Recently, Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal and Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar made fun of Modi's humble background before he joined the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.
Beginning on February 1, Modi will make live interaction with people at 1,000 tea stalls across 300 parliamentary constituencies using the Internet and DTH technology. He will also address certain number of street corner meetings called 'Chai Pe Charcha with NaMo' a day.
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Sources in Citizens for Accountable Governance (CAG), an NGO manned by IIT and IIM graduates which looks after the BJP leader's poll planning, said the latter will discuss various issues with common people at tea shops across the nation. They said that talks have been held with tea stalls in 300 cities and local party leaders and noted citizens would facilitate the talks between Modi and the commoners.
Recently, Modi's party decided to give VIP passes to around 10,000 roadside tea vendors in Mumbai to hear him in a rally.