One year of Mann ki Baat: PM Narendra Modi hails people’s strength to engineer social change

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has shared his views and ideas with the nation in the 12th edition of Mann Ki Baat on the All India Radio.

Prime Minister Modi had earlier urged the nation to record their voice messages for the next show.

PM has addressed several issues in the past editions of Mann ki Baat. Congress and other opposition leaders had objected to PM’s radio programme, alleging it could influence voters in the run up to the Bihar elections. EC rejected Congress’ plea but the party continues to resent that PM is addressing the nation at a time when the model code of conduct is enforced in Bihar.

With agency inputs

11:34 AM
PM Modi wraps up his Mann Ki Baat.

Today’s edition was more of a recap of what this unique show has achieved in the last one year. PM Modi again highlighted some of his pet projects like Clean India, forfeiting gas subsidy to help the poor etc.

One important point made by PM Modi was that he has received huge number of positive phone calls amidst a pall of gloom which one often encounters in daily life.

11:29 AM

PM Modi says that he has to greatly rejig his schedule to find time for the show. So as of now he will stick to the 1 month format.

PM Modi again mentions Netaji.

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PM Modi also mentions about his interaction with a kid in Varanasi.

11:27 AM
PM Modi says that entire family of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose will visit 7 Race Course Road. Will the Netaji files be finally revealed then? We will have to wait and watch.

PM Modi also urges citizens to enlist in electoral rolls to perform democratic duties properly.

11:21 AM
PM Modi again makes strong pitch for use of Khadi, specially in the month of October.

11:19 AM

PM Modi says he is happy that awareness is slowly building up about the Swachh Bharat campaign. Modi says he doesn’t mind opposition taking a dig at the government about Clean India.

11:14 AM

PM Modi is now recalling the experience of meeting the heroes of the 1965 India- Pakistan war and of also watching a brilliant exhibition about it.

He urges citizens of New Delhi to watch the exhibition.

11:11 AM
PM says that he was amazed by the overwhelming positive response. Almost 90% of the phone calls gave constructive criticism according to PM. He saya that specially abled people also reached out to him in large numbers.

PM says that his team will be working on the suggestions given by the citizens of India via phone call.

11:07 AM

PM Narendra Modi says that his appeal to common people to let go of subsidy led to positive action. Around 30 lakh commoners have let go of their subsidy to help the poor of the country.

He says that sale of khadi has doubled after awareness was created about it in Mann ki Baat.

He says that nearly 55,000 people have asked questions via phone call for this latest edition of Mann ki Baat.

11:03 AM
PM Modi highlights about the #SelfieWithDaughter campaign which touched a chord in social media. He calls it a silent revolution.

11:01 AM
PM Modi has started speaking. He reminisces the fact that today is the 12th edition of Mann ki Baat, i.e it marks one year of the show. PM says that he has learnt a lot from Mann ki Baat.

11:01 AM
PM Modi says that interaction with readers through this show has helped him to learn and grasp lot of things about governance and policy.