Mann Ki Baat: PM Warns Dera Goons, Says No Violence In Name Of Faith


New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation through Mann Ki Baat, his monthly radio broadcast programme.

According to a PTI report Prime Minister Modi is likely to speak about issues related to sports, in the view of 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

An unnamed sports ministry official told PTI that “the National Sports Day is approaching and the PM is very keen to see that India develops into a sporting country, so he will touch upon a lot of sports issues.”

Some other reports claimed that the Sports Authority of India has asked the athletes at the SAI Centres across the country to tune into Mann Ki Baat programme.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Mann Ki Baat programme is taking place at a time when violence in Haryana and Punjab following conviction of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim in a rape case has attracted a lot of public attention.

PM Modi slammed the mayhem created by followers of self-styled godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim, saying violence in the name of faith won’t be tolerated and asserted that the guilty would not be spared.

In his monthly radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’, Modi said everybody will have to bow before the law. He said the Constitution provides scope for redressal of all kinds of grievances.

“At a time, when the country is in the mode of celebrating festivals, news of violence from any part is naturally a matter of concern,” the prime minister said, clearly referring to the mayhem created by the followers of Ram Rahim, chief of Dera Sacha Sauda, in Haryana.

This is also the first Mann Ki Baat programme after the historic judgments by the Supreme Court on triple talaq and Right to Privacy.