Over 21,000 questions were received for the launch episode of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis's TV show titled 'Mi Mukhyamantri Boltoy', Director General of DGIPR department Brijesh Singh said. However, barely 12 percent questions were related to loan waiver of farmers, he said.
Fadnavis, who has followed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's footsteps who addresses the nation every month through his radio programme 'Mann Ki Baat', will be interacting directly with people every Sunday on DD Sahyadri channel.
"Out of 21,000 questions received for the CM's first show, barely 12 percent were related to loan waiver for farmers. The overall mood of the questions was constructive," said Singh. The senior IPS officer, who heads the Directorate General of Information and Public Relations (DGIPR) department of Maharashtra government, further said that most questions were related to the farm activities, including the availability of good quality raw materials, fertilisers for farming, etc.
There were also questions related to 'Jalyukt Shivar' project, Industries, Home and Skill Development department, education, employment, health, irrigation and sustainable farming.
"Apart from answering questions received via email and social networking sites, there were around 35 people invited as audience and the CM answered their questions as well," Singh added.
"The CM spoke continuously for one-and-half hour without taking a single break. The whole episode was shot in one take in our 7-camera studio built at a cost of around Rs 2 crore at Mantralaya," he said.