Now, NaMo Tea Party propagates Modi's Gujarat model
- Rajnath Singh does a Sonia Gandhi, meets top Shia clerics in Lucknow
- Gandhi vs Gandhi: Priyanka slams Varun, says LS poll not a family tea party
- Supreme Court grants recognition to transgenders as third category of sex
- SC rejects Kejriwal's plea to stay trial in defamation case filed by Kapil Sibal's son
- Modi equates Rahul with kids, says âtoffeeâ has caught his fancy after âballoonâ
Amid the ongoing war of words among political parties about BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's humble background as 'tea seller', a group of Modi's fans with support of BJP leaders are holding tea parties in Uttar Pradesh to educate them how to communicate the achievements of Modi-led Gujarat government and development oriented vision of the BJP in public.
The tea party organisers have taken the idea from US where candidates before the elections hold such tea parties to interact with intellectuals and influential people of different sections of the society. Leaders of BJP, academicians, students of IITs, management institutions, medicos, legal experts and workers of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) too are attending these tea parties.
Five such tea parties have already held in Lucknow, Kanpur, Allahabad, Varanasi and Jhansi and others are proposed in Gorakhpur, Mathura, Agra, Delhi, Bangalore and Pune this month.
An Ahmedabad based Chartered Accountant Shailesh Tiwari who belongs to Faizabad district of UP is leading the campaign under the banner of 'NaMo Tea Party' - an organisation set up by him with other such 'non-political' professionals to hold the tea parties. The organisation has planned such tea parties in 200 cities across the country before the Lok Sabha elections.
The tea party in Lucknow was held recently at BJP state headquarters. A tea party held in Kanpur on Monday was attended by BJP state spokesperson Manoj Mishra and Vinay Tiwari who heads BJP's state IT cell. Anil Tiwari who is convener of BJP's IT cell for Awadh region was in-charge of that tea-party.
"In these tea parties, we tell the people about the achievements of Modi led Gujarat government in the field of good governance and development. We are also telling people how to popularise the achievements of Modi government in public," Shailesh Tiwari said.
- Modi wave is a myth, says Siddaramaiah
- In Mandya, discordant notes in show of Cong unity
- ‘Fakir’ Jankar takes on Pawar might in battle against ‘dynasty’
- Ballot paper in Braille to help blind persons cast their vote
- AAP volunteer attacked
- 64-year-old fights for Punjabi language, gets little support from political parties