Since Narendra Modi has held the Prime Minister’s office, each year late Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s birth anniversary is celebrated as Good Governance Day or Sushasan Diwas. 2020 will be no different, but this year, PM Modi and BJP government aims to make use of Good Governance Day to appease the farmers.
With the continual protest of farmer’s against the three farm laws with the demands that all of the laws ought to be repelled, the ruling party has taken an initiative to reconcile with the farmer’s unions by making this issue the main theme of the Good Governance Day.
In a massively laid out plan for the appeasement and reconciliation with farmers, the Prime Minister is scheduled to be giving an address virtually at noon.
Prime Minister Modi is also planning to release a benefit plan under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi(PM-Kisan). This benefit plan will be financial in nature and according to the reports, the PM will enable the transfer of over Rs. 18,000 crore to more than 9 crore farmer’s and their families.
Under this scheme, a benefit of Rs. 6,000/year is going to be provided to farmers which will be payable in three equal installments of Rs. 2000 each every four months. Additionally, Modi is also planned to have a conversation with farmers virtually from six different states.
Moreover, MPs, MLAs, mayors also have been instructed to connect with the masses that are on the grassroot level. Before PM’s address, the party leaders are supposed to organize meetings where they will be outlining the implications and potential benefits of the three farm laws to the farmer’s and masses at various levels.
It would be interesting to see whether BJP and PM Modi’s efforts to appease and reconcile with the country’s farmers will bear any consequential fruit in the already dire situation of the farmer’s protest.
Whether or not this happens, only time, political maneuvering and the farmer’s union leaders’ disposition will tell, meanwhile let’s look at what Good Governance Day is all about.
When 92-year-old former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was announced as the recipient of Bharat Ratna(India’s highest civilian award for merit) in 2014, the newly then Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the birth anniversary of the former Prime Minister will be celebrated annually in India as Good Governance Day.
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