BJP to mark two years at Centre with public meetings nationwide

BJP will organise over 200 events during a fortnight-long public outreach programme from 26 May, the day the Modi government completes two years in office.

PTI May 16, 2016 21:06:14 IST
BJP to mark two years at Centre with public meetings nationwide

New Delhi: BJP will organise over 200 events during a fortnight-long public outreach programme from 26 May, the day the Modi government completes two years in office, with its MPs and MLAs spending time with people publicising its achievements.

The party said, besides MPs and MLAs, all its office bearers will take part in the events which will include public meetings, intellectual conventions, press conferences and interactions with beneficiaries of the government's welfare schemes.

Its media department head Shrikant Sharma told reporters that the idea behind the events was to spread the word about the government's measures aimed at the uplift of the common man.

BJP to mark two years at Centre with public meetings nationwide

Prime Minister Narendra Modi. PTI

The Prime Minister has repeatedly asked the party's lawmakers to spend more time among people to publicise his government's programmes.

All the Lok Sabha MPs have been asked to spend a day and night in every assembly segment of their constituency, while MLAs will be spending seven nights in their seat, Sharma said.

As part of preparations, the party will hold a workshop for spokespersons from across the country where cabinet ministers Rajnath Singh and Nitin Gadkari, both former party chiefs, will address them.

The two-week long exercise will be second such mega publicity drive. The party had also actively taken part in the government's 'Gramoday se Bharat Uday' held between 14 and 24 April.

Social media will also be put to use in a big way, he said, adding the party will hold a preparatory exercise for its IT volunteers on 22 May.

The "successes" of the government include the opening of over 21 crore Jandhan accounts, benefits to over 3.3 crore families under the Mudra scheme, besides a number of welfare measures, including crop insurance, life and health insurance, pension scheme, among others, he said.

Updated Date:

also read

Congress' RS MP seeks probe into nationality of MoS Home Nisith Pramanik; TMC joins row
India

Congress' RS MP seeks probe into nationality of MoS Home Nisith Pramanik; TMC joins row

Congress MP Ripun Bora claimed that the union minister's birthplace was Harinathpur in Gaibandha district of Bangladesh and he reportedly came to West Bengal for computer studies

Parliament Monsoon Session: Both Houses adjourned repeatedly amid Opposition din; TMC's Santanu Sen suspended from RS
Politics

Parliament Monsoon Session: Both Houses adjourned repeatedly amid Opposition din; TMC's Santanu Sen suspended from RS

Sen was suspended from the Rajya Sabha for the remaining period of the Monsoon Session after a motion moved by the government was passed by the House

Sarbananda Sonowal, Anurag Singh Thakur, Bhupender Yadav part of reshuffled Cabinet committees: Full list of members
India

Sarbananda Sonowal, Anurag Singh Thakur, Bhupender Yadav part of reshuffled Cabinet committees: Full list of members

The two-member Appointments Committee of the Cabinet comprises the Prime Minister and the Home Minister