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Modi govt to fan out into the districts to mark 3rd year

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Prime Minister Modi has lent his name to a gala -- called Modi Fest -- being planned by his (BJP) to mark the third year of its at the Centre.

Modi, however, does not refer to his name but stands for Making of Developing

The festival will be kicked off by the prime minister with a series of events and a public meeting in Guwahati on May 26, and will conclude on June 15. Party chief is also likely address the media on the opening day.

The celebrations are planned to be held across 300 towns with seven programmes, a party leader said.

Ministers and leaders will tour the country to highlight central schemes and make the people aware about the government's "successes", leaders said.

"There will be at least one event in every district," a party leader said.

The government, which celebrated its second year in power for 15 days with a series of programmes, wants this festival to be even bigger.

The massive saffron win in Uttar Pradesh, coupled with a fractured opposition which has so far been unable to challenge its surge, has given a boost to its top brass which has already set its eyes on the next Lok Sabha polls in 2019.

Shah believes that a continuous cycle of public outreach with an emphasis on highlighting the "pro-poor" policies of the Modi government, besides its "corruption-free" reign, will go a long way in maintaining the BJP's dominance in electoral politics.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, May 15 2017. 21:57 IST