Understandably, today’s is all about 15 August.
This Independence Day Prime Minister Modi remembered ‘Bapu’— Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 15, 2019
By a happy coincidence, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi also remembered Mahatma Gandhi this Independence Day as he prays for non-violence and truth…
“Complete independence will be complete only to the extent of our approach in practice to truth and nonviolence.”
– Mahatma Gandhi
My best wishes to all of you on this our 73rd Independence Day 🇮🇳#HappyIndependenceDay
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) August 15, 2019
Celebrating the occasion at the BJP headquarters, National Working President Jagat Prakash Nadda felt proud his party’s achievements this year.
भाजपा मुख्यालय पर ध्वजारोहण कर स्वतंत्रता दिवस मनाया।
यह ऐतिहासिक उत्सव है जब भारत को अनुच्छेद 370 से आज़ादी मिली
मुस्लिम महिलाओं को ट्रिपल तलाक से आज़ादी मिली
देश को अनेकों पुराने व्यर्थ कानूनों से आज़ादी मिली
और मोदी जी के नेतृत्व में 'एक देश-एक विधान' का सपना साकार हुआ। pic.twitter.com/hnR0EtnUjB
— Jagat Prakash Nadda (@JPNadda) August 15, 2019
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal took a moment to wish for the progress and safety of women, especially, as it’s also Raksha Bandhan today.
आप सभी को रक्षाबंधन की हार्दिक शुभकामनाएं। मैं सभी बहनों की सुरक्षा और तरक़्क़ी की कामना करता हूँ।
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) August 15, 2019
Acknowledging Independence Day and Raksha Bandhan, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee called for a joint celebration. Party time, Didi?
Heartiest greetings to all my brothers and sisters on the occasion of Rakhi Bandhan. Today is also Sanskriti Dibas. Let us unitedly celebrate these occasions
আমার সকল ভাই বোনেদের জানাই রাখী বন্ধন উৎসবের আন্তরিক শুভেচ্ছা। আজ সংস্কৃতি দিবসও। আসুন সকলে মিলে এই উৎসবে যোগদান করি।
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) August 15, 2019
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav was more sombre: he had trouble tracing democracy in the acquittal of the six accused in the Pehlu Khan lynching case…
किसी की सरेआम हत्या के साक्षात प्रमाण होते हुए भी सब आरोपियों की मुक्ति?
लोकतंत्र से शोकतंत्र की ओर… !
— Akhilesh Yadav (@yadavakhilesh) August 14, 2019
Shiv Sena leader Priyanka Chaturvedi was thankful for two gifts this Raksha Bandhan— find out what these are….
12 years ago the date was 28th Aug, occasion Rakhi,on that day,I was blessed by the most precious gift I could have asked for~my daughter. My son was thrilled to have a little sister,today they continuously fight each other but their bond&love is forever.
Happy Raksha Bandhan!
— Priyanka Chaturvedi (@priyankac19) August 15, 2019
Independence Day celebrations in Ladakh – now a Union Territory. BJP’s Jammu and Kashmir’s Twitter handle shows the party’s celebrations at its office in Leh.
BJP National General Secretary Sh. @rammadhavbjp , @MPLadakh Sh. Jamyang Tsering Namgyal along with senior party leaders hoists Tricolour on the occasion of 73rd Independence Day at BJP Office, Leh. pic.twitter.com/WzoSWDhk3r
— BJP Jammu & Kashmir (@BJP4JnK) August 15, 2019
15 August is a big day also for the Jammu and Kashmir and not for obvious reasons. Here’s the J&K police.
Big day for JKP
3 shaurya Chakra for the first time ever
15 President’s Meritorious Service Medals
— J&K Police (@JmuKmrPolice) August 14, 2019
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan is in a black mood as he shared something about “India’s Nazi loving nationalists”. We don’t think ‘nazi’ is a term to bandied about so frivolously, Sir.
This is the RSS ideology that threatens not just Kashmiris or Pakistan or even just Indian Muslims, Christians & Dalits but India itself as envisaged by its Founding Fathers. https://t.co/Xn1ctcBrWJ
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) August 14, 2019
And, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull defended his New Zealand counterpart Jacinda Ardern against a misogynist rant by a radio jockey.
Well said Frank. Jones should also apologise to @jacindaardern for his latest misogynistic rant. When I announced Australia’s Pacific Step Up in 2016 climate action was a key priority. It may be political to some, but it’s existential in the Pacific. https://t.co/f3OGxvp01N
— Malcolm Turnbull (@TurnbullMalcolm) August 15, 2019