PM Modi to address nation shortly

Unusual for prime minister to address nation during election season

Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks at the inauguration of the various development projects, in Jamnagar | PTI Prime Minister Narendra Modi | PTI

With the first phase of elections less than a fortnight away, PM Modi raised many eyebrows when he tweeted that he would address the nation on Wednesday. "Today I would be addressing the nation at around 11:45 AM - 12.00 noon with an important message. Do watch the address on television, radio or social media," PM Modi tweeted.

Political pundits noted that it was unusual for a prime minister to address the nation in the middle of the national election campaign.

The unprecedented address has led to widespread speculations that an announcement is on the anvil.