Narendra Modi's 70th Independence Day Speech: Fact Check

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IndiaSpend/FactChecker did a live fact check on the claims made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his Independence Day speech at Red Fort on August 15, 2016.

Narendra Modi's 70th Independence Day Speech

The main facts, checked and storified:



Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna (PMJDY) was launched on August 15, 2015, and balance in the accounts increased 85% over one year, from Rs. 22,033 crore to Rs. 40,795 crore, IndiaSpend reported on August 13, 2016.






The Prime Minister also announced a scheme to provide Rs. 1 lakh per poor person for healthcare. As many as 39 million poor people are pushed into poverty due to healthcare expenses, IndiaSpend reported on February 26, 2016.

This article was first published on IndiaSpend here.

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