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NDA MPs to be apprised of PM's ambitious projects at 'Diwali Milan'

PTI New Delhi | Updated on October 26, 2014 Published on October 26, 2014

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious projects such as the Clean India campaign and the MP Model Village scheme will be taken up during the high tea for NDA MPs this evening with a view to seek their support and participation for its success.

Along with refreshments, the MPs will be given ministerial presentations on PM’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY) at the tea party organised as part of Modi’s ‘Diwali Milan’.

“The MPs will be given presentations on Swacchh Bharat Abhiyan and Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana by the ministers concerned for their support and participation in making them a success. It will be followed by high tea,” Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar told PTI.

Union Minister for Rural Development Nitin Gadkari will give a presentation on SAGY and seek active participation from the MPs for the success of the programme which was launched by Modi on October 11.

Presentation on Swachh Bharat Abhiyan will be given by Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu.

The Diwali Milan get together hosted by PM is significant as it comes ahead of government formation in Maharashtra, amid speculation of a possible BJP-Shiv Sena tie-up.

Union Minister Anant Geete said all Shiv Sena MPs will be present at PM’s tea party but clarified that party supremo Uddhav Thackeray will not attend as the get together was only meant for NDA MPs.

Some of NDA allies will not be attending the Diwali Milan as they do not have a single leader elected as MP. These include BJP’s Tamil Nadu allies MDMK and DMDK.

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Published on October 26, 2014
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