Will Return in May to Speak to You, Says PM Modi in Last Mann ki Baat Before Elections


New Delhi: Addressing his last and 53rd session of Mann ki Baat in his current term, Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised Sunday to return after the Lok Sabha elections in 2019 and to head back to the nation through the radio program in May. .

Modi was confident that with the “blessings” of the people, he will return in May after the elections of Lok Sabha and will address the nation on the last Sunday of May with a new edition of Mann Ki Baat. “To honor and respect healthy democratic practice, my next speech at Mann Ki Baat will be the last Sunday in May,” he said.

In the past, opposition parties demanded to stop the transmission of Mann ki Baat during the elections, saying that it violated the model code of conduct since the interaction amounted to the improper use of the prime minister’s program for political purposes.

Prime Minister Modi, who paid tribute to the CRPF staff killed in his Mann ki Baat, said the people of India are hurt and angry after the terrorist attack. “I greet the soldiers who sacrificed their lives, their sacrifice will motivate us and strengthen our determination,” Modi said.

The Prime Minister praised the families of the soldiers killed for showing strength in their hour of pain. He said that families have become a source of inspiration for the nation.

The Prime Minister added that the National War Memorial will open on Monday and asked people to visit the memorial and post photos of their visits on social networks to inspire others to visit the memorial. He also expressed surprise at the fact that the government has not been built before by previous governments.

Modi also paid rich tributes to former Prime Minister Morarji Desai, whose birthday is celebrated on February 29, a day celebrated once every four years. Modi praised Desai for introducing amendment 44 of the constitution. “This was important, because during the emergency, amendment 42 that cut the powers of the Supreme Court and introduced another provision was reversed.”

He also praised the contributions of tribal leader Birsa Munda and prominent industrialist Jamshedji Tata.