BJP's 'Sankalp Yatra' from August 15
The BJP has asked its party MPs to take up "sankalp yatra" or pledge march between August 15-30 with the deadline for completion of tasks relating to the welfare of the poor, social harmony and good governance by 2022, in time for the 75th anniversary of India's Independence.
"On the lines of the 'Tiranga Yatra' taken out by party MPs last year, PM has asked our MPs to hold a 15-day long 'sankalp yatra' (journey for pledge) from Independence Day with three causes, so that there is an improved quality of life for people in all parts of the country by 2022 when the country would celebrate 75 years of freedom," said Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar said.
He was speaking after the BJP parliamentary meet was over in New Delhi on Tuesday.
This planned campaign echoes Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of 'New India'.
In the last parliamentary board meet PM had stated that from 1947, till now India reached new heights but in 2022, India will become a power to reckon with in the world.
It may be recalled that after winning the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, PM Modi said that the election results are a foundation for a "New India", he had also urged people to take a pledge to build it by 2022 - three years beyond the NDA government's current tenure.