On Independence Day in 2015, PM Narendra Modi spoke for 86 minutes at India’s Red Fort. It is the second the longest ever Independence speech in Indian history. Independence Day speech by an Indian Prime Minister.
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s very first budget speech lasted longer than two hours.
President Pranab Mukherjee, who in 2014 was the Union Finance Minister in the UPA government, gave a budget speech that lasted nearly an hour and 50 minutes.
In 1957, VK Krishna Menon addressed the United Nations Security Council for nearly eight hours. He was defending India’s position on Kashmir.
On the night of August 14, Jawaharlal Nehru made his famous ‘tryst with destiny’ speech. The speech was 72 minutes long, and was the longest Independence Day speech in Indian history until Prime Minister Narendra Modi made his Independence Day address in 2015, India Samvad reported.