BJP MPs Set to Undertake Sankalp Yatras for New India
MPs will administer oath to people to do their bit to make these reachout programmes a success, says a BJP leader To educate people about the programmes of the Narendra Modi government
New Delhi: With the monsoon session of Parlia ment endi ng last week, BJP MPs will now undertake ‘sankalp yatras’ in their respective constituencies and designated districts to educate people about the programmes of the Narendra Modi government, encouraging them to take a pledge to cooperate in fulfilling the aims set for forming a new India by 2022. PMModihadaskedpartyMPsduring the session to take out a sankalp (pledge) yatra and inform people about the Centre’s fight against corruption, terrorism and poverty. “From August 15 to 30, MPs will reach out to people and tell them about the various programmes and targets set to mark the 75th anniversary of Independence in 2022. The MPs will administer oath to people to do their bit to make these programmes a success,” a BJP leader said.
Modi had divided recent history into phases — from 1857 to 1942, from Quit India Movement in 1942 to freedom in 1947, from freedom to the present, and from 2017 to 2022 when India will complete 75 years since Independence.
BJP leaders are already in the midst of the annual Tiranga Yatra that began on August 9 and will end on August 15. Participating in one such event, Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said: “I took a pledge for a new India. Let us pledge to build a new India by 2022,” he said, adding: “The entire nation supported Quit India Movement in 1942 and Britishers left India. On the 75th anniversary of the Quit India Movement, I pledge that by 2022 we will build a new India which will be free from corruption, terrorism, communalism and poverty.”
BJP was in the process of finalising the schedule of its leaders and Union ministers for the Sankalp Yatra, sources said. The pledge for a new India is also likely to figure in Modi’s Independence Day speech at the Red Fort.