Union ministers Arun Jaitley, Rajnath Singh, Sushma Swaraj, Prakash Javadekar, Piyush Goyal, BJP president Amit Shah and other top BJP leaders are present on the occasion.
12.16 pm: PM concludes his speech.
12.15 pm: "The journalists have transformed their pens into brooms, this is a big service"
"I wish you achieve great heights in your lives."
12.12 pm: "I am reading articles on cleanliness (Clean India image) for the first time in the media."
12.11 pm: "I wanted to meet you face to face."
1210 pm: "I am trying to rediscover the good touch in my relation with the media."
12.07 pm: "We used to have a good relation once. I used to arrange for those meetings with great excitement."
12.05 pm: PM Narendra Modi speaks.
12.01 pm: Our government is doing a good job at the Centre. We hope to continue with the same.
12 noon: BJP president Amit Shah speaks.