According to sources, Sushma’s August 16 letter to the ministers said the objective behind the PM’s drive is to put these numbers together before the people through BJP party workers.
Except, for a generation that has notoriously short attention spans, one has to wonder if 56 minutes also isn’t 20 minutes too long to hold forth, even for one of the most enigmatic leaders of the world
In a series of tweets, he also posted photographs of his ministerial colleagues leading such marches in various places like Jammu, Bhind in Madhya Pradesh and Pali in Rajasthan.
He said, “Under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the country’s economy has become the fastest growing economy in the world.” Shah blamed the previous UPA rule saying during its rule the economy was in a state of paralysis and the development was stranded.
Punjab CM Amarinder Singh wants the Centre to increase the state’s borrowing limit by Rs 10,000 crore to fund the debt waiver scheme. The chief minister is also expected to raise the Sutlej-Yamuna-Link (SYL) canal issue with PM Modi and Arun Jaitley.
Among other political leaders, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee also paid her tributes to Rajiv Gandhi on Twitter. “Sincere tribute to #RajivGandhi on his birth anniversary,” the West Bengal Chief Minister tweeted.
This will be PM Modi’s third meeting with the chief ministers after the BJP swept to power in 2014. The discussions in the meeting are expected to revolve around implementation of the Centre’s flagship schemes in the states and development works being done there, according to sources in the party.
The posters, which were spotted on Friday, carried a photograph of the PM with a message — “jaane woh kaun sa desh jahan tum chale gaye”.
“Empowerment with dignity without appeasement” is the current environment of development all over the country and the Modi government is “trying to reach out to the last man in queue without any religious or caste discrimination,” said Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
“World over people started looking at India with respect (after Modi came to power) and that is not an honour for Modi or the BJP, but for 125 crore Indians,” said Amit Shah
“I wish those injured a speedy recovery. The situation is being monitored very closely by the Railway Ministry,” Modi said.
Kalinga Utkal Express derailment: “Sad at train derailment in UP; my thoughts are with deceased and their families. Injured are being rescued & provided relief,” President Ram Nath Kovind’s official Twitter handle tweeted.
A statement made by the PMO said, “The prime minister conveyed condolences at the loss of lives in Nepal due to recent widespread floods and expressed readiness to provide all possible relief assistance.”
“There is a park nearby where I play, but since last month, I have not been able to play there as we came to know that some are building a community centre there… We are very sad,” she wrote in the letter, drawing a ‘sad’ face next to it.
Paswan, the Union Minister for Food and Consumer Affairs, mentioned that the government had taken a historic step of procuring 16 lakh tons of pulses while efforts are being made for providing water for irrigating their fields.