Will you resolve the problem of unemployment? How will the pacts signed between USA and India benefit the common man?
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama will be addressing the nation through the programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’ on January, 27. Modi has been interacting with the people by sharing his views on the All India Radio. He has spoken about the use of khadi and drug abuse in his previous address to the nation.
Modi took to his Twitter account to confirm the development by tweeting, “I am eagerly looking forward to the special ‘Mann Ki Baat’ programme with President @BarackObama, which will be aired on 27th January.”
“Inviting questions from the public, he said, “‘Mann Ki Baat’ with President @BarackObama will not be complete without your participation! Send your Qs till the 25th, using #AskObamaModi,” the Prime Minister said.
The Prime Minister invited the public to participate in the programme. People can post their question on the Government’s ‘MyGov’ interactive portal. It’s an open forum were citizens can post their questions and suggestions. Afternoon Voice spoke to Mumbaikars to know about the questions which they are likely to ask Modi and Obama. Many of them were keen to ask the questions pertaining to the nation’s development, security, black money, women’s safety, unemployment etc. Here are some of the questions which they want to ask Modi and Obama.
Rajkumar Ashappa, a football coach from Mira Road said, “Why is 80 per cent of the world’s wealth concentrated in the hands of rich people? Why only 20 per cent of wealth is available in the hands of the middle class and poor people?”
Jeffin Xavier, Inspection Engineer from Borivali said, “Why there is so much discrimination between people belonging to different caste and communities after the BJP has come to power?”
Sagar Rane a Bhandup resident said, “Why the government has installed 1600 cameras only during Obama’s India visit? Why they are not bothered about the security of 1.2 billion people? No doubt Obama is an important personality but Indian citizens are unsafe with the rise in number of rapes and murder incidents.”
Renita D’souza, a 12th standard Arts student, Bhayander said, “What difference will they bring to our nation? Will they resolve the problem of unemployment? What about those people who are living below the poverty line?”
Surabhi Samant, Content Manager, Vasai Road (W) said, “What are the general provisions provided for students willing to learn in universities located in USA? Are they looking forward to create policies for the said cause under any bigger plan? What about the policies and business opportunities in India and US? How will the pacts signed between USA and India benefit the common man of both the countries?”
Navdeep Modi an event organiser from Lokhandwala said, “What steps have you taken to control food inflation? What steps have been taken to enhance women’s security? How will Modi stop the communal riots across the country? Will he raise taxes to control deficit?”
Ashley Dsouza, Account Client Servicing executive, Andheri West said, “Are you thinking about reforming the status of private sector employees in near future? Will US liberalise the stringent visa norms for Indians? Which sectors will they invest in India through FDI route?”
Russell Rodrigues an Electronics and Telecommunication Engineer, from Mira Road said, “Why is Modi so communist? Why are Christians feeling being threatened? The PM had promised to bring back black money but not a single penny has come yet.”