NEW DELHI: The BJP will come out with poor development agenda listing successful schemes and programmes run by the party ruled states, which can then be replicated across the country. Stressing on the pro-poor schemes of the Central government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said they should be followed aggressively across the states so that the benefit flows to the people.
Speaking during the day long conclave of chief ministers of the BJP ruled states, Modi spoke about the different schemes being initiated by his government which needs to be followed and gaps addressed.
“Prime Minister spoke about Ujjawala Yojna that aims to provide gas connection to poor, which particularly helped women. He also stressed that states should look at providing 100 percent linkages of government schemes with AAdhar, which will help in bringing transparency,” Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan said referring to PM’s speech at the conclave.
Referring to recent medal by girls in Rio Olympics, PM said daughters had brought laurels to the country. The beti padhao- beti bachao scheme should be further strengthened and whatever gaps in sex ratio exists be rectified,” Chouhan said quoting Modi.
As the conclave concluded it was clear that BJP was focussing on delivery mechanism for pro-poor schemes to fight any perception of being a government for the rich. The “Garib Kalyan Agenda” which the BJP seeks to adopt in the next a few days would be to send out a signal as the elections to many states is fast approaching.
To prepare the draft of this garib kalyan agenda, the BJP has set up a panel comprising Chouhan, Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis, Jharkhand CM Ragguvar Das, and BJP vice president Vinay Sahasrabudhe.
Sahasrabudhe said they hope to come out with the draft in the next a few days which can thus be adopted by the party.
Earlier during the session, which participation of all party CMs, deputy CMs, members of BJP’s parliamentary board and general secretaries, chief Amit Shah said Centre has ushered in an era of "politics of performance."
He too stressed on effective implementation of Centre's "pro-poor" and "good governance" agenda.
Noting that the party rules over 51 per cent of the country's landmass and 37 per cent population, he said states would play a key role in the success of the Modi government's welfare policies as they are responsible for executing 65 of the 80 such schemes launched by it.
"The country and the world can feel a new India...If we can bring out a change in states ruled by us, then a big part of the country can experience good governance," Shah said.
This is first such meeting since it came to power in the Centre in May 2014 and comes days after Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid out the party's "pro-poor and good governance" agenda at a meeting of core committees of state units.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had said a press conference that Shah sought effective execution of central policies. Two pressers were held by the BJP to brief on the proceedings of the meet. Fadnavis and Chouhan had addressed them separately.
All the states also made a presentation of their work and what they plan to do, especially in the field of agriculture, woman empowerment and employment. All chief ministers except Vasundhara Raje of Rajasthan attended the exercise. She was represented by a senior ministers, Fadnavis said.
The chief ministers' meet has been divided into six segments, including inaugural session, the agenda of welfare of poor, presentation by CMs of successful schemes that can be replicated in other states, presence of BJP governments on social media, challenges and efforts to take them on and concluding ceremony.