September 26, 2020

BJP to rev up drive to highlight Modi govt

Patna: The BJP in Bihar will intensify its Sampark for Samarthan (contact for support) drive in the coming days.

The programme aims to spread the word about the achievements of the Narendra Modi government in its four years of rule at the Centre. A decision to intensify the drive was taken at a meeting of senior party leaders in which BJP Bihar-in-charge and national general secretary Bhupender Yadav was also present.

Sharing details of the meeting, a senior BJP leader who was present in the meeting told The Telegraph: “All senior leaders of the party have been asked to meet 25 prominent citizens of Bihar’s various parts under the Sampark for Samarthan programme.”

In fact, Bhupender too took part in the programme during his visit to Bihar and on Friday, he visited the house of former director-general of police (DGP) Abhayanand under the Sampark programme. He was accompanied by party state unit president Nityanand Rai.

Union law minister Ravi Shankar too took part in the Sampark programme and on Friday called upon Super 30 founder Anand Kumar whose endeavour to coach poor students for the IIT entrance examination has caught national and international attention. Prasad also called on Bharti, the daughter of late freedom fighter Batukeshwar Dutt and Tara Sinha, who is also granddaughter of first President of India, Dr Rajendra Prasad.

Bhupender, who came to Patna on Thursday and had taken part in the NDA dinner, had undertaken the Sampark programme on Thursday and had called on retired high court judge R.N. Prasad, Asian Development research institute member-secretary Shaibal Gupta and Mahavir Mandir Trust secretary and former IPS officer Kishore Kunal.

The Friday meeting of senior BJP leaders, which witnessed participation of Nityanand Rai, Sushil Kumar Modi, ministers Prem Kumar, Nand Kishore Yadav and Mangal Pandey among others, didn’t discuss political issues.

“Everyone is aware of the political situation in Bihar and alliance-related issues are generally finalised by the party central leadership. So, we didn’t raise political issues during the meeting. The meeting focused on issues concerning organisational strengthening and programmes being organised to mark the four years of the Modi government at the Centre,” said another BJP leader present in the meeting.

He said the state leadership provides the input on political issues when the central leadership desires so.

Courtesy: The Telegraph

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