Fakir Se Chowkidaar Tak: Throwback to Modi’s Big Speeches in 2018

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s oratory game has always been his strong suite, and 2018 was no different

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s oratory skills have always been his strong suite and 2018 was no different. This year, like preceding years, the occasional lapses in factual accuracy did not hinder his oratorial A-game at public rallies, diasporas and other public events, .

From calling himself a Fakir and a Chowkidaar, to branding the opposition leader (Rahul Gandhi) a Namdaar, Modi had some new terminologies to stick with this year. That, complemented by his love for acronyms, Indian history and dissing his opposition while boasting about his government’s achievements, aptly sums up his oratory journey for the year.

A look back at some of Modi’s big speeches in 2018
A look back at some of Modi’s big speeches in 2018
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Here is a throwback to some of PM Modi’s big speeches in 2018

A Promise to Hoist the Tricolor in Space

15 August, 2018

PM Modi while addressing an audience during Independence Day
PM Modi while addressing an audience during Independence Day
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Digs at the Proposed Mahagathbandhan

26 May, 2018

PM Modi while addressing a rally in Cuttack, Odisha
PM Modi while addressing a rally in Cuttack, Odisha
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Floor Test of the Opposition

21 July , 2018

PM Modi while addressing the Lok Sabha during the No-Confidence motion
PM Modi while addressing the Lok Sabha during the No-Confidence motion
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Namdaar v/s Kaamdaar

26 November, 2018

PM Modi while addressing a rally in Bhilwara, Rajasthan
PM Modi while addressing a rally in Bhilwara, Rajasthan
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Not just in India, but Modi’s powerful oratory created ripples across the globe. During his frequent foreign trips, from Israel to China, he would often address the Indian diaspora of the country that he was visiting.

Modi’s Oratory Beyond India’s Shores

18 April, 2018

PM Modi while interacting with the Indian diaspora in London
PM Modi while interacting with the Indian diaspora in London
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Acronym’s Were His ‘S-T-R-E-A-N-H’

27 April, 2018

PM Modi while addressing delegation level talks in Wuhan, China
PM Modi while addressing delegation level talks in Wuhan, China
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And His History Gaffes

3 May, 2018

PM Modi while addressing a rally in Kalaburgi, Karnataka
PM Modi while addressing a rally in Kalaburgi, Karnataka
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