Conducting his last Mann ki Baat programme, the 53th edition of the monthly radio programme during his term, indicating confidence of his return back in the forthcoming polls, said that the next edition will be conducted in the last week of May, after polls.
PM Modi said, “For the next two months we will all be busy with the elections. I am a candidate in this election. To keep up the tradition of a healthy democracy, the next edition of ‘Mann Ki Baat’ will be aired on the last Sunday of the month of May.”
Announcing a two month gap, he surprised everyone as earlier he had refused to oblige the opposition who objected for telecasting such programme during election period.
Modi added, “The ‘feelings and emotions’ during these three months will be shared after the elections with a new belief, built on the power of your blessings and I will continue to share it with you through ‘Mann Ki Baat’ for years to come.”
In 2014, the results were declared on May 16 and Modi was sworn in as prime minister on May 26. This year, the last Sunday of May falls on 26th of the month.
In his address today, PM Modi spoke about the soon-to-be-opened National War Memorial for jawans who died protecting the country and how the Army gave a ‘befitting’ reply within 100 hours of Pulwama attack.