New Delhi: Days after Articles 370 and 35A were scrapped, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to address the nation on Thursday (August 8) at 8 pm, the official Twitter handle of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said.

"Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi will be addressing the nation at 8 pm today," it said in a tweet.


According to reports, PM Modi is expected to explain the government's decision on abrogating special status to Jammu and Kashmir, and splitting the state into two union territories.

The last time he addressed the nation was on March 27 before the Lok Sabha poll when he announced that India had demonstrated anti-satellite missile (A-Sat) capability by shooting down a live satellite.

On Tuesday (August 6), Parliament 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.

Earlier on Thursday (August 8), the All India Radio, on its Twitter page, posted a tweet saying that the prime minister would be addressing the nation at 4 pm. But, the tweet was later removed as they reportedly wanted to reschedule the programme.


Minutes after a tweet from the PMO Twitter handle was posted, All India Radio too posted the same on its Twitter handle.