In his address to the party's MPs during the parliamentary meet on December 20, after a tough Gujarat election, PM Modi had asked them to rope in the youth and millennials, who would soon be ready to vote. "It is a matter of joy for the Indians", said PM Modi. "We can have mock Parliaments in our districts, where we discuss how to make development a mass movement and transform India".
The prime minister also welcomed those born in the year 2000 to the electoral system as "they will become eligible voters" in 2018. "You too can be the makers of 21st century India and this opportunity comes into being, very specially, on the 1st of January", he said. The PM appealed to the youth to register themselves as voters.
"Almost 1300 Muslim women, from Kerala to North India, have applied to travel on Haj without a male guardian after we have scrapped that rule". The mock parliament will comprise one young representative selected from every district of India who would participate and deliberate on how a new India could be formed in the next five years. Modi said, "Many good wishes to all of you for the new year 2018". "I had a chance of meeting some daughters of Jammu and Kashmir".
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- A cleanliness survey will be conducted from 4th of January to 10th of March, 2018 to evaluate achievements in cleanliness level in our urban areas.
"Recently, I came to know of the inspiring story of Anjum Bashir Khan Khattak. I was amazed by spirit they had, the enthusiasm in their hearts and the dreams they nurtured". "Indian Democracy welcomes these new voters", he said.
Modi, during his monthly radio address of 'Mann ki baat', termed the policy of allowing Muslim women to perform Haj only in the company of a male guardian as "injustice", saying that the removal of the restriction of having a male guardian or "mahram" may appear as a "small thing", but such issues "have a far reaching impact on our image as a society". "The Republic Day will be celebrated with leaders of all 10 ASEAN countries coming to India as Chief Guests".