Updated: July 31, 2016 3:34:40 pm
In his 22nd ‘Mann Ki Baat’ Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke for nearly 35 minutes to his listeners and talked about a range of issues from Rio Olympics to the importance of science and technology. He talked about initiatives taken by the government for ensuring the health of pregnant women and how the Centre is helping those affected by floods. He talked at length about his South Africa trip and how he travelled on the train that changed Mahatma Gandhi’s life.
On the monthly show, which airs on All India Radio and Doordarshan every month, he mentioned the importance of taking medicines and also warned people against digital fraud. With Raksha Badhan around the corner, he spoke about the relationships between brothers and sisters, and invited people to communicate with him using the Narendra Modi app, MyGov website and other platforms.
But people on social media aren’t very happy about this ‘Mann Ki Baat’ as they expected Modi to address the more recent issues that have caught national attention. Many took to Twitter to share that the PM should have spoken about atrocities and brutal violence against four Dalit youths by self-proclaimed ‘gau rakshaks’ in Una and the Kashmir unrest. In fact, former J&K chief minister Omar Abdullah also shared his disappointment saying, “How I wish my Prime Minister had found a few reassuring words for my state.” There are people who even want him to talk about larger issues like global warming and climate change.
Take a look at what people have suggested.
— Kaushal K Vidyarthee (@vidyarthee) July 31, 2016
Modi doesn’t have guts to say a word in support of Dalits being attacked as attackers are his core voters and Media wishes him to act tough
— Joy (@Joydas) July 31, 2016
— Kavita Krishnan (@kavita_krishnan) July 31, 2016
How I wish my Prime Minister had found a few reassuring words for my state which has seen almost 50 deaths & countless injured #MannKiBaat
— Omar Abdullah (@abdullah_omar) July 31, 2016
— Nitin Chavan (@a20nitin) July 21, 2016
Dear PM, plz talk abt unemployment in next #MannKiBaat
— 2G (@iamgouravgupta1) July 31, 2016
Missed #MannKiBaat hope he spoke abt atrocities against Dalits by so called criminal Cow protectors and its sponsors from his regime.
— QueenBee ♕ (@vaidehisachin) July 31, 2016
Bus apne hi #MannKiBaat karte rehte hai PM, kabhi janta ke Mann ki baat bhi kiya Kare.
Janta Kashmir, Gau rakshak par baat karna chahti hai!
— Sarah Jacob (@JacobSarah24) July 31, 2016
— ThePriteshRathod (@prathod2008) July 31, 2016
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