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Will not broadcast 'Mann Ki Baat' for next three months, says Modi; this is the reason

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NEW DELHI: The Prime Minister's monthly radio program 'Mann Ki Baat' has been temporarily suspended. Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that Mann Ki Baat will not be broadcast for the next three months. The decision was taken in view of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

"Mann ki Baat will not be broadcast for the next three months in view of upcoming Lok Sabha polls," PM Modi said while addressing the nation in his 110th edition of the programme.

The 110th episode of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's monthly radio broadcast, Mann Ki Baat, aired on Sunday, at 11 am, marking his second programme of the year.

Modi said that the importance of maiden voters has increased.

"The 18th Lok Sabha will be a symbol of the aspirations of the youth. Youngsters should remember that their maiden vote is for the country. The maiden votes should be in a record-breaking manner. I would like to call upon people from the fields of cinema, sports, literature and YouTube to campaign for this.

Launched on October 3, 2014, Mann Ki Baat aims to connect with various segments of Indian society, encompassing women, the elderly, and the youth.

Through this platform, PM Modi disseminates information about government initiatives, policies, and welfare schemes.

Apart from 22 Indian languages and 29 dialects, 'Mann Ki Baat' is broadcast in 11 foreign languages, including French, Chinese, Indonesian, Tibetan, Burmese, Baluchi, Arabic, Pashtu, Persian, Dari, and Swahili. Mann Ki Baat was broadcast by more than 500 broadcast centres of All India Radio.

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