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As it happened: PM Modi slams gaurakshaks at Townhall, says 'I am outraged'

Aug 6, 2016

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Union Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday inaugurated townhall to mark the two year anniversary of (the government’s citizen-engagement platform). It is being held at the Indira Gandhi Stadium Complex in New Delhi.

"The Prime Minister will talk about the concept of citizen engagement, MyGov, the response to this participative governance initiative and how he sees the platform evolving," MyGov Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Gaurav Dwivedi said. He said a process is already on to short-list those who will get to interact with Modi. "They would be selected from among the regular users of MyGov, based on their ideas, level of engagement, questions and suggestions," he added.

Modi calls himself Pradhan Sevak and that reflects the people centric change in governance, Prasad said during his inaugral address. "Those who think for the country and work for its development have been given a platform to participate. It's our effort to connect with people directly in governance of India. In last two years we have added 12 Cr mobile phones in India," he added.

Our PM believes that we need to be both digitally and physically present, Prasad said.

Swachh mobile app and Swachh helpline were launched by Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu. "MODI means making of developed India," he said.

The townhall address will also see launch of new MyGov initiatives and distribution of awards to winners of MyGov contests — Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat, Duties of a Citizen, Governance Quiz and India Africa Quiz.

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