Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is all set to come alive at many street corner tea stalls in the State on February 12 for a direct interaction with the chaiwallahs and the people who gather at these stalls to have a lively chat on many issues which are dogging the country.
The first of ‘Chai Pe Charcha’ teleconference ahead of the Lok Sabha elections will see Modi interacting with Chaiwallahs in 82 locations in the State spread over 25 towns of Karnataka. Fifty of these stalls are in Bangalore.
The subject of the first ‘Chai Pe Charcha’ being held on February 12 is good governance. Modi and other BJP leaders will have a direct discussion with the audience for 90 minutes.
The party will provide all the facilities (huge TV set etc) at these tea stalls for the programme.
Speaking to Express, a senior BJP leader said that citizens can ask Modi and other national leaders about their vision, views and plans for ensuring good governance and can suggest solutions to achieve good governance.
The programme will have a direct connection with 82 tea stalls. But the direct question and answer facility will be linked to two tea stalls in the State — one in Bangalore and one in any other town.
In all, the programme seeks to have a direct dialogue with Chaiwallahs in 300 cities and towns in the entire country that will be conducted through several such programmes in the next few days.
“At two of these locations, we will be conducting direct question and answer sessions with Modi by using of modern signal transmission technologies. These two locations are yet to be finalised,” the party leader added.
Congress VP’s Rendezvous With Editors
Bangalore: Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi’s proposed rendezvous with a group of editors of both print and electronic media during his two-day visit to the State next week has been designed by All India Congress Committee’s (AICC) media managers with an aim to give more media exposure to their leader.
According to the party sources, the AICC’s media wing had sought the list of editors of various publications as well as electronic media in Bangalore from the KPCC before drafting Rahul Gandhi’s interaction programme,
The sources said that Rahul Gandhi, in his proposed meeting with the editors, is expected to exchange views on the current political scenario, his and party’s vision on various issues confronting the nation, in his two-hour programme.
The interaction meeting assumes political importance in Karnataka as it is being held immediately a day after presentation of the State Budget by the Chief Minister Siddaramaiah which is expected to be a ‘populist one’ ahead of the coming General Elections.
This interaction with the editors is being held after his latest interview with an English news channel which had generated nation-wide debate about his maturity and also drew criticism within the party for his reply on questions related to anti-sikh riots which took place in Delhi following assassination of the Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.