To prepare its strategy for 2019 Lok Sabha polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Haryana will hold a ‘Manthan Shivir’ (deliberation camp) on 5 September.

The camp will be attended by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, other ministers and chairpersons and deputy chairpersons of all boards and corporations besides office-bearers of the party.

While making the announcement, Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Krishan Kumar Bedi said the ‘Manthan Shivir’ would be held in Chandigarh or a nearby area to hold discussions on welfare schemes launched by the Central and state governments.

The minister said that ‘Dhanyawad Rally’ of vegetable growing farmers would be organised at Naraingarh on 6 September and ‘Shramik Divas’ would be organised at Karnal on 17 September.

He said that ‘Ayushman Bharat Yojana’ would be launched across the country on the occasion of birthday of Prime Minister, Narendra Modi on 17 September. Bedi said the ‘Bhavantar Bharpayee Yojana’ launched by the state government is a unique scheme which has made farming risk-free.

Therefore, the farmers have decided to organise ‘Dhanyawad Rally’ at Naraingarh on 6 September under the leadership of minister of state for Labour and Employment, Nayab Singh.

The CM Khattar would be chief guest in this rally, he added. On giving constitutional status to the National Commission for Backward Classes by the Central Government, Bedi expressed gratitude towards the Prime Minister Modi and said that this would provide permanent solution to cases related to inclusion in backward classes or demand of reservation.

He said that now there would be no political interference in such matters and the Commission would take up all such cases. The minister said that ‘Ayushman Bharat Yojana’ would be launched across the country on the occasion of birthday of Mr. Modi on September 17 under which free of cost treatment facility up to Rs Five lakh would be provided to poor.

He said that Haryana government has already starting giving benefit of this scheme to poor people in the state. Benefit of this scheme is being provided through all district hospitals, Kalpana Chawla Medical College, Karnal, ESIC Medical Hospital, Faridabad and PGIMS, Rohtak, he added.