Prime Minister Narendra Modi, speaking at the BJP parliamentary party meeting on Tuesday, urged BJP MPs to plan programmes that would keep ‘nationalist and patriotic fervour’ alive. He also reminded the MPs about the success of the Tiranga Yatra, held between August 15 and August 22 last year, and asked them to hold similar programmes between August 9, the anniversary of the Quit India movement, and August 15.
The first war of Independence started in 1857 and then the launch of the Quit India movement in 1942 marked the beginning of the country’s march towards freedom, he said, asking the lawmakers to hold programmes between August 9, the Quit India’s 75th anniversary and
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the ruling BJP see the Tricolour as a symbol which could inject fresh bout of nationalism among the countrymen and have that much required unifying effect on the masses.
BJP celebrated Independence Day in a grand way, last year between August 15-22 highlighting its pro-poor and nationalistic agenda and the party carried out a ‘Tiranga Yatra’ for a week as part of the celebrations.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked party MPs to take up three causes relating to welfare of the poor, social harmony and good governance as part of a ‘sankalp yatra’ or pledge march between August 15-30 with the deadline for completion of these tasks by 2022, in time for the 75th anniversary of India’s Independence.
He asked them to take pledge and administer pledge to citizens to do what they can to better the society.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked his party men to hold a 15 day long sankalp yatra from Independence Day with the above three causes so that there is an improved quality of life for people in all parts of the country by 2022 when the country would celebrate 75 years of freedom, Mr. Ananth Kumar said.
Narendra Modi added, Ram Nath Kovind’s swearing in as the next president is a significant milestone in the journey started by BJP’s ideologue Shyama Prasad Mukherjee.
The prime minister’s comments assume significance as Kovind is the first BJP leader to occupy the highest constitutional position and the president’s Dalit identity and humble origins have been underlined by the party, which has worked relentlessly to win over the community since coming to power in 2014.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed his displeasure at the lack of minimum attendance in the Rajya Sabha stalling work and told BJP lawmakers on Tuesday that it was their responsibility and not that of the opposition to get government business passed.
Narendra Modi underlined the importance of party MPs being present in parliament through the day on several occasions told lawmakers that he would not tolerate their absence again.
Attendance tends to drop on Friday afternoons as MPs head back to their constituencies but this caused embarrassment to the BJP last week when a bill was being considered late in the evening.
The Prime Minister expressed his concerns after Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar and his junior Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi made references to incidents and problems arising out of lack of quorum.
The issue of MPs’ attendance was taken up by Narendra Modi after minister of state for parliamentary affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi told him about how the Admiralty (Jurisdiction and Settlement of Maritime Claims) Bill, 2017, could not be passed in the Rajya Sabha last week due to lack of quorum. Only 23 out of the 56 BJP MPs were present in the House, Naqvi said.
Modi showed dissatisfaction over the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MPs in a parliamentary party meeting that was held over the Presidential elections voting.
Narendra Modi also asked party MPs during the parliamentary party meeting, to be present in full attendance for the vice- presidential election on August 5.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said that this year there will be nationwide celebrations from starting from August 9 till August 15. After which for 15 days a sankalp yatra will be conducted throughout the nation, pledging development of nation and every individual, Parliamentary Affair Minister Ananth Kumar said, according to the sources.
‘Narendra Modi, also added that from 1947 till now India reached new heights but till 2022 India will become a power to reckon with in the world’.