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From keeping quiet on China to mentioning Chhath: The politics of PM Modi's speech decoded


While only 16 minutes long, PM Modi's speech today was full of political undertones -- from steering clear of discussing the India-China faceoff to mentioning Chhath Puja twice during his address. We decode the politics of the prime minister's latest coronavirus address to the nation.

Using the element of surprise PM Narendra Modi fired a pro-poor move with an electoral spin on a day the opposition was busy attempting to corner him on the border stand-off with China and plight of the masses due to Covid-19 and economic distress.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi started his 16-minute speech, one day ...


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