BJP plans 4-lakh venues for 100th episode of PM’s ‘Mann Ki Baat’
In a massive outreach programme to mark the 100th episode of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Mann Ki Baat’, the BJP will arrange at least 100 venues in every Assembly constituency across the country where people can listen to the PM on April 30.
According to BJP general secretary Dushyant Gautam, the party will make arrangements at around 4-lakh places, including abroad, for people to hear Modi’s address and all the party MPs, MLAs and other elected members will be part of the outreach programme. BJP chief J P Nadda is overseeing the entire exercise to make it a “historic” success, party leaders said. Every leader of the BJP has been given responsibilities for the programme, Gautam added.
The party’s overseas units and several non-political organisations have also been roped in to ensure that the radio broadcast has the maximum outreach. In all Raj Bhavans (official residences of governors) and the homes of chief ministers belonging to the BJP or its allies, arrangements have been made for eminent citizens to listen to the programme. Padma awardees from all states have been invited to attend the events at Raj Bhavans. Modi speaks on a variety of issues during his monthly broadcast on the last Sunday every month.
Started in October 2014, a few months after he came to power, ‘Mann Ki Baat’ is broadcasted in 52 Indian languages and 11 foreign languages, Gautam said.
According to the BJP leader, the programme has been “a big hit with the people and their trust in Modi’s leadership has increased”.