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Modi galvanises BJP MPs ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha elections

Modi galvanises BJP MPs ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha elections
New Delhi: The Lok Sabha election may still be a year away, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi determined to leave no stone unturned by consolidating "successes of his first term" as PM. On Friday both PM Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah met all its Parliamentarians of both the houses over a dinner at the new party headquarters here and directed them to reach out more to the masses and strengthen the party base in the booth level.
The government is planning to hold a series of special programmes from April 14 to May 5. On the occasion of birth anniversary of Dalit icon and the 'Father of the Constitution' Bhim Rao Ambedkar, the government is going to observe as 'Samajik Nyay Divas'. "All party MPs, workers, and even the party secretaries will take part in this programme," Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar informed.
April 18, 2018, will be observed as "Swacch Bharat Divas". April 20, 2018, will be observed as "Ujjwala Divas". On this day all the beneficiaries of one of the most talked about schemes by the NDA government will take part in a mass reach out the programme, the minister added.
On April 30, 2018, the government will observe "Swasth Bharat Divas", where the government will reach out with all its health policies.
May 2, 2018, will be observed as "Kisan Kalyan Divas", and May 5, 2018, will be observed as "Kaushal Divas."
Besides, the government also identified 115 backward districts and introduced the "Transformation of New India 2022" scheme and the PM will hold the programme in the district which has transformed earliest.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also asked the party parliamentarians to make the mass aware of the "truth" and the "actual facts" on opposition's continued disruption of the Parliament proceedings. Party chief Amit Shah has asked all MPs to hold mass awareness programmes in their respective constituencies in the "ongoing impasse in the House". "The party president has asked the MPs to hold various mass awareness programmes and to hold press conferences in their respective constituencies in the coming three days on the actual facts over the ongoing impasse in both the Houses. They will also envisage on the unholy intention of the opposition parties," Union Minister Prakash Javdekar said while addressing mediapersons here at the party HQ.
"Today's meeting was more interactive than a lecture," the minister added.
A short film was also screened during the dinner-meet at the party's first independent headquarters. "PM also talked about the need of a party's independent infrastructure and emphasised on its utilisation. Even a district-level party leader should use the technology to cater the 'actual' information to the mass and all the party stakeholders should be more communicative, which will make the country more progressive," the minister added.
Convening of such a meeting of the BJP Parliamentarians assumes significance as normally, the party MPs used to meet during the session - either weekly or fortnightly - in morning Hours in the Parliament premises only. But this was the first get-together of all party MPs from both the houses at the new party headquarters.
Simontini Bhattacharjee

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