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Khattar asks Jan Sangh workers to work as guide for the BJP

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today asked former Jan Sangh office-bearers not to consider themselves as "retired", but to guide state and district level organisations.

Using the experience of Jan Sangh members, the party aims to take forward the ideology of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya, and ensure benefits reach the last person, he said.

The chief minister 50 office-bearers and former members of the Jan Sangh at his residence here, an official release said.

"All of you have done service to the society using the organisation as a platform. The sacrifice and hard work of all members of the Jan Sangh, which is the BJP's foundation, has helped the party form in the state with absolute majority," Khattar said.

The party's members will take advantage of their experience and work to make the victorious again. "The in has made lot of changes in the system. We made new plans and effected changes in many schemes," he said.

To eliminate corruption, more than 300 public services are being made online, the chief minister said.

"Every worker cannot get a post in the government, but the BJP has given responsibilities to more than three dozen workers in the last 20 years," he said.

Sharing their experiences, senior Jan Sangh workers expressed that they felt the BJP had made a difference, the release said.

Taking up the issue of stray cattle, former MLA Omprakash Sharma said that the state government should also take the help of social organisations.

The chief minister assured that this problem would be solved by September 30.

Several senior functionaries such as Atamparkash Manchanda, former Minister Kamla Verma, former MP I D Swami and former MLA Veena Chhibber addressed the meeting.

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First Published: Tue, September 12 2017. 20:48 IST