What Is Narendra Modi’s Mann Ki Baat?
Narendra Modi’s Mann Ki Baat
Narendra Modi is asking people to share their thoughts through a website launched by the Indian government.
By Rakesh Raman
The Prime Minister (PM) of India, Narendra Modi, has announced that the next edition of his radio program ‘Mann Ki Baat’ will be aired on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015.
Urging people of India to participate in the program, Modi has invited inputs from them on the government website MyGov.in.
As Modi is not quite educated, he believes in delivering insipid monologues. Unlike intellectual world leaders such as the U.S. President Barack Obama who interact with media in open forums, Modi is always scared of media as he cannot handle media queries mainly because he has no knowledge of any subject except dirty politics.
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That is why Modi prefers to deliver long, meaningless speeches presumably written for him by others. He mostly speaks in the local Indian language Hindi, as his knowledge of English is limited.
During the past about 18 months of his rule as the PM of India, Modi has hardly interacted directly with the local media.
Last year, he had appeared in a TV interview – which can only be called a mock show – hosted by CNN’s Fareed Zakaria, who has faced multiple charges of plagiarism (theft of editorial work).
As it was expected, the show was a kind of “Modi’s Questions, Modi’s Answers” in which Zakaria acted as a mere mouthpiece.
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When Modi can’t answer questions, he even prefers to run out of the media interactions. For example, when a TV journalist Karan Thapar asked him about the riots in Gujarat where Modi was the Chief Minister, Modi ran away from the interview.
While Modi’s ‘Mann Ki Baat’ has few takers, he is desperately trying to position himself as a leader of the masses while he has nothing useful to say in his humdrum speeches.
Now Modi is asking people to share their thoughts through a propaganda website launched by the Indian government for him to hoodwink the people of India.
By Rakesh Raman, the managing editor of RMN Company
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