New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will hold an interactive session, titled ‘Talk to AK’, on Sunday where people from across the country can ask him questions over phone, by sending text messages and through social media.
The move, intended to reach out to people across the country, comes at a time when his Aam Aadmi Party is gearing up for Assembly elections in a number of states including Goa, Punjab and Gujarat.
The Chief Minister will hold the hour-long live session on Sunday at 11 AM and take their questions through Twitter, Facebook, phone calls and text messages. The government has made arrangements at Delhi Secretariat from where Kejriwal will interact with people.
The government has launched a dedicated website – ‘talktoak.com’ – through which people can ask questions directly. They can also ask questions by dialing 011-23392999. If ‘Talk to AK’ gets good response from people it will be held every month, an official said.
“We have received thousands of questions through messages and social media in the last few days. The Chief Minister will answer people’s questions. Music composer Vishal Dadlani will moderate the hour-long session,” a government spokesperson said.
To a question on whether the programme is on the line of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s monthly radio programme ‘Maan ki Baat’, he said it is a different programme where Kejriwal will take people’s questions directly.
“For a long time, the media team of the Chief Minister was working on the project. He is expected to start the interaction by speaking about the AAP government’s performance over the past year and a half and thereafter he will take questions from people,” another official said.