INDIA AT 71 | How Seating At The Red Fort On Independence Day Transcended Party And Political Lines

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In one of the images captured, BJP President Amit Shah can be seen sitting one seat away from Congress President Rahul Gandhi

Written By Narayan R | Mumbai | Updated On:

The celebrations at Red Fort on the 72nd Independence Day will be remembered by many for years to come. Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered his fifth independence day address from the ramparts of Red Fort in New Delhi, in which he spoke over many things, varying from the development of country under NDA's rule to the poor performance of Congress in their previous term. There was also the announcement of future endeavors, with PModi aiming to implement Project Gaganyaan, India's first manned space mission, by 2022 or before.

But away from the words, there were a few headlining moments in the stands, where political leaders from the country were seated. The Independence day celebrations brought together leaders from different parties together.

RAHUL GANDHI SITTING ALONG WITH BJP VETERANS

In one of the images captured, BJP President Amit Shah can be seen sitting one seat away from Congress President Rahul Gandhi. When the cameras zoomed out, it could be seen that Rahul Gandhi is the only one from his party seating on the said row, sandwiched between senior BJP leader LK Advani, Amit Shah, Roadways minister Nitin Gadkari and Commerce minister Suresh Prabhu.
 

BIPIN RAWAT AND AJIT DOVAL

Another image showed India's biggest security personnel's together. In the picture, Army chief Bipin Rawat could be seen sitting one row above National Security Advisor (NSA), Ajit Doval.

READ: INDIA AT 71 | 10 Top Quotes By PM Modi In His Independence Day Speech

RAJNATH SINGH SITTING ALONGSIDE MANMOHAN SINGH, DEVE GOWDA

Yet another picture from the event saw Home minister Rajnath Singh sitting next to former PM Manmohan Singh and JD(S) head Deve Gowda. The three political big wigs could be seen sitting in close proximity to the Chief Justice of India, Dipak Misra, and Lok Sabha speaker, Sumitra Mahajan.
 


India celebrated its 72nd Independence Day on Wednesday. On the occasion, PM Modi delivered an hour-long speech. He started off his speech by praising the women of the country, who are making the country proud overseas. He further spoke about implementing Project Gaganyaan , India's first manned space mission, by 2022, and also criticized the previous government for their failures.

READ: In His Fifth Independence Day Speech, PM Modi Illustrates His Vision For 'New India' From The Ramparts Of Red Fort

One of the most important points from his speech was his attack on Congress, which was in power in 2013.

He said, "Jis raftaar se 2013 mai gaavon tak optical fiber pahunchane ka kaam chal raha tha, us raftaar se deskh ke har gaanv ko optical fiber se jodne mai kai peedian guzar jaati."

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