Friday, January 29, 2010

The Pioneer > Online Edition : >> Saffron party goes green

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    • Kumar Uttam
    • BJP to set up eco-friendly camp for national council meet
    • His idea to hold the party’s national council meeting in tents raised many eyebrows within the BJP. Here comes another novel idea from BJP president Nitin Gadkari — an eco-friendly camp for the meeting venue.

      Gadkari, whose election as BJP president would be ratified in the meeting at Indore between February 17 and 19, had suggested this eco-friendly theme to the organsiers.

      Plastic would be completely banned at the meeting venue — named after former president Kushabhau Thackeray — and handmade products, recycled papers, jute bags and other eco-friendly articles would be used. Smoking would obviously be not allowed inside the meeting venue and the camp would have wireless Internet and telephone connectivity.

      “We are also making arrangements for bio-diesel and battery operated vehicles to ferry leaders from one point to the other at the meeting venue. Bicycles would also be made available to those who would prefer to work out a little bit,” Madhya Pradesh’s Commerce & Industries Minister Kailash Vijayvargiya told The Pioneer here on Wednesday.

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