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Rajnath Cancels Dinner Meeting with Ministers, Party Workers

Sources said the occasion was to be used to ensure better co-ordination between the government and the party.

Published: 26th June 2014 08:49 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th June 2014 08:54 AM   |  A+A-

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NEW DELHI: Union Home Minister and BJP president Rajnath Singh has cancelled the dinner meeting with the newly-appointed ministers and party functionaries, following the train accident in Bihar on Wednesday.

The dinner meeting was to be held on the eve of the NDA government’s one month in office. Sources said the occasion was to be used to ensure better co-ordination between the government and the party. As the government appears to be beset with problems like price rise, it wanted the party to explain government’s decisions to people.

Even the rail fare hike had led to criticism at several fronts, though the decision was taken by the previous UPA Government. Many in the party and government were of the opinion that the people should be told that the move would lead to better services. The BJP, preparing for the upcoming elections in Haryana, Maharashtra and possibly in Delhi, wants the government to focus on policies and even announce some measures, keeping the polls in mind.

As the first budget session starts from next month, the party is aiming to put its best foot forward. The BJP is organising a two-day orientation programme for the newly-elected MPs. The workshop would be held in Surajkund, a township near here, from June 28-29, where PM Narendra Modi, Rajnath and L K Advani are expected to give lectures to the MPs.



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