Modi Calls Meet Ahead of Anniv Bash

The PM will kickstart the celebrations on May 25 with a rally at Deendayal Upadhyaya’s birth place at Mathura in Uttar Pradesh

Published: 21st May 2015 06:01 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st May 2015 06:01 AM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: With the BJP-NDA Government gearing up to celebrate its first anniversary on May 26, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday met senior Cabinet colleagues and even party chief Amit Shah for discussing the plans.

Modi, who returned from a three-nation tour of China, Mongolia and South Korea on Tuesday night, was closeted with ministers Arun Jaitley, Rajnath Singh, Sushma Swaraj, Venkaiah Naidu and Nitin Gadkari to fine tune the outreach programme to be launched by the various ministries.

Modi will kick-start the celebrations from May 25, a day ahead of the official celebrations, with a rally at party ideologue Deendayal Upadhyaya’s birth place at Mathura in Uttar Pradesh.

After the PM’s rally, the ministers will hold their respective news conferences and rallies to highlight the government’s pro-poor policies and the promises it had fulfilled during the one year. All the Cabinet ministers will hold pressers not only  here, but even in the other state capitals and the process  would continue till June 10.

BJP president Amit Shah also met the Prime Minister in connection with the anniversary celebrations. And the party is closely coordinating with all the ministers and MPs who have also been asked to hold at least two-three meetings in their areas.

MODI.jpgApart from the pro-poor focus of the government and the party, another constituency that helped Modi win the LS elections were the youth. And Anurag Thakur, who heads the Bhartiya Janata Yuva Morcha chief, the BJP’s youth wing,  will hold Yuva Samvad at the party office here on Thursday, where a host of Cabinet Ministers will be present.

Like MoS, Railways, Manoj Sinha will hold public meetings at 10 places in and around his constituency from May 26-June 8. Sinha is also minister incharge of PM’s constituency Varanasi.

Sources said the with multiple surveys conducted by various organisations still giving good marks on governance issues, but the perception of inaccessibility of ministers was still troubling the party and the government. Efforts were being out to make the ministers and senior party leaders more accessible to the cadre and common people. Modi too is keen that image of his government should be that of pro-poor against the image of pro-corporate painted by the Opposition parties.

50 years of Dinkar to be celebrated 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Friday inaugurate a function to mark the 50 years of outstanding works of poet Ramdhari Singh ‘Dinkar.’  The golden jubilee of Dinkar’s works ‘Sanskriti ke Chaar Adhyaye’ and ‘Parshuram ki Pratiksha’ will be inaugurated by Modi at Vigyan Bhavan here. Several BJP leaders are likely to be present on the occasion. With Bihar elections likely to held in November, the BJP is invoking the state’s icons.It is being organised by Bihar BJP’s senior leader C P Thakur. Thakur made a strong pitch for a Bharat Ratna for the late poet. 


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