PM Modi To Address Nation Today
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to address the nation at 4.00 pm on Tuesday, according to a statement from the Prime Minister's Office (PMO).
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to address the nation at 4.00 pm on Tuesday, according to a statement from the Prime Minister's Office (PMO). A tweet from the PMO put out on Monday night, said that "Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation at 4 pm tomorrow."
Prime Minister @narendramodi will address the nation at 4 PM tomorrow.— PMO India (@PMOIndia) June 29, 2020
PM Modi's address comes against the backdrop of tensions with China on the border, especially in the Galwan Valley of Eastern Ladakh which was the scene of violent clashes between Indian and Chinese troops on the intervening night of June 15-16th, in which 20 Indian soldiers were martyred. This would mark the sixth time that PM Modi chose to address the nation since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in the country.
India is also set to enter "Unlock-2" from July 1, during the course of which more easing of lockdown restrictions would be seen.
In his previous address to the nation on May 12, announced a Rs. 20 lakh crore financial package to provide an impetus to the economy, impacted by the lockdown.
PM Modi, in his video interaction with chief ministers, asked them to consider the option of Unlock-2 so that the economy, severely impacted by the pandemic and the lockdown, gets a much-needed boost.
PM Modi, in his monthly address to the nation, "Mann ki baat", on Sunday, observed that India had given a befitting reply to those who cast an evil eye on its territory in Ladakh. The Prime Minister also appealed to people to take necessary precautions in the second phase of unlocking of the country, so that they stay safe from the pandemic and thereby protect others, as well.