Modi’s mega anniversary with hashtags

New Delhi: Here’s your chance to get inside the Modi bureaucracy. Everything that you wanted to know is now going to be out in the open.

As part of its initiative to highlight the achievements of the Modi government in the last one year, three Union ministers will answer your questions posted on Twitter.

Given Modi’s penchant for optimal use of social media, this comes as no surprise that the government is using Twitter to reach out to people to celebrate the party and government being in power for a year.

The Talkathon – which would telecast live from National Media Centre, New Delhi – would involve the participation of three Union Ministers simultaneously. HRD Minister Smriti Irani, Coal and Power Minister Piyush Goyal and Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will interact directly with netizens on the Talkathon.

The 90-minute programme will start at 6pm, the information and broadcasting ministry said in a statement.

 “Participants in the social media space can post questions on Twitter which would be answered by the guests (ministers) in real time. The users may use the hashtag #AskYourGovt to post their queries to the Twitter handle of the Ministry @MIB_India,” it said.

The event, which is part of government’s initiative to highlight its achievements during one year in office, would be webcast live on YouTube channel of the I&B ministry, pib.nic.in, india.gov.in and DD News.

This will also be the first time that three ministers will take up people’s queries simultaneously during a talkathon session.

Talkathon was introduced at the International Film Festival of India last year, followed by one with railway minister Suresh Prabhu after he presented the Rail Budget in Parliament, the ministry said.

Its last edition featured finance minister Arun Jaitley soon after he presented the Budget on March 28, it said.

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