The meeting of chief ministers of BJP-ruled states held on Saturday set up a committee to devise replicable plans for poverty alleviation. The committee includes Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan, Jharkhand chief minister Raghubar Das, Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, and BJP vice president Vinay Sahasrabuddhe. “Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in the meeting that in BJP-ruled states, the Centre’s schemes for poverty alleviation and other schemes related to social security should be implemented in an ‘ideal way’ .
“There are some schemes that are only applicable to one State, others that are replicable. This committee will go through all that and come up with a Poverty Alleviation Agenda, that will be implemented in BJP-ruled states,” said Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chauhan.
Modi spoke of six areas where the government was keen to ensure rapid transformation — poverty alleviation, rural development, women’s empowerment, employment of youth, good governance and Swachch Bharat, said Mr. Sahasrabuddhe, who also briefed the media after the day-long event.
The setting up of a committee comes a day after the PM called for “rapid” rather than “incremental” changes in the country and its development.
The day-long meeting was inaugurated by BJP president Amit Shah who said the party ruled over 51 percent of the country’s landmass and 37 percent 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.