Politics Push for local, population control… decoding PM Modi’s speech on I-Day Updated : August 15, 2019 03:13 PM IST Conscious of growing negativity in the sentiment, the prime minister reiterated that the fundamentals of the economy were intact. Perhaps for the first time, the I-Day speech has been used to articulate a very firm and categorical positioning of the business community in the country. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.