Prime Minister Narendra Modi today told party MPs that a host of programmes including seminars and conferences on ‘Good Governance’ will be held on December 25 that coincides with former Prime Minister A B Vajpayee’s birthday.
The Prime Minister had earlier announced that the day be celebrated across the country for good governance, which he said was ushered in the previous NDA regime led by Vajpayee and is being carried out in this government.
A campaign on Clean India, holding debates and discussions on good governance addressed by top BJP leaders, eliciting suggestions from public to improve governance and distributing literature on it during the previous six-year NDA regime and during the six months of this government will mark the day.
Elborating on the programme at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Parliamentary Party meeting at Parliament House library, he said service to society will be initiated by holding of camps on health, eye care, blood donation and distribution of blankets and other essentials to the poor in hospitals on the day, party sources said.
Besides Prime Minister Modi, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu spoke on good governance and the current impasse created by opposition.
Jaitley said that government was keen to get bills passed and would not be cowed down by the opposition agenda. He also said that the opposition was hell-bent on wasting this session.
“The opposition does not want any discussion, but wants destruction of the current session,” Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi told reporters after the meeting.
He said the opposition has this agenda in mind and did not want government to carry out any legislative business which the government is very keen to do.
All party MPs including Union Ministers Rajnath Singh, Sushma Swaraj and Nitin Gadkari were present at the meeting.