India, Aug. 17 -- The Shiv Sena on Monday criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not addressing the economic situation in the country and the measures to revive it in his Independence Day speech.

An editorial in the Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamana said that more than 14 crore people have lost their jobs and remarked that the prime minister should have spoken about issues the people face in his 90-minute speech on August 15.

"Till now, around 14 crore people in the country have lost their jobs. In future, this number is going to increase. People have to get out of their homes, but what will they do once they are getting out? Jobs, businesses and employment have been destroyed. It would have been better if the prime minister would have ...