NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that he will not be addressing his 'Mann ki Baat' address in March and April due to the upcoming general election. He said that the next broadcast will be on the last Sunday of May.
"For the next two months, there will be a lot of discussion around the elections. I will myself be a candidate in these polls. I will hold the next Mann Ki Baat on the last Sunday of May," he said. The term of the current Lok Sabha ends on June 3.
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"I will start the process of our dialogue through Mann Ki Baat with the force of your blessings with a new belief in May after the election. I will continue this Mann ki Baat with you for years," he added.
He said that the radio programme was a "sublime experience" for him."Through radio, I connect every month with millions of families. Many times while conversing with you, reading your letters or listening to your thoughts sent on the phone, I feel that you have adopted me as part of your family. This has been a very sublime experience for me," said Modi.