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PM Narendra Modi to address the nation at 8 pm; likely to speak on Kashmir

The last time he addressed the nation was on March 27 during the Lok Sabha polls

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

PM Narendra Modi | Photo: ANI
PM Narendra Modi | Photo: ANI

Prime Minister will address the nation on Thursday at 8 pm, the PMO has said.

"Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi will be addressing the nation at 8 PM today," the PMO said in a tweet.

During the address he is expected to explain the government's decisions on abrogating special status to and splitting the state into two union territories of and Ladakh, sources said.

The last time he addressed the nation was on March 27 during the Lok Sabha polls when he announced that India had demonstrated anti-satellite missile (A-Sat) capability by shooting down a live satellite.

On Tuesday, Parliament approved a resolution abrogating special status accorded to under of the Constitution. It also cleared a bill to split the state into two union territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.

The proposed address comes days before the prime minister's customary address to the nation on Independence Day from the ramparts of Red Fort.

First Published: Thu, August 08 2019. 15:42 IST
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