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Modi winds up Mann ki Baat for 2015 with ‘Start Up India’



More than 3,000 suggestions, many of them after Mr. Modi’s surprise visit to Lahore on Christmas day, were received by the portal. Instead, Mr. Modi decided to frame a new nomenclature to refer to the differently abled people and lauded a mason in Madhya Pradesh for donating free labour for building more than 100 toilets in his district.

“When we look at the differently abled people, we see that while God takes one faculty away, He compensates them by making another more acute. It is like a divine plan, therefore rather calling them Viklang , let us call them Divyang or those with divine abilities,” he said.

Sources say that while the Prime Minister continues to be the most digitally engaged world leader, sparking four times the number of conversations around his Facebook page than U.S. President Barack Obama, he is very clear about what he chooses for his radio broadcast.

“No politics, only public service campaigns and achievements of ordinary citizens,” says a source. For those hoping for a more political ‘Mann ki Baat,’ there is always 2016.