanding achievements.

    08:10 (IST)15 Aug 2018
    PM Modi's eye-soothing attire

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is considered as one of the best dressed politicians in the world, continued his tradition of wearing turbans at the Independence Day celebrations and sported a saffron turban during his Independence Day August 15 address at the Red Fort.

    08:05 (IST)15 Aug 2018
    Reform, perform, transform, says PM Modi at Red Fort

    Talking about ease of doing business and reforms under his government, PM Modi said that 'Red tape' has turned into 'Red Carpet'. He has said that "reform, perform and transform"

    08:01 (IST)15 Aug 2018
    PM Modi highlights MSP, GST during August 15 speech

    PM Modi has lauded key decisons of his government such as increasing the minimum support price (MSP) of 14 kharif (summer sown) crops and Goods and Services Tax (GST). The PM said that these two decisons have benefitted farmers and traders of the country.

    07:58 (IST)15 Aug 2018
    Proud of NDA's achievements

    "We are very proud of what we have achieved but at the same time, we also have to look at where we have come from. That is when we will realize the unbelievable strides the nation has taken," said PM Modi.

    07:57 (IST)15 Aug 2018
    "Vikas ka Canvass"

    PM Modi asserted that his government has taken decisions and measures to enlarge the "canvass" of development in the country.

    07:55 (IST)15 Aug 2018
    100 years of Jallianwala Bagh massacre

    PM Modi has paid tribute to the victims of of Jallianwala Bagh massacre. He said, "Next year on Baisakhi, it will be 100 years of Jallianwala Bagh massacre. I pay tribute to those who sacrificed their lives."

    07:54 (IST)15 Aug 2018
    PM Modi attacks Congress during August 15th Speech

    In front Rahul Ganhi, who is attending the Independence Day event at Red Fort, PM Modi has taken a veiled dig at Congress saying the growth process was expedited after 2014.

    07:50 (IST)15 Aug 2018
    PM Modi condoles deaths due to floods

    Several parts of India are witnessing good monsoon but at the same time parts of India have been severely hit by floods. My thoughts are with the families of those who lost their lives in these floods, in various parts of India, says PM Modi

    07:49 (IST)15 Aug 2018
    PM Modi hails women officers of INSV Tarini

    "We are proudly celebrating Independence Day today as six women officers of the Indian Navy, circumnavigated the globe recently (on INSV Tarini)," said PM Narendra Modi as he began the August 15th speech

    07:45 (IST)15 Aug 2018
    Monsoon Session of Parliament was fruitful

    PM Modi has hailed women and paid homage to freedom fighters. He also talked about the Monsoon session of Parliament. "The recently concluded Parliament session was one devoted to social justice. The Parliament session witnessed the passage of the Bill to create an OBC Commission," said PM Modi.

    07:37 (IST)15 Aug 2018
    PM Modi begins 15 August speech

    PM Narendra Modi has begun his Independence Day speech from ramparts of Red Fort

    07:36 (IST)15 Aug 2018
    Rahul Gandhi at Red Fort

    Among the dignitaries, Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad and Union Minister Nitin Gadkari are present at Red Fort in Delhi.

    07:33 (IST)15 Aug 2018
    PM Modi unfurls tricolour

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has hoisted the tricolour at Red Fort

    07:26 (IST)15 Aug 2018
    PM Modi ay Red Fort for 15 August speech

    07:17 (IST)15 Aug 2018
    PM Modi pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat

    PM Modi visited the Rajghat to pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi.

    07:15 (IST)15 Aug 2018
    Piyush Goyal greets nation

    Union Minister and senior BJP leader Piyush Goyal today greeted the nation on the occasion of 72nd Independence Day.

    07:10 (IST)15 Aug 2018
    Tight security in Delhi

    Tight security arrangements have been put in place near the Red Fort area and other parts of the national capital. NSG snipers, elite SWAT commandos, kite catchers have been stationed around the Mughal-era fort. Besides, over 500 CCTV cameras have been installed in the vicinity to keep a check on the movement of people. Nearly 70,000 Delhi Police personnel are guarding the capital and close to 10,000 cops have been deployed in the Red Fort.

    06:59 (IST)15 Aug 2018
    PM Modi greets people on Independence Day

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi today greeted the people on the country's 72nd Independence Day. PM Modi will be addressing the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort. This will be his 5th Independence Day speech.