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Is ‘Jan Jan Ki baat’ not an official initiative?

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On, Tuesday Narendra Modi has repeatedly appealed Indians to rate his demonetisation move. Narendra Modi’s website claimed that more than five lakh people participated in the ‘Jan Jan Ki Baat’ within a day.

Various reports by media organisations and social media implied that the survey was a public relation initiative by government.

In reply to a RTI query, Prime Minister office said that there is no official app of Prime Minister of India made or maintained by PMO.

Ahmedabad based  RTI activist Patel had filed an RTI about the much hyped ‘official app of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’, The Political Funda reported.

The questionnaire included:

1.Please provide the name of the Software Company who develop this Mobile Application.
2.Please provide the Total Cost in Rs. to develop this Mobile Application.

The PMO has furnished the document below:

Source: The Political Funda
Source: The Political Funda


Interestingly, an article published in Medium by Aditya Kshirsagar claimed that the owner of the app and website is Narendra Modi.

As the government website is normally registered under the domain nic.in, the domain nm4.in, the domain for Prime Minister’s official app, arises suspicion.

The author said that the domain is privately registered under Narendra Modi’s name and he has provided the Bharatiya Janata Party’s  Delhi office for the address.




For signing up the app, a user need to provide details about his phone number, state, district, city, Voter ID, profession and interests.

As the ownership of the domain vested in the hand of Narendra Modi and BJP, there might be a chance of the date being politically misused.