Modi will be the first non-Congress PM to hoist the Indian flag for the 7th time at the Red Fort

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also set an interesting record of political history when he hoists the tricolor on August 15, 2020, at the Red Fort, a symbol of the country's democratic governance system.

Modi will hoist the tricolor at the Red Fort for the seventh consecutive time and will be the first non-Congress Prime Minister to achieve this feat. In terms of tenure, Modi has set a record of being the fourth-longest-serving Prime Minister, leaving Atal Bihari Vajpayee behind on Thursday. Vajpayee was the Prime Minister for a total of 2268 days, including all his tenures.

The record of hoisting the tricolor on the Red Fort the most times is in the name of the first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. He was the Prime Minister for 16 years. By completing his second term in 2024, Modi will have the privilege of hoisting the tricolor at the Red Fort 10 times, jointly with Manmohan Singh at number three.