With eyes on 2019 polls, Modi says, ‘Na Baithunga Na Baithne Dunga’
|Source: The Hitavada Date: 17 Mar 2017 08:55:53|
By Rajeev S Sharma,
URGING partymen not to sit complacent after Bharatiya Janata Party’s recent electoral triumphs, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “The next target is 2019.” At the BJP Parliamentary Party meeting here on Thursday, Modi said, he will not sit idle and will not let anyone sit idle (Na Baithunga Na Baithne Dunga)”.
“The BJP has planned various programmes across the country from April 6 — the day when the BJP was formed — to April 14, the birth anniversary of B.R. Ambedkar,” Union Minister Ananth Kumar told reporters after the meeting. He said, the Prime Minister asked party leaders to
work during this week to give a boost to the use of BHIM app, a digital payment application, by educating the masses about it and helping them download it.
Modi urged party MPs to popularise this app to free lakhs of poor and farmers from the clutches of money lenders. Modi explained that BHIM app would be useful in getting bank loans.Modi also urged the party leaders to publicise Ambedkar’s works and contributions.
PM also urged party MPs to give fresh push to his Government’s pet scheme of Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan, by visiting their respective agencies and mobilising party workers at booth level.
Modi asked parliamentarians to submit their suggestions ahead of his government’s third anniversary on May 26. Calling polling booths power centres, he said everybody, from ministers to others, should visit them.
BJP President Amit Shah said that that the party would evaluate the performance of all the MPs in their respective constituencies.
Shah said the party’s win in the recently concluded Assembly polls was an outcome of people’s vote against casteism, family rule and corruption and in favour of Modi’s leadership under which public welfare and good governance is the agenda.
The massive vote for the BJP has broken the shackles of the politics of caste, family rule and appeasement, he said.
The BJP Parliamentary Party also passed a resolution thanking voters for their support and also party’s workers for their efforts under the leadership of Modi and Shah. It also expressed hope that the BJP governments in these states will provide good governance and run public welfare programmes. Home Minister Rajnath Singh proposed the resolution and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley supported it, which was passed unanimously, Kumar said.