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Rajnath addresses Shivraj as ‘incumbent CM’ of MP, says he will get back the post
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Rajnath addresses Shivraj as ‘incumbent CM’ of MP, says he will get back the post

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New Delhi, Feb 3 : Union Home Minister and BJP's newly appointed chairman of the Manifesto Committee Rajnath Singh on Sunday committed a minor faux when he addressed Shivraj Singh Chouhan as the 'mukhya mantri -incumbent CM' of Madhya Pradesh and corrected himself however saying soon he will get back the post.

Mr Singh referred to Mr Chouhan, who was recently ousted from Madhya Pradesh citadel of power, as 'mukhya mantri' when he said the former Chief Minister will be the convenor for the party to interact with citizens and other stake holders on farmers welfare and agrarian issue.

Speaking at the party function for the launch of party's hyped campaign 'Bharat Ke Mann Ki Baat - Modi Ke Saath' here, Mr Singh corrected himself quickly saying, "after all he was there as Chief Minister for 15 long years, so we are fixed at calling him Chief Minister".

".....phir se ho jayenge (He will again get back his post)," Mr Singh referred albeit in a lighter sense.

At the function, BJP national president Amit Shah and Rajnath Singh launched a month long special 'Bharat Ke Mann Ki Baat - Modi Ke Saath' campaign seeking to enlist views and suggestions from at least 10 crore families to help BJP draft their Sankalp Patra (manifesto) for ensuing polls.

Other convenors who will interact with different sections of people on various issues include the likes of Smriti Irani for women welfare, Rajeev Chandrashekhar for youth and sports matters, Arun Jaitley for finance matters, Dr Harsh Vardhan for good governance and science and Vinay Sahasrabuddhe for foreign policy matters and Indian neighbourhood.

Importantly, from BJP's electoral strategy, the Gautam Buddha Nagar MP and Union Minister Mahesh Sharma will head the sub-committee in the manifesto panel that will interact with citizens on Ram Janmabhoomi, Ganga and Yoga, Mr Rajnath said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also tweeted seeking people's suggestions and wrote: "What you all share will form the blueprint of our ‘Sankalp Patra’ for the 2019 election".

"Participative democracy is an article of faith for our party. We have always worked to be an effective voice for rights and well-being of each and every Indian and to build a strong and prosperous India," tweeted Mr Modi, who is on a day long visit to Jammu and Kashmir.

"Your voice is of utmost importance. Urging you all to take part in 'Bharat ke Mann ki Baat, Modi ke Saath’, a unique effort by BJP to get citizen feedback," the Prime Minister wrote.(UNI)