After a thumping victory in the recently concluded Lok Sabha Polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will come back his monthly radio programme, Mann ki Baat, on June 30. The last such address to the nation by Narendra Modi during was made in Mann Ki Baat programme aired on February 24.
"Mann Ki Baat is back again as PM Narendra Modi assumes office for the second term. Your stories, ideas & suggestions can be a part of this month's episode, scheduled on June 30, 2019," Centre's citizen engagement platform MyGovIndia said in a tweet.
#MannKiBaat is back again as PM @narendramodi assumes office for the second term. Your stories, ideas & suggestions can be a part of this month’s episode, scheduled on 30th June, 2019. Dial 1800-11-7800 or share your inputs here: https://t.co/2Jp7w7XcFx pic.twitter.com/42op1P7jTJ— MyGovIndia (@mygovindia) June 11, 2019
The Prasar Bharati News Services also sought suggestions from people for the programme in a tweet.
The monthly show made its debut on October 3, 2014, a few months after the PM Modi asuumed charge as India's prime minister, and is broadcast on the last Sunday of every month. The Mann Ki Baat address by the Prime Minister is being broadcast on the All India Radio since and is considered to be its most popular programme. The programme is also aired on private radio channels, Doordarshan and private television news channels and is also livestreamed on the Internet.
The show was discontinued just ahead of the announcement of poll dates by the Election Commission of India and the model code of conduct came into place. This despite the fact that all earlier broadcasts of Mann Ki Baat have kept away from political issues and have generally focussed on social issues, sources added.