To spread the teachings of the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, and to mark the 150th birth anniversary celebrations of the Gandhi under the initiative ‘Gandhi 150’, BJP president Amit Shah said that the party workers would take out ‘padyatras’ across the country.
Addressing party workers from seven assembly segments as part of his Gandhinagar Lok Sabha constituency, the BJP chief said, “In 2022, our country will be celebrating 75 years of Independence and 150 years of Gandhiji’s birth (this year).
“On the occasion of ‘Gandhi 150’, Gujarat BJP workers should set a goal to reach out to the masses and spread Gandhiji’s principles and teachings,” said Shah.
“On the occasion of ‘Gandhi 150’, party workers would hold 150-hour padyatras at various levels (booth, district, state) across the country to spread Gandhiji’s teachings to the masses,” said the home minister.
Praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi for “serving people for 18 years (as Gujarat CM and as PM) without taking a vacation”, Shah said he has eliminated three “demons”, namely casteism, dynastic politics and appeasement politics.
“After 1960s, elections used to be fought on the issues of casteism, dynastic politics and appeasement politics.
“But Narendra bhai has put the final nail on the coffin of these three demons of our democracy in this Lok Sabha election and started a new tradition of politics of performance,” he said.