1 year of Modi Govt 2.0: Virtual rallies, PM’s letter to 10 crore families to mark anniversary

The BJP will organise 1 virtual rally per district to commemorate the completion of 1 year of Narendra Modi government.

Written by May 28, 2020 22:40

New Delhi: With the Coronavirus putting a spanner in the political activity, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has planned a series of programmes both online and on the ground to mark its first year in office on May 30.

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A letter with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s message to the countrymen will be distributed to about 10 crore households by booth level workers. The letter will detail policy decisions of the government to make country self-reliant and precautions that need to be taken to prevent COVID-19 spread, informed Bhupendra Yadav, party’s National General Secretary.

The BJP will organise 1 virtual rally per district to commemorate the completion of 1 year of Narendra Modi government.

On the occasion, BJP National President Jagat Prakash Nadda will address BJP workers across the country and abroad through Facebook Live.

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“The party has decided that Prime Minister’s message through his letter where issues like self-reliant India, the situation of COVID-19, fight against the infection along with stress on vocal for local will be sent to 10 crore families,” stated Yadav.

The senior leader also stated that the letter will be distributed by two workers per booth.

“As this is a time when social distancing is the mantra to prevent COVID-19 we have decided that only two workers per booth will distribute the letter,” said Yadav.

“Every district will witness one virtual rally where issues like self-reliance, COVID-19 status and measures to fight it, social awareness will be discussed,” the senior BJP leader added.

On questions of the mode of campaigning in poll-bound states like Bihar and Madhya Pradesh, Yadav said the party will evolve with time and will use technology.

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“During 1950-70 we saw the role of pamphlets and posters in campaigning which changed to the radio till the 90s. During the 90s we saw a revolution in campaigning brought by the TV. Today we saw how WhatsApp and Facebook were used. We will use a new technique in elections,” added Yadav.

Narendra Modi-led BJP swept back to power last year on May 24 with a majority bigger than in 2014. The party secured a run-away victory by winning 303 seats. The 2019 results also showed rise in party’s seat share, which rose from 282 seats secured by BJP in 2014.