Take out Tiranga Yatra on Independence Day, Modi tells BJP MPs

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New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday asked the BJP parliamentarians to take out a ‘Tiranga Yatra’ in their constituencies to mark the 70th Independence Day and to inform the people about 70 achievements of the government.

Addressing the BJP’s parliamentary party meeting on Tuesday, Modi also urged the MPs to “work hard and study” to raise the level of discourse in parliament, according to informed sources.

They said Modi told the MPs to take out a ‘Tiranga Yatra’ in their constituencies between August 15 and 22 to mark the 70th anniversary of India’s Independence.

“The MPs were asked to hold a yatra in their constituencies carrying an eight-foot tall flag. He also told them to convey to the people about 70 achievements of the government,” said a source.

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Modi described as successful the Vikas Parva programme, which was organised to mark the completion of two years of National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government at the Centre.

The prime minister is reported to have said that due to development-oriented initiatives, people responded enthusiastically to programmes across the country.

“During the meeting, a discussion was held on the 70th Independence Day celebrations,” Information and Broadcasting Minister Venkaiah Naidu told reporters.

“The government has worked out the programme scheduled to be organised on the day and it will be finalised only after consultations with BJP President Amit Shah and others,” Naidu added.

At the meeting, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj informed the parliamentarians about Prime Minister’s recent foreign visits, said the source.


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