New Delhi, Apr 8: Echoing an appeal by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP President Amit Shah has asked all party MPs, MLAs and office bearers to immediately surrender their subsidised LPG cylinders.
In a letter to BJP MPs, MLAs, state unit presidents and all national office bearers and general secretaries (organisations), Shah has asked them to ensure that the appeal by the Prime Minister for them to surrender their LPG subsidy is honoured with immediate effect.
Modi had said at a public rally in Bangalore, where he was attending the party's national executive, that all those who are economically well off should surrender their LPG subsidy so that the money saved can be utilised for public welfare.
Shah, in his letter, told party leaders that after giving up their LPG subsidy, they should inform the Petroleum Ministry or their nearest LPG centre about the same.
The BJP chief, too, had made a similar appeal at the national executive meeting. Meanwhile, in another letter to BJP office bearers, state presidents, general secretaries (organisation) and national executive members, Shah asked them to see to it that the Prime Minister's tweets reached every common man who does not have an internet connection.
He said that the Prime Minister's tweets can be accessed by dialling a number and the person dialling it can get all the posts put up by him on micro-blogging website Twitter.com.
"This message needs to be taken to the grassroots level, so that the Prime Minister's messages can be taken to every common man free of cost, for which the internet facility is not required," he said.