EC approves Mann Ki Baat, but says Modi mustn’t say anything to influence voters


The Election Commission on Friday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi could go ahead with this monthly radio address ‘Mann ki Baat’ coming Sunday with some restrictions.

The EC made it clear that the programme must adhere to the Model Code of Conduct in force due to assembly polls in five states.

The Information and Broadcasting Ministry had approached the Commission to clear the broadcast of the monthly radio address due to Model Code.

Quoting sources, PTI reported that the Commission gave its green signal to the address on Wednesday with instructions that the Model Code should not be violated.

“Nothing should be said which influences or impacts the voters of the five poll-bound states. These are the instructions which have been given while clearing the address,” a source said.

He said since it is an “ongoing programme”, the clearance was issued like in the past.

The Commission had been clearing the broadcast during assembly polls. It had given its nod for the programme during assembly polls to Maharashtra and Delhi and recently during the Bihar assembly polls.

The opposition, especially the Congress, had approached the poll watchdog to stop the programme saying state machinery could be used to influence voters.

West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Assam, Kerala and Puducherry are going to polls beginning April 4. The Model Code came into force on March 4 when the polls were announced by the Commission.


  1. Napunsak Modi (NaMo) is screaming like Azam Khan’s buffalo because Amit Shah applied Burnol on Modi’s hemorrhoids by mistake yesterday… Sambit Patra recommended…. The doctors have advised him not to eat dhokla and make gas in Delhi to add to the bad pollution…… It is a bad news…..Now Jasodaben Modi is complaining that Amit Shah always got into Modi’s dhoti……Very Bad… the BJP Burnol movement has gone terribly wrong…….

  2. Hindu Slaves…… Do you see the Taj Mahal? The Red Fort where your nation looting and corrupt leaders give speeches? Your slave forefathers carried bricks day in and day out with Mughul lashes… they did not eat Mughlai Chicken Biryani or Shahi Beef Kabob… That is luxury food….. You like fair skin and long legs of Katrina Kaif, Alisha Bi (Hema Malini), Tabu, Saira Banu and Shabana Azmi? ….. My soldiers gave Mughul genes to your short and dark Dravidian women. Thank Allah for not having to see actors like Rajnikanth every day…. Once a slave… always a slave….. You all have Mughul blood… Auarangabad, Gaziabad, Islampur, Shayari, Music, Dance, Architecture….It is everywhere…. You cannot erase your coward history of 1,000 years

    • @Emperor Babur
      Dear Boss DK why are you so pissed up by Hindu’s.
      Ir is the religion of peace.
      Dear your dirty poisionous minds tells me clearly which religion you belong to.

      • Bhagoda Modi must be ashamed of himself. On one hand poor Jasodaben is still fasting and doing vrat for him while this moron Modi cannot stop his greed for power. She is leaving in squalor while he is dressing up extravagantly like a nautanki in every rally. Jasodaben has vowed not to eat rice and remain bare-footed until her deserter husband becomes the PM. Modi must hang his head in shame. Jasodaben has been waiting alone for 45 years with Kumkum on her forehead while this runaway and darpok husband did not even show the decency to visit her once and ask her…….. Tame Kem Cho Priya Jasoda?