BJP finger on voter’s pulse

Union Minister meets IT professionals to seek suggestions for party’s manifesto

Union Minister for Law, Justice and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad interacted with IT professionals, including CEOs, here on Sunday as part of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) ‘Bharat Ke Mann Ki Baat, Modi Ke Saath’ programme seeking their suggestions for a ‘new India’ agenda.During the interaction, the BJP leader said for the first time in the country, a political party is taking up a unique exercise to take suggestions from the cross-section of the society on such a large scale to prepare an agenda. “It’s nothing but crowd-sourcing the agenda for future India and a comprehensive manifesto of the people, by the people and for the people,” Mr. Prasad explained.

Citizen connect

Over 7,000 suggestion boxes, he said, would be kept in all the Assembly constituencies to take the views of people and about 300 special trucks would be engaged to take those to Delhi so that the most common and important ones are included the BJP’s manifesto for the next general elections towards making India a global power. Besides, one can give suggestions by giving a missed call on 63571-71717 or through the website www.bharatkemannkibaat.com, he said.

State BJP president K. Laxman, former Union Minister Bandaru Dattatreya and legislator N. Ramchander Rao were present at the interactive session.

Speaking to newspersons later, the Union Minister listed out the achievement of the BJP-led NDA government during the last four-and-a-half years. Against the lending of ₹52 lakh crore to the corporate sector by the previous UPA Government led by the Congress during 2004-14, the NDA government had only ₹18 lakh crore lending and there was no NPA from the loans given by NDA dispensation, he pointed out.

Rafale defence

On the ongoing Rafale deal controversy, the Union Minister reiterated that the Opposition parties were making an issue out of it in spite of the facts available in black and white and “all nonsense is being spread about the deal”. On the ‘Mahaa Gatbandhan’ (grand alliance), the BJP leader remarked that it could only bring backmake shift Prime Ministers as had happened in the past since their only agenda was ‘hatao Modi’ and nothing for the people.

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