New Delhi: The joint radio address of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama has been recorded and will be broadcast at 8pm on today.
Modi tweeted this on Monday along with a photograph showing him with Obama with a caption: “Sharing our ‘Mann Ki Baat’ during the recording of the radio programme. Tune in on 27th January at 8pm IST for the special episode! #MannKiBaat #Radio #USA #India.”
Modi has been addressing the nation over radio every month since October last through the “Mann Ki Baat” programme. Reflecting the growing Indo-US ties, Obama decided to join Modi in the monthly address during his ongoing three-day visit.
The Prime Minister, while making the announcement on 22 January, said, “This month’s ‘Mann Ki Baat’ episode will be a special one, where our Republic Day guest @BarackObama & I will share our thoughts together.”
He had invited questions from the public, saying, “’Mann Ki Baat’ with President @BarackObama will not be complete without your participation! Send your Qs till the 25th, using #AskObamaModi…AskObamaModi & be a part of this memorable ‘Mann Ki Baat’ programme, illustrating a special bond between India &USA.”
Significantly, when Modi visited the US in September last year, he and Obama had written a joint Oped in a major American daily.