Narendra Modi likely to address nation over scrapping of Article 370, bifurcating Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh into 2 UTs

  • The last time the prime minister addressed the nation was on 27 March during the Lok Sabha elections

  • During the 27 March, Modi had announced that India had demonstrated A-Sat capability by shooting down a live satellite

  • Parliament on Tuesday approved a resolution revoking special status accorded to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 of the Constitution

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to address the nation on Thursday during which he is expected to explain government's decisions on abrogating special status to Jammu and Kashmir and splitting the state into two union territories, sources have said.

The last time the prime minister addressed the nation was on 27 March 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 Tuesday approved a resolution revoking 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.

The proposed address comes days before the prime minister's customary address to the nation on Independence Day from the ramparts of Red Fort.

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Updated Date: Aug 08, 2019 08:37:17 IST