As Narendra Modi unfurls flag, Twitterati make #IndependenceDayIndia trend

PM Narendra Modi took to Twitter to greet the nation on its 70th Independence Day. He is addressing the nation from the ramparts of Red Fort.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: August 15, 2016 10:55 am

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi hoisted the national flag at the ramparts of Red Fort for the third time as India celebrates its 70th Independence Day on Monday. Heavy security arrangements have been put in place for the grand celebrations. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is addressing the nation.

PM Modi had invited suggestions from all citizens for the themes and issues he needs to address in his speech. People were asked to send in their inputs through the MyGov website and app. And as per suggestions send to him, he is likely to speak on the issue of tolerance, governance, Digital India and terrorism.

PM Modi begins his address to the nation. Speaking from the ramparts, PM Modi said: “Today on this special day, I convey my greetings to 125 crore Indians and the Indian community living overseas. May this energy guide the nation to scale newer heights of progress in the years to come.

Those present at the Red Fort include dignitaries from across the world, eminent professionals, and school students. Also present at the ceremony will be the Prime Minister’s Cabinet as well as senior leaders of the Opposition.

Prime Minister Modi took to Twitter to greet the nation on its 70th Independence Day. He will shortly address the nation from the ramparts of Red Fort.

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    indian
    Aug 16, 2016 at 11:48 am
    Is ND Modi above criticism? Cant he be wrong? Cant his own countrymen say sir your are wrong you are lying? Is he bigger than God himself? What is wrong with you people sir?
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      terimaakabhosda
      Aug 15, 2016 at 8:22 am
      Harshvardhan...Modi has created record in giving boring bhasans.....laced with lie and manited data.....paring Global Oil prices India still has high inflation as compared with previous govt.....Modi blatantly lied about savings on surrendering Gas Subsidy..he claimed that Govt saved 22,000 crores on subsdiy whereas CAG exposed this highly exaggerated figure which hovered at 2,000 crores...95% sugarcane farmers received theri dues...another big fat lie....is their anyone keeping a tab on his lies
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        Prateik
        Aug 15, 2016 at 1:38 pm
        Apni ga#nd mein ganna ghussa le.
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