Vajpayee’s birthday to be celebrated as ‘Good Governance Day’

Former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee’s birthday on December 25 would be observed as national ‘Good Governance Day’, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today.

Modi was addressing party MPs at the meeting of the BJP Parliamentary Party, where BJP President Amit Shah was also present.

“Prime Minister Narendra Modi told the party MPs that the birthday of former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee would be observed as national ‘Good Governance Day’ on December 25, where all BJP MPs and government officials will make the day symbolic of good governance,” Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Rajiv Pratap Rudy told reporters.

He said the Prime Minister also asked all party MPs to highlight all BJP-run governments and bodies across the country as models of good governance on the day.

“The Prime Minister also asked the BJP MPs to work for an hour in their respective constituencies for the ‘Clean India’ campaign,” Rudy said after the meeting at Parliament library building.

Earlier Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu congratulated the Prime Minister for his “successful” foreign visits to SAARC and Australia where he attended the G-20 Summit as party MPs felicitated the Prime Minister.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj stated that she would make a statement on the Prime Minister’s successful foreign visits in both Houses of Parliament tomorrow.

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