The Bharatiya Janata Party is taking suggestions from various sections of society in the cities and villages and will take these into cognisance while drafting its Sankalp Patra (manifesto). The people want stability and a Prime Minister like Narendra Modi, said the Bihar deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi. He was addressing the media as part of the Bharat ke Mann ki Baat, Modi ke Saath campaign. He later interacted with ex-servicemen.
Addressing the media, Modi said that 300 plus vehicles with LED screens are moving across the nation. Three short films on subjects including the Centre’s five-year achievements are being shown through these vehicles. A total of more than 7,000 drop boxes are also being kept in towns and villages to receive public suggestions.
Further, the social media and a missed call facility on 6357171717 are also available to members of the public wanting to give suggestions to the party for its manifesto. Before the first stage of filing nominations, the BJP will also come out with a report on the status of the promises it had made in its 2014 election manifesto, said the Bihar deputy Chief Minister.
He further said that factors like Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s entry into active politics will not affect the BJP. The people do not want a weak and unreliable Prime Minister, he added. “People will view what was done by the Congress in 55 years and compare it to what the BJP Government did in 55 months.
Listening to political speeches is different than choosing a candidate. The entry of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra or any other personality will not diminish support for the BJP,” he stressed.
Later while interacting with ex-servicemen at a programme presided over by Mussoorie MLA Ganesh Joshi, he said that while the Congress had been duping ex-servicemen for 40 years on their demand for one-rank, one pension, Narendra Modi met this demand soon after assuming office.
The BJP Government at the Centre is according top priority to the issues of soldiers and ex-servicemen, he added. Exhorting the ex-servicemen to provide their suggestions which could be included in the party’s manifesto, he for the first time in the world, the BJP was collecting suggestions from 10 crore people. Some of the ex-servicemen raised issues pertaining to OROP, health, house tax waiver, pensions for widows and family. Modi assured them that these issues would be resolved.
BJP state vice president Jyoti Gairola, party’s state media in-charge Devendra Bhasin and other party office bearers were also present on the occasion.