PM Modi tells ministers to spread word of our good work

Wednesday 01st February 2023 06:34 EST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged ministers to use social media more frequently and inform all demographic groups about the policies and programmes of his administration that have benefited them. Additionally, sources said, he urged them to inform people about how the BJP-led government has made decisions with the "poorest of the poor" in mind, without discriminating or using vote-bank tactics.

He also asked them to pay attention to the middle class. The statement comes a few days after he instructed BJP officials to engage people "from all strata of society" throughout the course of the next 400 days leading up to the next general election. Sources revealed that the PM’s reference during the meeting was how welfare schemes such as PM Awas Yojna, Ujjwala and free foodgrain to over 810 million people have benefited the needy from all castes and regions.

“There is a need to spread these good works done by the government in the past eight and-a-half years. We are guided by the principle of ‘antyodaya’ (taking benefits to the poorest of the poor). While doing so, there has been huge investment in physical and social infrastructure. The PM said we can take all these to the people,” according to source.

Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba gave a thorough presentation on the government's overall efforts in the social, economic, educational, and health sectors throughout the meeting's more than five hours. According to sources, he discussed how IITs and IIMs had been established across the nation for the benefit of students in remote areas. The ministers were given copies of Guaba's presentation as well as those of DPIIT secretary Anurag Jain and Information and Broadcasting secretary Apurva Chandra so they could review them and make plans if necessary.

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