Atal Bihari Vajpayee led the Bharatiya Janata Party to power at the Centre for the first time.
If the weakness persists, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's job could become a lot harder just before big state and national elections.
Besides the Army, Navy and the Indian Air Force, the Coast Guard and the National Disaster Response Force have been asked to mobilise additional manpower.
As anxiety grew about the state of the 93-year-old leader's health, a stream of leaders, including Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, BJP chief Amit Shah and Union ministers Sushma Swaraj and Rajnath Singh, visited him in hospital.
Kejriwal thanked the prime minister for the wishes. "Thank you so much sir," he tweeted.
"Praying for the safety and well-being of the people of Kerala," the PM tweeted.
Addressing the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort on the occasion of 72nd Independence Day, Modi spelt out pro-farm measures taken during four years of his government, the cornerstone being the bold move to fix the minimum support price (MSP) of crops at least 1.5 times of the cost of production.
The prime minister, however, did not give any indication whether permanent commissioning of women will pave the way for their entry into the combat positions in the Army and the Navy.
As people searched for anything to do with Independence Day, the live stream appeared on the right hand top on the page.
Heavy rains battered north India yesterday leading to flash floods in Jammu and Kashmir, killing four people, even as the death toll in Himachal Pradesh reached 19.
As he laid down his vision for a new India, audience broke into applause.
Speaking from the ramparts of the Red Fort, the prime minister in his Independence Day speech said his government will move forward in the state by following the path of 'Insaaniyat, Kashmiriyat and Jamhuriyat'.
Landslides have also been reported in several areas in Uttarakhand and Jammu and Kashmir.
Delivering his last Independence Day speech from the ramparts of the Red Fort before general elections, Modi said his government has the capability to take tough decisions.
The Independence Day speech had shades of an election campaign. Modi largely chose to look back at what has been achieved, rather than focus on what can be achieved
In his last Independence Day speech before Lok Sabha elections, Modi presented a picture of rising India under his government, contrasting it with what he termed was "policy paralysis" under the UPA.
The PM rattled off a long list of achievements and reforms undertaken by the government but demonetisation, billed before as a strike against black money, did not find a mention.
After delivering an over 80 minute speech from the ramparts of the historic monument, he waved to the crowd and moved to his motorcade for departure.
Minutes after the event ended, heaps of plastic water bottles could be seen in various enclosures where children and the public were seated, indicating a lack of arrangement for garbage disposal.
In his last Independence Day address ahead of the next Lok Sabha election, Modi asserted his government has been working for the last four years to empower the poor.
Addressing the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort on the occasion of 72nd Independence Day, Modi spelt out pro-farm measures taken during four years of his government.
In his nearly 90 minute address to the nation on the occasion of 72nd Independence Day from the ramparts of the Red Fort, Modi thanks honest taxpayers.
In his Independence Day address here, he underlined his commitment to the passage of the instant triple talaq legislation in Parliament.
Announces permanent women’s commission in armed forces, promises Indian manned space mission by 2022 as he presents a stirring report card of the NDA government ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
In his last Independence Day speech from the ramparts of the Red Fort before the next Lok Sabha election, Modi said a demand to confer constitutional status on the Other Backward Classes.