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Homemakers all set to meet Modi

Ranchi, Dec. 28: Fed up with the everyday battle against the kitchen budget, they have decided to turn to Narendra Modi.

Seventy homemakers, who are either members of Lioness Club of Ranchi or Anantpur Housewives’ Association, will be at the Dhurwa grounds tomorrow to not only hear the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate address the Vijay Sankalp Rally, but also meet him and express grievances against a lot of issues, including price hike.

They have registered themselves with NaMo Mantra, an organisation floated by former president of Lioness Club of Ranchi Poonam Anand that will organise the meeting with Modi, and have got special identity cards.

The women — 50 belonging to Anantpur Housewives Association and the rest from Lioness Club of Ranchi — have also pitched in money to offer voluntary services. They have gone from door to door to collect chuda (flattened rice) and gur (jaggery) that will be distributed among volunteers working at the rally, besides putting up NaMo tea kiosks near the venue for serving free lemon tea tomorrow.

“Our major concern is escalating prices of essential commodities. Hence, I decided to bring together the homemakers under a campaign and make them meet Modi so that they can voice their gripes,” said Anand, adding that they were charging Rs 100 from each homemaker to register with NaMo Mantra.

Hum log mehengai se tang aa chuke hain. Hum log parivartan chahte hain. (We are fed up with rising prices. We want change). We will organise another meeting to discuss the issues that we will take up with Modiji tomorrow,” said Urmila Motwani, a member of Anantpur Housewives Association.

The association, which came into being two months ago, is already on its toes to solve civic problems in their locality like shortage of water and electricity.

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