After a gap of over one month when Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address Mann Ki Baat on All India Radio (AIR) on 27 January, he will be accompanied by a special guest, US President Barack Obama. Modi had invited Obama in November 2014 to be the chief guest for the Republic Day function on 26 January.
“This month’s ‘Mann Ki Baat’ episode will be a special one, where our Republic Day guest Barack Obama and I will share our thoughts together. I am eagerly looking forward to the special ‘Mann Ki Baat’ programme with President Barack Obama, which will be aired on 27 January,” said Modi in a series of tweets on Thursday.
Obama and his wife Michelle are expected to arrive in New Delhi on Sunday. Obama is the first US president to visit India both during his first and second terms. He is also the first US president to be the chief guest at India’s Republic Day parade.