To counter the Congress’ meme tweet mocking Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s chaiwala past, the BJP is organising a special ‘Mann Ki Baat, Chai Ke Saath’ in poll-bound Gujarat today.
PM Narendra Modi is slated to share his thoughts with the people of the country and abroad in his ‘Mann Ki Baat’ programme on All India Radio at 11 am today.
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BJP bigwigs like Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, part national president Amit Shah, Union Ministers Piyush Goyal, Smriti Irani and top party functionaries and state leaders will tune in to the PM’s monthly radio address 'Mann ki Baat' over cups of tea with people of Gujarat.
Bhupinder Yadav, BJP’s state unit in-charge, said that the special 'Mann Ki Baat - Chai Ke Saath' will be organised at all 50,128 polling booths across 182 Assembly seats in the state. This exercise, he said, is aimed at establishing a direct dialogue with the people.
"Happy to know that @BJP4Gujarat karyakartas (workers) are going to the booths and hearing #MannKiBaat together," Modi tweeted.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 25, 2017
While Amit Shah will attend the programme in Dariyapur, Jaitley will be in Sabarmati. Piyush Goyal will have tea in Porbandar and Smriti Irani will be present in Junagarh. Paresh Rawal will listen to the programme in Rajkot.
Other leaders who will participate in today’s event include Dharmendra Pradhan, Uma Bharti, Jual Oram, Parshottam Rupala, state BJP president Jitu Vaghani, CM Vijay Rupani and several Gujarat ministers and MLAs.
The event is being organised ahead of PM Narendra Modi's tour of Gujarat on November 27 and 29. PM Modi will be addressing 8 election rallies in Saurashtra and southern part of the state which go to polls in the first phase on December 9.
This will be the 38th edition of the monthly programme which will be broadcast on the entire network of AIR and Doordarshan. AIR will broadcast the programme in regional languages immediately after the broadcast. The Regional language versions will also be repeated at 8 pm.
The programme will also be streamed on the YouTube channels of the Prime Minister’s Office, Information and Broadcasting Ministry, AIR and DD News. It will be simultaneously broadcast on AIR's website allindiaradio.gov.in.