1. ‘Give it up’, PM Narendra Modi asks better-offs to forgo LPG subsidy

‘Give it up’, PM Narendra Modi asks better-offs to forgo LPG subsidy

Prime Minister Narendra Modi coined a new slogan - "give it up" - to exhort the better off sections of society to forego their LPG subsidy...

By: | Bengaluru | Published: April 4, 2015 8:30 AM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi coined a new slogan – “give it up” – to exhort the better off sections of society to forego their LPG subsidy that can be utilised in providing subsidised LPG connections to the poor.

Urging the well-off to give up their LPG subsidy, he said “gas cylinders surrendered by them would be transferred to the poor who use wood for cooking. If one crore people give up their LPG subsidy, one crore poor people will benefit as they will be given new LPG cylinders instead.

“Give it up” campaign should be taken up on the lines of “Swacch Bharat” and “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao initiatives, Modi said adding “I appeal to all MPs, MLAs, ministers, IAS and IPS officers, professors and professionals to forgo their LPG subsidy and derive happiness by doing so.

Addressing a public meeting on the sidelines of BJP’s two-day National Executive meeting which began here, Modi also pitched for reforms in agriculture sector.

He, however, refrained from making any reference to the controversial land acquisition bill over which the Opposition is on the warpath against the government.

In his nearly hour-long address, Modi assured the people that his government would fulfil all the promises made on bringing back the black money stashed abroad.

He cited the measures taken so far including a bill with stringent provisions against those concealing their money held overseas.

The rally was attended by the entire top brass of BJP including party President Amit Shah, veterans L K Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, besides other cabinet ministers and Chief Ministers of BJP-ruled states.

Modi said his government was making all efforts to provide strength to farmers and safeguard their interests to help make them prosperous. “Farmers need technology in agriculture sector. They need infrastructure. They need electricity and water. We want to strengthen the agriculture sector and our plan is to help provide water to farmers and also protect their land.”

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    MKrishnan
    Apr 4, 2015 at 10:00 am
    Leaders must set precedents by first opting out subsidy. Most of them are reporteredly crorepathies, can we have the list of people who have declined free LPG supply, free air travels etc. Can PM give out list of his MPs who are willing to sacrifice ? Preaching is easy but not practice!
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      Nataraj
      Apr 4, 2015 at 10:14 am
      We respectfully and lovingly note the coining of the new slogan - "give it up" - to exhort the better off sections of society to forego their LPG subsidy that can be utilised in providing subsidized LPG connections to the poor. The purpose & significance of this thinking is fair and proper. In this regard we have a few suggestions to make it to receive more favorable responses and humbly submit the same before your respected authority The project "give it up" is by the public and for the public. Your addressing of people, press releases etc are fine but may not receive the due attention and response. In order to make this public friendly programme a success you need to go to the public and reach a large number of public to ensure its success. Therefore: 1. Make one suitable application/ form that should be filled by the respondent who wish to adhere to - "give it up" 2. There should be provision for the respondent to withdraw his request at later a date as one cannot say that one’s financial position remains same throughout his life. For example a person in service can do it but the same person on retirement may not be able to afford it. Also, a provision to exercise his right to withdraw makes him more confident and comfortable and allows him to take a risk. However, whatever it may be the individual quantum but when it comes in large number it helps the end beneficiary 3. Every LPG distributor shall supply a form each to every subscriber family that comes under their dealership. Easy availability of the form make its more friendly 4. The same forms shall be available conuously at banks, revenue offices, other government offices etc
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