NEW DELHI: With its focus on Uttar Pradesh which goes to polls early next year, BJP will launch a series of programmes to highlight the achievement of its government that completes two years with Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing a major public rally in Saharanpur tomorrow. BJP national general secretary Anil Jain said that top cabinet ministers and party leaders will also hold various programmes to highlight the achievement of the government across the country from May 27 to June 15. “With Prime Minister’s event, programmes to highlight the achievement of government which completes two years tomorrow will begin. Prime Minister will address a programme on May 26 at Saharanpur,” Mr Jain said. Asked whether Saharanpur has been selected by the party as Uttar Pradesh is going to polls early next year, Jain said UP is a boll bound state and one cannot deny that the decision to hold PM’s programme there is because of that. “Prime Minister’s programme had to be started from some place or the other. Party leadership decided on Saharanpur. It is well known that elections are there and its a poll bound state. Last year, PM’s programme was in Mathura,” he said. “Then there was no election. But one cannot rule out the reason of elections for picking Saharanpur,” he said adding that PM will be in Shillong on May 27 while Party chief Amit Shah will interact with media on the same day. The BJP leader said that from May 27, the programme will be launched all over the country covering almost all the states. “The programme will cover 198 cities while 33 teams have been formed in which Cabinet ministers, Minister of States and party leaders are there. These three member team will visit six states,” he said. On May 27, Ministers and prominent party leaders will hold programmes all over the country. This include programmes of Rajnath Singh in Delhi, Sushma Swaraj and Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi in Jaipur, Arun Jaitley in Lucknow, Venkaiah Naidu in Bangalore and Manohar Parrikar in Chennai.
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Launched: 28 August 2014 Main Objective: Financial inclusion and access to financial services for all households in the country. Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) is a national mission to bring comprehensive financial inclusion of all the households in the country. Under the PMJDY, any individual above the age of 10 years and does not ave a bank account can open a bank account without depositing any money. The scheme was to ensure the access to financial services such as banking / savings & deposit Accounts, remittance, credit, debit cards, insurance and pension in affordable manner. The scheme was mostly targeted to the people belonging to the Below Poverty Line but is beneficial to everyone who does not have a bank account. Jan Dhan Yojana has seen a great success, about 21 Crore accounts have been opened in just about one and half year under the scheme. Out of the total 12.87 crore in rural area and 8.13 Crore accounts have been opened in urban areas. Despite of zero minimum balance, there is 33074.89 crore rupees balance in these accounts with 28.88% accounts opened with zero balance. Official Website: http://www.pmjdy.gov.in
Governor O P Kohli administered the oath of office and secrecy to 60-year-old Rupani and Nitin Patel. 8 Cabinet rank ministers and 16 other ministers also took oath. Vijay Rupani and Nitin Patel were sworn in as the Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister of Gujarat respectively on Sunday at a swearing-in ceremony in Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar. Governor O P Kohli administered the oath of office and secrecy to 60-year-old Rupani and Patel. Eight Cabinet rank ministers and 16 other ministers also took oath during the ceremony. The swearing-in ceremony was attended by BJP President Amit Shah, veteran BJP leader L K Advani,Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, former chief minister Anandiben Patel among other BJP leaders. Nine ministers from the Anandiben government have been dropped. Former state minister for Home Rajnibhai Patel and Women and Child Development Minister Vasuben Trivedi, considered as loyals of Anandiben Patel, have been dropped from the new Cabinet. This is the first instance in Gujarat of a deputy Chief Minister in a BJP government. The others who were dropped from Rupani’s Cabinet include Finance Minister Saurabh Patel, Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Ramanlal Vora and Science and Technology Minister Govind Patel.