Three years of Modi govt: BJP CMs to tour states where party looks to wrest power
BJP chief minister will travel to Bihar, West Bengal, Telangana, Assam, Tripura and Odisha to highlight the achievements of the BJP-ruled states and the NDA government at the Centre.india Updated: May 25, 2017 21:49 IST
The Narendra Modi government is ready with an elaborate plan to celebrate a “festival of democracy” between May 26 and June 15 that will see chief ministers of all the BJP-ruled states travelling to those areas where the party is not in power to mark its third anniversary in power.
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath will go to Bihar to highlight achievements of the Modi government, which completes 3 years in power on May 26. Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das and his Chhattisgarh counterpart Raman Singh will go to West Bengal, another state where the BJP is making a desperate bid to get a foothold.
Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis will be in Kerala, Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal in Telangana, Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal in Tripura and Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan in Odisha.
The government also lined up 2 events – Making of Developed India (MODI) Festival and Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas conferences. The MODI fest is targeted at youth while the latter is aimed at reaching out to beneficiaries of the government schemes.
The Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas conference will draw beneficiaries of the Modi government schemes. The government claims more than 25 crore people have been brought under the banking system through Jan Dhan Yojna, 7 crore got loans through the Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana (Mudra Loan) and 2 crore women got access to LPG cylinder under the Ujjwala yojna.
“About 450 leaders of the BJP will take part in the anniversary celebration. Each one of them will attend 2 events,” Bharatiya Janata Party general secretary Arun Singh told reporters.
Union textiles minister Smriti Irani said the events will be organised at 900 places.
“The apps of Modi government schemes will be available for download at the fest. Arrangements have been made at the fest to allow people send their message directly to the Prime Minister,” Irani said.
“We hope large number [of people] will participate in the conference,” Irani said.
All 7 fronts of the party – youth, ST, SC, OBC, women and others – will also undertake programmes targeting their audiences. Cleanliness drives and public meetings are also being planned during this period.
First Published: May 23, 2017 10:32 IST