BanglaHunt Desk: After coming to power as the Prime Minister of India in 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi started a program called 'Mann Ki Baat'. He started this program by choosing radio as a medium to reach out to the people.
PM's 'Mann Ki Baat' program
From the very beginning, this 'Mann Ki Baat' program of the Prime Minister has been going on evenly once a month. Even former US President Barack Obama came to India to attend the event.
Money is wasted on 'Mann Ki Baat' program, complained
While everyone is happy about the event, opponents have recently raised various allegations against the event. Opposition groups called for the beleagured PM to resign. But now is the time for the opposition to answer this question. According to the central government, it is not the expenditure of the Prime Minister's 'Mann Ki Baat' program, but the government has earned a huge amount of money.
‘Mann Ki Baat’ program income calculation
According to the report submitted by RTI on the cost of 'Mann Ki Baat' program, the government has earned more than Tk 30 crore since 2014.
In 2014-15, the government's revenue was Tk 1.16 crore, in 2015-16 it was Tk 2.61 crore, in 2016-17 it was Tk 5.12 crore, in 2016-17 it was Tk 10.57 crore, in 2018-19 it was Tk. .47 crore, 2.59 crore in 2019-20 and the government's revenue so far in 2020 has been 57 lakh.
Income from expenses has been more than 3 times
On the other hand, the total expenditure from 2014 to 2020 is 62975 rupees. However, it has only been spent on print media. Not a penny was spent on advertising on TV or other channels. In other words, more than 3 times the amount of money spent on the Prime Minister's 'Mann Ki Baat' program has been earned. Besides, through this program, Prime Minister Modi has been able to reach closer to his crores of countrymen.