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dated February 23, 1957: Too many speeches

Addressing an election meeting in Nagpur on February 21, Prime Minister Nehru complained that there were far too many speeches in India. It had become customary in this country to have a speech for everything and anything. Functions and celebrations had come to mean speeches. The time had come, he said, when "we must make some efforts to reduce the number of speeches and abandon the habit of speech-making."

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