New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday asked Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) parliamentarians to embark on ‘padayatra’ in their constituencies and cover a distance of 150 km between October 2 and October 31, to mark the birth anniversaries of Mahatma Gandhi and Vallabhbhai Patel respectively. Also Read - Laga Bhi Dia, Pata hi Nahi Chala: PM Modi to Sister P Niveda After Receiving Covaxin Jab
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“In his address, PM mentioned a very important program regarding ‘Gandhi 150’, the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Between 2 Oct-31 Oct, a 150 km long pad yatra will be undertaken in each Lok Sabha constituency,”Union Minister Pralhad Joshi told reporters after BJP Parliamentary Party meet today. Also Read - Slapped, Punched, Dragged: BJP Worker's 85-Year-Old Mother Recounts Alleged Assault By TMC Men | Video
He added,”Rajya Sabha MPs will be allotted a constituency. 15-20 teams will be formed in each constituency. They will undertake 15 km ‘padyatra’ daily. MPs will organise programs on Gandhi ji, freedom struggle, tree plantation. There’ll be a party level committee to implement it.”
Elaborating further, the Union Minister said that these ‘yatras’ will focus on revival of villages and making them self-reliant.