If you want to ask Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal a question, you can do so on July 17.
Kejriwal will hold an hour-long live interactive session with people from across the country and will take questions through social media, phone calls and text messages.
“The idea behind the interactive session is to reach out to people from across the country and to engage with those who join him. It will not be a monologue, unlike Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Mann ki Baat’. Arvind wants to hear from the people and talk to them,” said a senior government official.
If the Prime Minister’s monthly radio address to the nation – Mann ki Baat – is also scheduled for July 17, there will be a clash as the time slot for both is 11am.
According to officials, a website, www.talktoAK.com, will live stream the interaction starting 11am. Before this, the interaction will be publicised through social media and conventional methods. The website will be made live in the coming 2-3 days.
Kejriwal is expected to begin the interaction by speaking about the Delhi government’s performance over the past year and a half. He will then take questions.
“Within a day or two, we will issue a phone number where people can call and ask questions. We will also open the facility on Twitter and Facebook and through text messages.
People can post questions on the website as well. If there are several questions on similar lines, we will club them. Asking questions while the interactive session is live will also be possible and the phone lines will be active,” the official said.
The video of the interaction can be accessed through the website, Arvind Kejriwal’s Facebook page and Twitter page.
The government is also planning to make the talk a monthly feature.