PM Modi’s ‘Mann Ki Baat’ in Book Form

President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi describing him as one of the most effective communicators who gave new direction to India’s economy.

The president was speaking after accepting the first copies of two books — ‘Mann Ki Baat: A Social Revolution on Radio’ and ‘Marching with a Billion- Analysing Narendra Modi’s Government at Midterm’ released on the third anniversary of NDA government, the President Pranab Mukherjee said,

“Prime Minister Narendra Modi is one of the most effective communicators and perhaps can be compared with other illustrious prime ministers like Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi …”

“No doubt in the contemporary period, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is one of the most effective communicators and perhaps can be compared with other illustrious prime ministers like Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi who communicated on their principle, on their ideas accepting the Parliamentary form of government and particularly to have a secular Constitution,”

“Indian economy is moving steadfast. The prime minister has given a new direction, no doubt. Various initiatives which he has taken clearly indicates the onward movement of India,”

“It (initiatives) has been possible for India because of its strong foundations in economy to overcome the financial crises and subsequently the international financial problems including the Euro zone crises.

Although I don’t agree with the Honorable President on many of the things he has said, you can note the names of the two books, and look what they have to say.

That said, there’s no doubt that Prime Minister Naredra Modi is great orator. He manages to make an instant connect with his audience and conveys the message well.

But I don’t think he usually shares something useful to the Nation. Expect the Note Bandi announcement. With due respect to him, no one expects a prime minister to address the Nation about — “How to Relieve Stress during Exam Time”, or “Why sanitation is necessary for human beings”. Frankly speaking a Nation wants to hear what the Prime Minister has to say about Constitution of India, Religious brotherhood, Freedom of expression and ideology in Universities, sanitizing societies against atrocities on the weaker sections of the societies and the minorities. The Nation just doesn’t want to hear words, it also wants the words being converted to actions. That’s the hallmark of a Statesman.

Sadly, the hallmark of a Statesman has still to reflect in the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speeches.

Fortunately, there’re still two years left.