New Delhi, Feb 9: After the “Chai-pe-Charcha” campaign during the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday asked his party MPs to hold “lunch pe charcha” to spread the good points of the Union Budget 2018-19 among the people.
The Prime Minister’s suggestion came at a BJP Parliamentary party meeting where party chief Amit Shah described Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s behaviour as “undemocratic” and suggested ways to counter his criticism of the Rafale fighter deal. Sources present at the meeting said the Prime Minister described the Union budget as positive for the middle class and farmers and asked them to discuss its benefits among the masses.
The sources said Modi asked the MPs to hold such ‘lunch pe charcha’ by bringing their own tiffin in every assembly segment of their constituency during the Budget Session break. At the meeting, two booklets containing the Prime Minister’s speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos and Shah’s speech at various platforms were distributed among the MPs. The booklet, with the title “Unbeatable Global Legend”, contains articles published in around 25 global newspapers about Modi’s speech at Davos. BJP sources said the booklet was prepared by party General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya. In his address, Shah attacked the Congress and its President for raising questions over the Rafale deal and creating pandemonium in the Lok Sabha during the Prime Minister’s reply to the debate on the President’s address. (IANS)