PM Modi to address nation in special all India Radio broadcast at 4 pm today

During the address, PM Modi is expected to explain government’s decisions on abrogating special status to Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) and splitting the state into two union territories

Written by August 8, 2019 11:52

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address nation at 4 pm in a special broadcast on national broadcaster All India Radio.

During the address, PM Modi is expected to explain government’s decisions on abrogating special status to Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) and splitting the state into two union territories, sources have said.

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

Parliament on August 6 approved a resolution abrogating special status accorded to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 of the Constitution. It also cleared a bill to split the state into two union territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.