Governance lessons: Haryana BJP legislators to attend ‘Modi’s Pathshala’

  • Prabhu Razdan, Hindustan Times, Faridabad
  • Updated: Jan 01, 2015 23:59 IST

New to the responsibilities of running a state, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators of Haryana, including chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar, will go to a special school to learn governance.

Their two-day training begins on January 3 at Surajkund on the Delhi border. The training session is on the lines of Modi’s Pathshala organised last June for the party’s greenhorn MPs elected in May.

BJP national president Amit Shah will inaugurate the “Pathshala”. Coming over to educate legislators are some of the party’s best teachers of politics and governance, including external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj, finance minister Arun Jaitley, organisational secretary Ram Lal, and Haryana BJP affairs in-charge Anil Jain.

As Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar is also a fresher, having contested and won an election for the first time, he also will attend the class. “All 47 BJP legislators, including the CM will participate in the session,” Faridabad legislator Vipul Goel confirmed here.

The party feels that its new legislators need to be taught how to govern the state and how the legislatures function. This is to towards implementing the good governance model in Haryana also. The BJP government at the Centre led by Narendra Modi had inaugurated a similar two-day “Pathshala” at the same venue on June 28. Home minister Rajnath Singh, urban development minister M Venkaiah Naidu, veteran leader Lal Krishna Advani, and senior ministers had addressed the MPs.

The legislators will board buses from Haryana Bhavan in New Delhi and reach Surajkund on evening of January 2. The party’s Faridabad legislators, Vipul Goel, Seema Trikha, and Moolchand Sharma, have the task of taking care of logistics, including food and accommodation.

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