Akhilesh to reach masses doing Mann Ki Baat through letters
Lucknow: Taking a cue from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has also decided to do his 'Mann ki Baat' but not on radio but through letters as a precursor to an expounded campaign ahead of state assembly polls of 2017.
Akhilesh has already initiated the process by sending 25000-30000 letters to different people, to start with those ones who benefited out of the CM's discretionary funds for their medical treatment. The twin-purpose behind the move is to expand government's reach to the common people and also to sensitise them about its achievements during the last four years.
What is in the letters?
- According to the sources, these letters will tell about the public welfare schemes started by the government. The people will be impressed upon how these schemes benefited them.
- The message of 'good governance' will be further disseminated by expanding this mode of communication as elections approach.
Spent Rs 135 crores on treatment:
- Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, soon after assuming the post, had announced free treatment of chronic disease for citizens of poor economic background. An amount of Rs 135 crores had been spent on this in the last financial year, an official spokesman told newztrack.com.
- Akhilesh government , in fact, had always accentuated on free medical and free education facilities.
Had earlier written letters to Gram Pradhan and teachers:
- Akhilesh, in fact, had also written letters to the newly elected Gram Pradhan acquainting them of various governmental schemes and how to implement those at panchayat level.
- Similarly, he wrote letters to the teachers and urged them to promote ‘literacy movement’ in the state.
CM secretariat is involved
- The role of sending letters and deciding the content of the letters has been assigned to a senior officer in Chief minister's secretariat.