In a functioning democracy, citizens expect their government to clearly communicate with them during a national crisis. As India grapples with the second wave of Covid, prime minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation only once, on April 20. Looking back at his speech, it is, at best, a 20-minute stream of platitudes, untruths and falsehoods.
We revisited Adarniya Modiji's speech to contrast what he said with the situation unfolding in India right now. Watch.