Query on ma­ha­gath­band­han could pro­vide key in­puts

The Times of India (Mumbai edition) - - TIMES NATION -

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Most of BJP’s Lok Sabha MPs are from the Hindi heart­land states, in­clud­ing Ut­tar Pradesh, Mad­hya Pradesh, Ra­jasthan, Ch­hat­tis­garh, where the party has failed to main­tain the win­ning streak that it had man­aged un­til the UP as­sem­bly polls in 2017.

Apart from losses in re­cent as­sem­bly polls, in­clud­ing close one like Mad­hya Pradesh where it was felt that BJP could have ben­e­fited if it had junked 15-odd MLAs more than it did—there have been Lok Sabha by­poll de­feats in UP on pres­ti­gious seats.

BJP launched a se­ries of di­rect in­ter­ac­tions of MPs with Modi and Shah re­cently dur­ing the win­ter ses­sion of Par­lia­ment. Party sources say the meet­ings were meant to share the feed­back of how MPs are do­ing and the pub­lic mood in var­i­ous states.

An­other ques­tion which could pro­vide sig­nif­i­cant in­puts is one about the im­pact of the pro­posed “Ma­ha­gath­band­han” with re­spon­dents ex­pected to con­sider their Lok Sabha con­stituen­cies. The team­ing up of arch ri­vals SP and BSP in UP and the Congress-JD(U) al­liance in Kar­nataka have added mo­men­tum to moves for op­po­si­tion unity.

The sur­vey asks par­tic­i­pants about their state, con­stituency, their view on progress achieved by the cen­tral gov­ern­ment in sec­tors, such as af­ford­able health­care, pros­per­ity of farm­ers, cor­rup­tion-free gov­er­nance, Swachh Bharat, na­tional se­cu­rity, econ­omy, in­fra­struc­ture, em­ploy­ment and ru­ral elec­tri­fi­ca­tion.

BJP me­dia cell chief Amit Malviya said, “This is a widely par­tic­i­pa­tive ex­er­cise with the Prime Min­is­ter him­self seek­ing ideas and feed­back di­rectly from the peo­ple on var­i­ous is­sues both of gov­er­nance as well as or­gan­i­sa­tional.”

They all have the re­quired ed­u­ca­tion for the front-end job, Sarkar told TOI. “All have the min­i­mum req­ui­site of a higher-se­condary de­gree, and most are grad­u­ates .... Such jobs re­quire sig­nif­i­cant skill, so the em­ploy­ers have planned an elab­o­rate train­ing,” he said.

The sub­jects cov­ered at the train­ing are per­son­al­ity de­vel­op­ment, a sum­mary of med­i­cal sciences like anatomy, phys­i­ol­ogy, ba­sic phar­ma­col­ogy, phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal tech­nol­ogy and phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal mar­ket­ing man­age­ment. A strin­gent eval­u­a­tion process is also part of the three-month school­ing, at the end of which the trainees must ap­pear be­fore prospec­tive em­ploy­ers for writ­ten tests and in­ter­views.

As­so­ci­a­tion of Trans­gen­der/Hi­jra in Ben­gal (ATHB), of which Sinha is di­rec­tor, will be the bridge be­tween pharma com­pa­nies and trans­gen­dered peo­ple they em­ploy. “ATHB will be re­spon­si­ble for the MRs’ pro­fes­sional be­hav­iour,” said ATHB pres­i­dent and ad­min­is­tra­tor of the MR train­ing pro­gramme, Keaavi­iraag Pod­dar.

The trainees are also be­ing trained to make peo­ple feel com­fort­able. “We’re

BJP re­cently launched a se­ries of di­rect in­ter­ac­tions of MPs with PM Modi, which are meant to share the feed­back of the pub­lic mood in var­i­ous states

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