Mann Ki Baat: PM Narendra Modi addresses farmers on Land Bill

The following article is based on my own interpretation of the said events. Any material borrowed from published and unpublished sources has been appropriately referenced. I will bear the sole responsibility for anything that is found to have been copied or misappropriated or misrepresented in the following post.

Abhishek Sahu, MBA 2014-16, Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur.


Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday addressed farmers in his ‘Mann Ki Baat’ series on All India Radio’, this series of audio sessions at 11:00 AM to the people of the country.In recent sessions The Prime Minister has already interacted directly with the people in the earlier five editions of ‘Mann Ki Baat’. He has dwelt upon several issues close to the hearts of the people such as Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, promotion of khadi, skill development, scholarship for disabled children, infrastructure for educational institutions, and menace of drugs..On Sunday, 22 March PM Narendra Modi addresses the farmers and assured them about the Land Acquisition Bill he said -will not let farmers down and all the concerns raised by them will be addressed. He asks farmers to raise their concerns so that he can continue to alert concerned departments to take necessary steps. PM Modi lashes out at opposition who are trying to stall Land Acquisition Bill. He says that those people don’t have the best interest of nation in their mind. He says that the new law is not pro-corporate. He tries to allay fears of farmers saying they can resort to litigation too if they wish so. Modi says that earlier law was resulting in bottlenecks. Hence new law has been drafted for speedy implementation of projects. Modi tries to go into the intricacies of the bill  to explain that they have the best interest of farmers in their mind.

Earlier he urged students to shed their examination stress and worry and develop a positive attitude. The Prime Minister also shared the ‘Mann Ki Baat’ forum with US President Barack Obama during his visit to India where the two leaders interacted with the people on a host of issues.

The programme has generated an encouraging response from citizens across the country. It is simultaneously broadcast live on All India Radio and Doordarshan channels. The address can also be heard on Vividh Bharti, FM Gold, and FM Rainbow radio. The programme would also be live-streamed on the Prime Minister’s official website.

This article has taken reference from Sunday, 22 March 2015 of FirstPost.


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