Modi said he did not want people to think that only the Prime Minister spoke from the Red Fort

PM Modi seeks suggestions for August 15 speechPTI
news Independence Day Sunday, July 31, 2016 - 13:55

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urged people to suggest to him issues he can include in his Independence Day speech on August 15.

Addressing the nation in 'Mann ki Baat' programme, Modi said he did not want people to think that only the Prime Minister spoke from the Red Fort.

"Suggest me whatever comes to your mind, I will share it with the country," he said.

This is the second time the Prime Minister is seeking inputs from the people for his Independence Day speech. In his address last year, Modi focussed on his government’s development agenda, covering a wide range of subjects from corruption and a promise to set up toilets across India in schools, to encouraging entrepreneurship in the country through ‘Start-up India, Stand up India’.

In his maiden address in 2014, Modi came in for praise for speaking out against rape, stating that the country was ashamed by the increasing reports of sexual violence against women and girls. He urged parents to take responsibility for the behaviour of their sons, asking them to teach their boys the difference between right and wrong.  

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