Drought Makes Govt’s 2nd An­niv a Low-key Event

This time, govt wants to fo­cus on ‘mi­cro achieve­ments’ & ben­e­fits to farm­ers & mid­dle-class pop­u­la­tion from var­i­ous schemes

The Economic Times - - Pure Politics - Aman.Sharma@ times­group.com

New Delhi: Desh Badal Raha Hai, Aage Badh Raha Hai — this could be the likely theme of the sec­ond an­niver­sary of the Naren­dra Modi Gov­ern­ment even as the cel­e­bra­tions are ex­pected to be low-key given the drought sit­u­a­tion in the coun­try. The above-men­tioned theme could fea­ture on the achieve­ment book­lets to be brought out by most min­istries in­di­vid­u­ally as well this time since the gov­ern­ment wants to fo­cus on all its ‘mi­cro achieve­ments’ and suc­cess stories of farm­ers and the mid­dle-class pop­u­la­tion which has ben­e­fit­ted from the var­i­ous schemes.

All party MPs will also be asked to prop­a­gate the mes­sage in their con­stituen­cies. Saal ek, Shu­ruat Anek was the slo­gan on the first an­niver­sary of the Modi gov­ern­ment.

“The theme this time is ex­pected to sig­nify that the coun­try is chang­ing and mov­ing ahead un­der the present gov­ern­ment and base it on suc­cess stories,” a gov­ern­ment of­fi­cial told ET. The cel­e­bra­tions around the May 26 an­niver­sary are, how­ever, ex­pected to be low-key given the drought sit­u­a­tion in the coun­try and model code of con­duct be­ing in place till May 19 when count­ing for the four assem­bly elec­tions takes place. Min­is­ters are ex­pected to hold their press con­fer­ences in Delhi and re­gional cen­ters post May 19, a gov­ern­ment of­fi­cial said.

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