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BJP gears up to take on UPA

india Updated: Feb 09, 2007 16:18 IST
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THE STATE BJP on Thursday appeared set to take on the United Progressive Alliance government at the Centre, deciding to launch an offensive against the Union government policies.

State president of the party, Narendra Singh Tomar on Thursday announced a host of programmes as part of the party’s efforts to publicise the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government’s achievements.

Tomar’s announcements came on the concluding day of the two-day executive meet of the party. Tomar told journalists that the women’s wing Mahila Morcha would  organise human chains at all the district headquarters on February 10 to protest against the spiraling prices of essential commodities.

The party will observe the birth anniversary of Jan Sangh founder Deendayal Upadhyay as Dedication Day as usual on February 11 and the youth wing will carry out a signature campaign against alleged minorities appeasement policy of the UPA Government from February 11 through February 17.

The party activists will undertake a ‘Jail Bharo’ agitation all over the State from February 19 to protest the appeasement policy of the Centre, he said.

From March 23 to April 15 the party will orgaise a ‘Dam Roko Abhiyan’ (arrest price campaign) to be followed by the Shivirs, Yatras and Parvas to highlight the achievements of the Chouhan government across the State.

A two-day training camp will be organised for 230 party cadres from March 31 to train them for the Vikas Shivirs, to be organised in all the 230 Assembly segments in the month of June, July and August.

In September, a Vikas Yatra would be taken out to cover all the villages of the State, Tomar said adding that Vikas Parvas will be organised in the months of October and November.

Tomar said the record of all the office-bearers at the State and the district level would be maintained to monitor their involvement in the party works.

CM reassigns Tomar, Rampal portfolios
CHIEF MINISTER Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Thursday redistributed departments held by Narendra Singh Tomar and Rampal Singh among other ministers while keeping Public Relations with him.

Governor Dr Balram Jakhar accepted resignations of Narendra Singh Tomar and Rampal Singh from the State Cabinet on Wednesday.

Tribal Welfare Minister Vijay Shah will look after Rural Industries Department while Kusum Mehdele will have Social Justice Department in addition to the Women and Child Development.

Labour and Scheduled Caste Welfare Minister Jagdish Deora will have Public Health Engineering as additional department. Narendra Singh Tomar’s important Panchayat and Rural Development Department has been given to Backward Classes, Minorities and Biodiversity Minister Rustam Singh.  Minister of State for General Administration, Home and Narmada Valley Development, Nagendra Singh, will also look after Public Relations under the CM.

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