400 days left for polls, spread word of our good work: PM to ministers | India News

NEW DELHI: Three days before unveiling the Union Budget, Prime Minister Modi asked central ministers to actively post on social media the good deeds his government has done since coming to power in 2014, with a particular focus on the poor and the middle class.
Modi said this on Sunday at the council of ministers meeting where several presentations were given on the matter. The message comes just two weeks after the Prime Minister told BJP leaders and workers to reach out to people “from all walks of life” over the next 400 days, before the next general election.
Sources said the Prime Minister’s reference in the meeting was how welfare programs such as Prime Minister Awas Yojna, Ujjwala and free food for more than 81 residents have benefited poor people from all caste, religion and region. “It is necessary to spread these good deeds that the government has been doing for the past 8 and a half years. We are guided by the principle of ‘antyodaya’ (benefiting the poorest of the poor). In doing so, a huge investment has been made in physical and social infrastructure. The prime minister said we can bring all this to the people,” a source said.
During the meeting, which lasted more than five hours, cabinet secretary Rajiv Gauba detailed the overall work the government has done in the social, economic, educational and health sectors. Sources said he presented how IITs and IIMs have been opened in different parts of the country for the benefit of students in remote areas.
Copies of presentations by Guaba and two others, by DPIIT secretary Anurag Jain and Information and Broadcasting secretary Apurva Chandra, were shared with ministers so they could review these and plan suitable plan.
Jain in his presentation detailed the status of various projects undertaken by the government while Chandra suggested how to use social media platforms to spread the message of the work done by the government. implemented by the government.
Since coming to power, Prime Minister Modi has urged all ministers to be more active on social media, seeing it as the main source of information for the younger generation. Earlier, he pointed out that some ministers are falling behind on this score.


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