December 14, 2016 5:18:35 am
Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari has asked party cadre to start distributing laddoos at people’s doorstep from Wednesday — to thank them for their “patience” against the backdrop of demonetisation.
The Indian Express had reported about Delhi BJP’s decision on Tuesday. The Delhi unit held a meeting of the core team Tuesday, and a decision was taken to start distributing laddoos — one per household — with immediate effect.
Tiwari said the enthusiasm among cadre prompted him to start the drive sooner than planned. He added that people should not refer to demonetisation as note bandi, but it should rather be called note badli.
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“The name of the new initiative is ‘Thanks and feedback programme’. The plan is to give one laddoo to each household. Some party cadre suggested that laddoos should be distributed at ATM queues as well. So that might happen too. Our aim is to thank those who are part of this economic revolution and get their feedback,” said Tiwari.
The workers who will distribute laddoos will also note down feedbacks. The feedback will then be forwarded to the district president who, in turn, will send them to the Delhi unit chief. Tiwari plans to collate all suggestions and send it to the Centre so that it can be analysed.
Jai Prakash, one of the vice-presidents of the Delhi BJP, already distributed laddoos at Kamla Nagar market on Tuesday. “We distributed laddoos to people standing in ATM and bank queues. We got a good response from almost everyone,” he said.
Hitting out at the opposition for criticising demonetisation, Tiwari said that the PM is on the verge of bringing about a revolution that “some people” are unable to understand.
On the inconvenience faced by people, the Delhi BJP chief said that the corrupt bankers are to be blamed. “Phase 2 of the drive is to arrest corrupt people and punish them,” said Tiwari.
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