BJP leaders began a fortnight-long statewide drive to collect funds for the people affected by floods in Jammu and Kashmir. The drive began on the birthday of PM Narendra Modi and would end on October 2.
In Bhopal, BJP state president Nand Kumar Singh Chauhan led BJP workers at a programme at Peer Gate, where he asked them to ensure maximum possible donation.
A cash box was taken around in which workers and others contributed. Speaking to workers, Chauhan said the amount collected from all over MP will be brought to the BJP headquarters and deposited in an account. The amount would then be sent by cheque to the PM Relief Fund for the people affected by floods in Jammu and Kashmir.
Nand Kumar Singh Chauhan said the PM has asked the party to not celebrate his birthday with pomp and show but in a constructive manner.
The collection box then moved from Peer Gate to Lakherapura, Azad Market, Jumerati, Loha Bazar, Itwara and Mangalwara.
In Indore, the fund collection was led by Mayor Krishna Murari Moghe. The collection box was taken to Sarafa, Kasera bazar and Shitla Mata Bazar. In Gwalior, the collection drive moved from Patankar Bazar, Sarafa, Didwana Holi and Daulatganj market. Funds were collected from all over MP including prominent towns and cities like Jabalpur, Dewas and Rewa.