Thursday, 20 December 2012

Modi wins, addresses the nation in Hindi-Urdu

The results of recently held elections in Gujarat were announced today. Narendra Modi of the rightist Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) wins for the third time. That's an achievement that doesn't come by easily in a democracy. That's an interesting story in itself, but for me what's more interesting is that after his win he is currently (at the time of writing) addressing the nation and his state Gujarat in Hindi/Urdu instead of English.

The news channels, including NDTV 24x7 and other English ones, are broadcasting his speech without any simultaneous translation or subtitles.

Here is a little background: 


I want to include his victory speech video but I can't as he is still speaking.