2 yrs of NDA govt: 200 ‘nerve centres’ to highlight highs

nation Updated: May 25, 2016 10:23 IST

NEW DELHI: The Modi government has zeroed in on 200 “nerve centres” comprising state capitals and metro cities to highlight its achievement in the last two years. The NDA government completes two years on May 26

A 21-day long festival titled “vikas parv” to celebrate the gover nment’s development programmes will be organised across the country from March 26. As part of the celebrations, 33 teams have been set up, each comprising a cabinet minister, one minister of state and party functionaries from national, state and district level.

Each team will visit six to seven “nerve centres” where they will highlight the government’s achievements.

Besides sending central teams across the country, the party will also organise a gala five-hour show at India Gate in the Capital on May 28. The show is likely to be attended by Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan. The government is in touch with film and TV stars seeking their participation.

An internal note circulated to all the central ministers and department heads has laid down the strategy that the teams will have to adopt to reach out to people.

“We are planning to hold seminars and discussions with beneficiaries of welfare schemes. Meetings will also be held with various groups including industry bodies, women’s organisation and farmers. Meetings will be held with the public for grievance redressal,”said a party leader.

BJP MPs have been directed to spend two days in each assembly segment under their parliamentary constituency and hold meetings with their constituents.

“The idea is to reach out to maximum number of people in the country and showcase our work,” said a source.

Besides, the central team comprising cabinet ministers and MoS, eight chief ministers and one deputy CM of BJP-ruled states are also being roped in for the celebrations.

The CMs have been asked to spend at least two days within home town and two days outside the state to highlight significant projects, policies and welfare schemes of the government.

First Published: May 25, 2016 10:23 IST