The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will launch a mega-budget reach out on 4 and 5 February across India to bring to the fore what the budget means for each and every citizen, cutting across age, caste, creed, and profession. Union ministers will travel across the country for this budget reach-out programme. “During this reach-out programme, union ministers will hold a press conference on the budget and at the same time interact with people across the strata, including prominent citizens and intellectuals,” top sources said.
Earlier in the morning, BJP national president J.P. Nadda held a meeting with the ministers to fine-tune the details of the programme. As per the sources, Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur would go to Jammu, while Tourism Minister G. Kishen Reddy would head to Kochi. Meanwhile, Union Minister of State for Entrepreneurship, Skill Development, Electronics and Technology Rajeev B Chandrashekar will go to Coimbatore, and Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Culture Arjun Ram Meghwal will travel to Raipur, Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat will travel to Bhopal, whereas Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal will go to Bengaluru.
The programmes for other ministers are also being firmed up. Meanwhile, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will hold a briefing for the BJP MPs in both of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha on Friday, sources said. She will explain the budget to the MPs in the meeting. The briefing will be held at 9 a.m. at the Balayogi Auditorium in the Parliament Library Building in the national capital. All MPs have been informed.