Prime Minister Narendra Modi will join a flag-hoisting ceremony at 9 am at the Red Fort to mark the 75th anniversary of the 'Azad Hind government' headed by Subhas Chandra Bose.
PM Modi announced his plans to attend the ceremony on Wednesday during an interacting with BJP workers via video-conference.
Traditionally, the prime minister hoists the national flag at the Red Fort on Independence Day.
PM Modi said the BJP respects everyone who has served the country, irrespective of party affiliation. He said his government celebrates the contributions of many great personalities who were "neglected" by the Congress in its rule of several decades.
He said the BJP believes in remembering people who contributed to nation-building, citing his government's programmes, including constructing museums for noted tribal personalities and developing places linked to Dr BR Ambedkar.
"We respect everybody who served the country," he said.
The prime minister will also lay the foundation stone of a museum dedicated to the Azad Hind Fauj.
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