BJP's pan-India publicity fest 'MODI' starts from May 26

| Updated: May 22, 2017 22:37 IST

New Delhi [India] May 22 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will be organising a pan-Indian festival like publicity campaign to highlight the achievements of the Narendra Modi led National Democratic Alliance's three year rule. The campaign name has been linked with the surname of the prime minister- 'Making of Developed India (MODI). Prime Minister Modi will inaugurate the festival from Guwahait in Assam on May 26. A central Control Room will be established at the party headquarters in Delhi to coordinate and monitor the mega event that will continue till June 15. Union Textile Minister Smriti Irani on Monday addressed a press conference here to unveil the official schedule of the MODI fest. She said the two important events will be organised under the campaign in 900 cities to make the common people and the youth aware about the various path-breaking schemes launched by the Modi government. "The people, especially youth, will be apprised of the technology driven Central government schemes and facility will be provided to get the different APPs downloaded. The Jan ki Baat programme will also be organised under Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas wherein a convention of the beneficiaries of the different central government schemes will be organised," said Irani, adding that the number(of beneficiaries) is so big that there will be massive participation". All union ministers, BJP's Members of Parliament, chief ministers and deputy chief ministers of the BJP ruled states will take part in the massive exercise to ensure that PM's message of growth and development reaches every district in the country. Party president Amit Shah will take part in the MODI fest in Kerala, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Chhattisgarh and Arunachal Pradesh. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will attend the events in Jaipur and Mumbai, while External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will be in Delhi and Lucknow. Union Ministers Arun Jaitley will participate in the MODI fest in Bengaluru and Ahmedabad; M Venkaiah Naidu in Bhuwaneshwar and Chhattisgarh, Nitin Gadkari in Chennai and Ranchi in Jharkhand. The chief ministers of the BJP ruled states will not only take part in the MODI fest in their states but also in other states. Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje will attend functions in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh; Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar in Vijaywada, Andhra Pradesh; Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadanvis in Kochi, Kerala; Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani in Hubli, Karnataka; and Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat in Jammu and Kashmir. Intellectual meets will also be organised across the country wherein the achievements of the Modi government will be presented. All the union ministers, MPs will attend two functions in the assigned state, one programme each in home state and constituency. (ANI)

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