As a part of celebrations to mark NDA government’s two years in power, the state unit of Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) has started preparations in full swing to welcome union finance minister Arun Jaitley in Bathinda on June 19.
The finance minister would talk about the achievements of the central governments in the past two years and how the various schemes started by the centre have helped the people at grass root level. The finance minister will also have a meeting with BJP workers and office bearers.
The saffron party who is in alliance with the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) both at the centre and the state would look to make its presence felt in SAD dominated area, months before assembly polls.
In their effort to ensure maximum audience for the event, BJP’s core committee has sent its senior leaders in the fields especially in Bathinda parliamentary constituency to mobilise party workers and people for the event.
Union minister for food processing, Harsimrat Kaur Badal, who also represents Bathinda constituency, would also be present on the occasion.
BJP district presidents of Mansa, Muktsar, Faridkot and Bathinda districts are conducting meetings of office bearers of its ‘mandals’, to discuss arrangements for a large audience.
BJP MP Shwet Malik, who is overseeing the arrangements, will also visit the district on June 11 to take stock of the preparations.
BJP’s district president Mohit Gupta said at least six meetings were being held every day to ensure adequate arrangements for finance minister’s visit.
“The workers especially in the urban areas have been appealed to ensure their presence. The day to day report of preparations is being sent to core committee on daily basis”, Gupta said.
Meanwhile, as per Jaitley’s itinerary, he will visit Amritsar on the same day to lay foundation stone of Indian Institute of Management (IIM). He is also expected to meet state chief minister Parkash Singh Badal and deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal.