Nothing political: Narendra Modi's Mann Ki Baat to begin at 11 am, but PM won't discuss elections

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation through his monthly radio programme Mann ki Baat on Sunday at 11 am. The prime minster's official handle tweeted the information out.

Narendra Modi. PTI

Narendra Modi. PTI

This will be the prime minister's 29th Mann ki Baat, which coincides with the high decibel polling campaigns going on in the states of Uttar Pradesh and Manipur, and just a day ahead of the crucial fifth phase polling in the Hindi heartland.

Modi is likely to touch upon his government's achievements and invoke the services rendered by the armed forces in the view of the ongoings polls. However, the prime minister is not expected to linger much on these aspects as the Model Code of Conduct is in place in the poll bound states. The Prime Minister's Office had to seek clearance from the Election Commission to go ahead with radio broadcast.

In the past, the prime minister has used the platform to express his views on a battery of issues. The last time, he focused on the board exam's that will start shortly across the nation, advising school students to beat peer and performance pressure.

Modi has also extensively talked about farmer's issues, the achievements of the armed forces, and the surgical strikes in particular. He had also used the platform to justify his demonetisation move, which sucked out 80% of the liquid cash from the economy in one sweeping motion.


Published Date: Feb 26, 2017 10:49 am | Updated Date: Feb 26, 2017 10:49 am