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PM Modi likely to address nation today at 8 pm

By PTI
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New Delhi, Aug 08: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to address the nation today at 8 pm.

PM Modi likely to address nation on Centres Kashmir decision tomorrow

"Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi will be addressing the nation at 8 PM today," tweeted PMO official handle.

This would be Prime Minister Modi's first address to the nation after the Union Government's move to repeal Article 370 which gave special provisions to Jammu and Kashmir. This decision taken on Monday is said to be one of the most contentious decisions decisions taken by any governments in recent times.

[ Abrogation of Article 370 faces its first legal test: Petition filed in Supreme Court]

Although it is not clear what PM Modi would be speaking on, but the speculations are rife that it could on the crucial decision about Kashmir.

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 Tuesday 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.

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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