PM Narendra Modi's Town Hall event: As it happened

By Kamna Arora | Last Updated: Saturday, August 6, 2016 - 23:14

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday connected with the common man through a town hall event to mark the second anniversary of MyGov.

6 August 2016, 18:44 PM

PM Narendra Modi concludes the programme.

6 August 2016, 18:40 PM

There are people who can't take criticism. With the help of technology, you can convey your criticism: PM 

6 August 2016, 18:38 PM

If you are a cow vigilante, ensure that cows don't gulp down polythenes: PM

6 August 2016, 18:33 PM

PM Modi says he gets angry at those running 'shops' in the name of cow protection. He says he wants action against criminals donning the garb of cow vigilantes.​

6 August 2016, 18:30 PM

Indians don't need to be taught social service. We have a culture of activism: PM

6 August 2016, 18:30 PM

India has such a huge variety of foods that if we harness its potential, we can make the world go crazy about it: PM Modi

6 August 2016, 18:30 PM

We are seeing an increase in the number of tourists in India: PM at town hall event

6 August 2016, 18:26 PM

Replying to a query as regards how he manages to travel so much, the PM says he is in a 'mission mode' and that gets him going.

6 August 2016, 18:25 PM

Indians settled abroad have their own strength and this plays a great role for India to connect with other nations: PM

6 August 2016, 18:21 PM

'India first' is central point of my foreign policy; also protecting India's strategic and economic interest: PM

6 August 2016, 18:16 PM

Khadi for nation and khadi for fashion, this must be our guiding principle: PM

6 August 2016, 18:14 PM

There is an immense scope of growth in the khadi sector, says PM Modi.

6 August 2016, 18:13 PM

If we spend just 5 percent of our total spend on clothes on handloom and khadi and we will transform lives of our poor. PM

6 August 2016, 18:12 PM

Smart city is a concept for cities and for villages, we have Smart City+ Mission - 300 Rurban villages. The unique spirit of our villages must remain, they must have facilities associated with cities: PM

6 August 2016, 18:09 PM

Want to focus on value addition within agriculture sector via e-markets: PM

6 August 2016, 18:08 PM

Tomorrow on August 07 is Handloom Day. In our country, after agriculture sector, the sector which can generate employment is textile, handloom, khadi weaving: PM

6 August 2016, 18:07 PM

Our effort is to provide soil health card and educate the farmers, says PM Modi.

6 August 2016, 18:05 PM

Even today, agriculture sector has the power to give strength to the economy of the country: PM

6 August 2016, 17:58 PM

Affordable health care is required, underlines the PM.

6 August 2016, 17:57 PM

If we manage to provide clean water to people, albeit I know it is difficult, many diseases can be avoided: PM

6 August 2016, 17:56 PM

We do not insist on preventive health care, says the PM.

6 August 2016, 17:49 PM

Economic growth of more than 8 percent for 30 years will bring the best of the world to India: PM Narendra Modi

6 August 2016, 17:47 PM

The global economy is going through a phase of recession, says the PM.

6 August 2016, 17:45 PM

An agricultural economy like India has suffered two successive droughts: PM

6 August 2016, 17:43 PM

The PM assures that steps are being taken to ensure good governance.

6 August 2016, 17:43 PM

Grievance redressal must for good governance, complaints should be heard and addressed within a time-frame: Narendra Modi at Townhall

6 August 2016, 17:38 PM

'Last mile delivery' is as important as policies. Benefits must reach those they are intended for: PM

6 August 2016, 17:37 PM

There had been apathy towards good governance, the establishment of institutions, checks and balances, responsibility with accountability. Holding the PM responsible for everything that happens at every level in the nation, it can be good politically or for gaining TRP. However, for good governance, it is imperative to make people with responsibility accountable: PM

6 August 2016, 17:37 PM

There is a need for a balanced relation between development and good governance to benefit common man, underlines the PM.

6 August 2016, 17:35 PM

If we don`t stress on good governance, lives of normal people will not change: PM


6 August 2016, 17:30 PM

After winning elections, governments usually start thinking about how to win the next elections or what to do to get more votes next time. If democracy is only limited to voting and choosing a government, the spirit of democracy would not develop. The spirit of a democracy is incomplete if one thinks the citizen's role stops at voting. Participative democracy is essential, says the PM.

6 August 2016, 17:29 PM

Prime Minister thanks the citizens for associating with MyGov in such large numbers.

6 August 2016, 17:20 PM

The PM meets the youngsters who developed the PMO App.

6 August 2016, 17:18 PM

PM Narendra Modi launches the PMO App. The app would correspond to the website of the Prime Minister's Office. The government had launched a two-phased contest in March 2015 on MyGov platform for the development of PMO app. A team of six engineering students from Delhi Technical University won the contest and finally got to develop the app.

6 August 2016, 17:16 PM

6 August 2016, 17:14 PM

6 August 2016, 17:05 PM

MyGov was launched by Modi in July 2014 to provide opportunity to the people to participate in multiple theme-based discussions and share their thoughts. MyGov has 3.52 million registered members, 1,82,000 submissions in 491 tasks and 3.40 million comments in 590 discussion themes.

6 August 2016, 17:04 PM

It would be Modi's first town hall address in the country. He had last year answered questions from the audience at a town hall event at the Facebook headquarters in the US.

6 August 2016, 17:02 PM

During the event, Modi will have 'live talk' with selected citizens from various locations.

6 August 2016, 17:00 PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Saturday connect with the common man through a town hall event to mark the second anniversary of MyGov -- a citizen engagement platform for participative governance.