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Vajpayee’s birthday to be celebrated as ‘Good Governance Day’

Atal Behari Vajpayee

New Delhi, Dec 2 (PTI) Former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee’s birthday on December 25 would be observed as national ‘Good Governance Day’, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today.

Modi was addressing party MPs at the meeting of the BJP Parliamentary Party, where BJP President Amit Shah was also present.

“Prime Minister Narendra Modi told the party MPs that the birthday of former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee would be observed as national ‘Good Governance Day’ on December 25, where all BJP MPs and government officials will make the day symbolic of good governance,” Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Rajiv Pratap Rudy told reporters.

He said the Prime Minister also asked all party MPs to highlight all BJP-run governments and bodies across the country as models of good governance on the day.

“The Prime Minister also asked the BJP MPs to work for an hour in their respective constituencies for the ‘Clean India’ campaign,” Rudy said after the meeting at Parliament library building.

Earlier Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu congratulated the Prime Minister for his “successful” foreign visits to SAARC and Australia where he attended the G-20 Summit as party MPs felicitated the Prime Minister.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj stated that she would make a statement on the Prime Minister’s successful foreign visits in both Houses of Parliament tomorrow.

Party Chief Amit Shah told the members to step up efforts for BJP’s membership drive as it had crossed the 1.1 crore membership mark so far. Shah said the party aims at making 10 crore members in this membership drive from the current 4 crore members.

Shah cited the example of Prime Minister Modi where on his plea in Assam the daily online membership had swelled from 4,000-6,000 to 75,000 in a single day.

Talking about Delhi elections, the party president said all MPs will address around 2,000 poll meetings in the national capital and around 200 MPs have already given their nod for addressing such meeting in Delhi during the current Winter Session of Parliament ahead of Delhi Assembly polls.

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