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PM Modi to address nation in 'Mann ki Baat' today

New Delhi: The 12th edition of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's All India Radio (AIR) programme 'Mann Ki Baat' will be broadcast today at 11 am.Ahead of the radio address, PM Modi took to Twitter and
India TV News Desk September 20, 2015 7:26 IST
India TV News Desk

New Delhi: The 12th edition of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's All India Radio (AIR) programme 'Mann Ki Baat' will be broadcast today at 11 am.

Ahead of the radio address, PM Modi took to Twitter and asked people to join him at 11 am today.

"Tomorrow at 11 AM. Do join," he tweeted.

Last week, 'grand alliance' comprising Congress, JD(U) and RJD had moved the Election Commission seeking suspension of the Prime Minister's radio address until completion of the Bihar elections. They alleged that the programme would give Modi and the BJP an unfair advantage.

Also Read: No ban on PM Modi's 'Mann ki Baat' programme: EC

The Election Commission, however, rejected the appeal saying the there shall be no mechanism to try and influence the voters in Bihar as the model code of conduct is in place for the upcoming assembly polls.

'Mann Ki Baat' is Modi's monthly radio programme in which he addresses the nation. The programme was officially launched on October 3 last year.

US President Barack Obama was a part of the January edition of 'Mann Ki Baat', which was aired on January 27, 2015.

People can also share thoughts and ideas for the programme in the Open Forum of MyGov.in

In the previous editions of the programme, the Prime Minister had addressed farmers, student, teachers and spoken on various issues including doing away with interviews for junior level recruitment to remove corruption, declining sex ratio and high rate of casualties in road accidents.