15 BJP sub-pan­els to seek pub­lic opin­ion on man­i­festo

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NEW DELHI, Jan 13 (UNI)

TO ad­dress ma­jor chal­lenges raised by the Op­po­si­tion par­ties, BJP on Sun­day de­cided to form 15 sub-com­mit­tees and col­lect pub­lic opin­ion, to form its ‘sankalp pa­tra’ (man­i­festo) for the 2019 Lok Sabha elec­tions.

The de­ci­sion was taken at the man­i­festo com­mit­tee, con­sti­tuted by BJP Pres­i­dent Amit Shah and headed by Union Home Min­is­ter Ra­j­nath Singh, at the party’s head­quar­ters in the na­tional cap­i­tal.

Re­spond­ing to me­di­a­per­sons af­ter the meet­ing, Singh said the party has de­cided to form 15 sub­com­mit­tees and added that “these will in­clude stake­hold­ers from var­i­ous fields to es­tab­lish di­rect com­mu­ni­ca­tion with the pub­lic”.

The meet­ing was at­tended by Shah and other mem­bers, in­clud­ing Union Min­is­ters Arun Jait­ley, Nir­mala Sithara­man, Thawar Chand Gahlot, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Piyush Goyal, Mukhtar Ab­bas Naqvi, KJ Alphons and Ki­ran Ri­jiju.

For­mer Mad­hya Pradesh Chief Min­is­ter Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Deputy Chief Min­is­ters of Bi­har and UP- Sushil Ku­mar Modi and Ke­shav Prasad Mau­rya, re­spec­tively, apart from party lead­ers Ar­jun Munda, Ram Mad­hav, Bhu­pen­draYa­dav, Narayan Rane, Meenakshi Lekhi, San­jay Paswan, Hari Babu and Ra­jen­dra Mo­han Singh Cheema, also at­tended the meet. Shah con­sti­tuted the man­i­festo com­mit­tee for the Lok Sabha elec­tions.

The party pres­i­dent also an­nounced that Jait­ley will lead the eight-mem­ber Pub­lic­ity Com­mit­tee and Min­is­ter for Road Trans­port and High­ways Nitin Gad­kari will head the 10-mem­ber So­cial Self-help out­reach com­mit­tee. The pub­lic­ity com­mit­tee will in­clude Piyush Goyal, Ra­jyavard­han Singh Rathore, Anil

Jain, Ma­hesh Sharma, Satish Upad­hyay, Ra­jiv Chan­drashekar, and Ri­tu­raj Sinha. The So­cial Self-help out­reach com­mit­tee has Kailash Vi­jay­vargiya, Sadanand Gowda, Kal­raj Mishra, Shiv Prasad Shukla, Vi­jay Sam­pla, SS Ah­luwalia, Ban­daru Dat­ta­treya, RP Singh, and Mange Ram in the team.

A 13-mem­ber team, headed by Ravi Shankar Prasad, will look af­ter me­dia, while Shyam Jaju will take care of the so­cial me­dia. Union Min­is­ter Prakash Javadekar will head the com­mit­tee, which will or­gan­ise meet­ings of in­tel­lec­tu­als. Lekhi, Sam­bit Pa­tra and Murlid­har Rao are also in­cluded in the com­mit­tee.

(PTI)

BJP Pres­i­dent Amit Shah with Home Min­is­ter Ra­j­nath Singh and oth­ers dur­ing meet­ing of party’s Lok Sabha Elec­tion Man­i­festo Com­mit­tee in New Delhi on Sun­day.

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