New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday instructed BJP MPs to organise a 150 km-long ‘padyatra’ (foot march) in their respective Lok Sabha constituencies between October 2 and 31 to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and spread his vision on the rural economy.
Addressing BJP parliamentary party meeting, PM Modi asked the BJP lawmakers to hold the ‘padyatra’ between Gandhi Jayanti on October 2 and October 31, the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
Speaking to media following the meeting, Union Minister Pralhad Joshi said that the Rajya Sabha MPs will be allotted a constituency each, where they will have to organise programmes on the Mahatma and the freedom struggle.
Union Minister Pralhad Joshi after BJP Parliamentary Party meet: In his address, PM mentioned a very imp program regarding ‘Gandhi 150’, the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Between 2 Oct-31 Oct, a 150 km long pad yatra will be undertaken in each Lok Sabha constituency, pic.twitter.com/s5ZtuBD4BA
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“Rajya Sabha MPs will be allotted a constituency. 15-20 teams will be formed in each constituency. They will undertake 15 km pad yatra daily. MPs will organise programmes on Gandhi ji, freedom struggle, tree plantation. There will be a party level committee to implement it,” said Joshi.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister and BJP chief Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and other senior leaders, besides Members of Parliament of both Houses, were present at the meeting held in the Parliament Library Building on Tuesday.
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