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Election Commission Clears PM Modi's 'Mann Ki Baat' Programme Ahead Of Assembly Polls

This time, the focus of the programme will be the Class X and XII Board examinations.

28/01/2017 3:04 PM IST | Updated 28/01/2017 3:17 PM IST
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NEW DELHI -- The Election Commission has given a go ahead to the next episode of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Mann ki baat' programme to be aired on Sunday.

The government had approached the Commission seeking clearance for the regular radio programme as Model Code of Conduct is in force in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Goa and Manipur which are going for assembly polls between 4 February and 8 March.

The Commission has now cleared the programme, sources said.

The government had been approaching the Commission for clearance of the radio programme from the poll panel during assembly elections.

This time, the focus of 'Mann ki baat' will be the Class X and XII Board examinations. The exam will commence from 9 March, a day after the last vote is cast in the assembly polls.

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