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PM Modi asks BJP MPs to embark on 'padayatra' on Gandhi birth anniversary

"These yatras will focus on revival of villages and making them self-reliant, plantation drive and zero budget farming," said Joshi.

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has instructed BJP MPs to embark on 'padayatra' in their constituencies and cover a distance of 150 km between October 2 and October 31, the birth anniversaries of and Vallabhbhai Patel respectively, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prahlad Joshi said Tuesday.

Addressing the BJP parliamentary party meeting, Modi also asked Rajya Sabha members to visit constituencies where the BJP organisation was weak.

"These yatras will focus on revival of villages and making them self-reliant, plantation drive and zero budget farming," said Joshi.

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman spoke on the budget and called it "visionary".

"PM told the meeting that whatever we said in Sankalp Yatra (election manifesto) should get reflected in our vision of the future," said Joshi.

First Published: Tue, July 09 2019. 11:05 IST
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