BJP facilitates live broadcast of 100th episode of 'Mann ki Baat' at 5,000 places in Mumbai; Amit Shah attends event in suburb

12:22 PM Apr 30, 2023 | PTI |

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday attended here the live broadcast of the 100th episode of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Mann ki Baat’ radio address.


Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis were also present at the event. In the 100th episode of ‘Mann ki Baat’, PM Modi said the radio broadcast is an expression of the feelings of crores of Indians and it has ensured he is never cut-off from people. Modi said ‘Mann ki Baat’ gave him a solution to connect with the people and was not merely a programme but a spiritual journey for him.

The Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Mumbai unit made arrangements for the live broadcast of the 100th episode of PM Modi’s monthly radio address on Sunday at 5,000 places across 36 Assembly constituencies in the city and suburbs. Union minister Piyush Goyal also attended the broadcast at an event here.

Goyal on Saturday said through ‘Mann Ki Baat’, a unique experimental programme, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tried to strike a dialogue with the masses and also sought participation by the people in the developmental process.

Shah, who arrived in Mumbai on a private visit, attended the broadcast at an event organised in suburban Vile Parle and then proceeded to Kandivali.


BJP’s MP from North Central Mumbai Poonam Mahajan and local MLA Parag Alavani were also present at the event attended by Shah. Mumbai BJP president Ashish Shelar said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been interacting with citizens through the ‘Mann Ki Baat’ programme. As per a survey, the programme has reached nearly 100 crore listeners. It has nearly 23 crore regular listeners, he said. The survey showed that nearly 96 per cent of the people are aware about this programme and have heard it at least once. The works of people and organisations working in different fields across the country have also been honoured through this medium, Shelar said. This has also proved to be the rightful platform for many who work for the country but are far from fame. People are aware about the works being undertaken by the government. ‘Mann Ki Baat’ has surpassed all parameters of popularity for the innovativeness and artistic way of communicating and interacting with people, Shelar said. This has helped create a special relationship between the prime minister and the general public, he said. In Mumbai, the BJP MPs, MLAs and party office-bearers attended the broadcast of the ‘Mann ki Baat’ at events organised in their respective areas. Special arrangements were made for the programme broadcast at the women’s jail in Mumbai. In Magathane Assembly constituency, women including house helps, from self-help groups, small entrepreneurs, cleanliness workers, anganwadi workers, those from the Muslim community and auto-rickshaw drivers were specially invited for the radio programme broadcast. The BJP’s Mumbai Yuva Morcha also invited first-time voters. The party’s other frontal organisations distributed tea free of cost at 50 stalls in the city, and sheer-kurma’ (a pudding) was distributed at major dargahs, madrasas and Urdu schools. Arrangements were also made for the broadcast of the PM’s radio address for Mumbai’s famous dabbawalas (tiffin carriers) and lawyers in the city.


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