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BJP holds Parliament Board meet; plans 150 km padyatra in each LS seat for 150th Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi


The Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday held its Parliamentary Board meeting at Parliament Library Building in the national capital. PM Narendra Modi chaired the meeting which was attended by BJP President Amit Shah, Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, among others attended the Parliamentary Board Meeting.

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman was felicitated in the meeting for presenting her first Union Budget.

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on July 5 presented her made her maiden Union Budget Speech in the Lok Sabha. This was also the first Budget of the second Narendra Modi-led government. Nirmala Sitharaman in her maiden budget announced several reliefs for Taxpayers, Home Buyers, Small Businessmen and announced several other initiatives.

Earlier, PM Modi called the Union Budget presented by her is ‘one of hope’ and will boost the economy and India’s Development.

READ: PM Modi, Arun Jaitley praise Nirmala Sitharaman for Budget 2019; Amit Shah calls it lays ‘foundation of a progressive nation’

This is Bharatiya Janata Party’s first Parliamentary Board meeting after the presentation of the Union Budget.

Briefing the media after the meeting, Union Parliamentary Affairs Pralhad Joshi said, ‘In his address, PM Narendra Modi mentioned a very important program regarding ‘Gandhi 150′, the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’.

Union Minister added that Between 2 October-31 October, a 150 km long Padyatra will be undertaken in each Lok Sabha constituency.

He added, ‘Rajya Sabha MPs will be allotted a constituency. 15-20 teams will be formed in each constituency. They’ll undertake 15 km pad yatra daily. MPs will organize programs on Gandhi ji, freedom struggle, tree plantation. There’ll be a party level committee to implement it’.

Responding to a question about the Karnataka crisis, Union Minister Pralhad Joshi slammed the Congress party. ‘It has become their (Congress) nature to allege anybody for their failure. Their MLAs have submitted their resignations to the Governor. We are monitoring the situation and will decide accordingly’, said Joshi as quoted by ANI.


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