Source: News Bharati English28 Aug 2016 16:19:33

New Delhi, Aug 28:  Prime Minister Modi has exhorted the chief Ministers of BJP-ruled states for speedy implementation of various pro-poor schemes which should become a role model for other states. He was addressing the first meeting of BJP Chief Ministers after assuming office in 2014.

He advised all the chief ministers to engage multiple projects with efficient delivery mechanism. He further added that chief ministers should not just move to one project after finishing another and instead take up several programmes together without showing any lapse.

The day-long meeting was inaugurated by BJP president Amit Shah. He said the party ruled over 51 per cent of the country's landmass and 37 per cent population, adding that States would play a key role in the success of the Narendra Modi government's welfare policies as they are responsible for executing 65 of the 80 such schemes launched by it. The meeting was well attended by the party's Parliamentary Board members and its presidents in the states where it is in power.

Shah, has set up a committee to devise an agenda for poverty alleviation that could be replicated in all States ruled by the party. He asked the party's chief ministers to make their states an effective instrument for execution of the Centre's "pro-poor" and "good governance" agenda.

Chief ministers of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Jharkhand — Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Devendra Fadnavis, Raghubar Das respectively along with party vice president Vinay Sahasrabuddhe will prepare the welfare agenda for poor people that will fix a few common goals for the party-ruled states besides identifying schemes which they could give special focus.

The day-long meeting here deliberated over six subjects, including welfare of the poor and farmers, woman empowerment, youth and employment besides good governance, with Modi speaking about a host of schemes covering these sectors.