Khandwa: Anguished over the Madhya Pradesh government's decision to acquire school buses for Prime Minister's rally in Alirajpur district today, a class VIII student wrote an emotional letter to Narendra Modi, which prompted the district administration to withdraw their order requisitioning vehicles for the event.
PM Modi is due to visit the birth place of revolutionary leader Chandra Shekhar Azad at Bhabhra village today where he will address a public meeting at Jothrada village .
PM Modi will also launch "70 saal Azaadi, Yaad karo Qurbani" campaign today.
Devansh Jain, a student of Vidyakunj School in Khandwa, was upset his teachers told him that school will remain closed on August 9 and August 10 as buses were being acquired by the district administration for ferrying people for PM's programme.
In his letter addressed to the Prime Minister, Devansh said, "Modi uncle, is your meeting more important than school?" "I have also listened to your addresses in America where a lot of people were present, but none have not come to the venue in school buses".
Describing himself as PM Modi's fan, Devansh further stated that he has never missed the PM's "Mann Ki Baat" radio talk and had even picked up fight with his classmates who were teasing him for following PM Modi.
He also requested PM Modi to tell "Shivraj Mama" not to acquire school buses for the purpose as "you are not like Congress leaders and you have concern for our studies and future".
"If you do so then I will tell with vigour that in the meetings of my Modi uncle, crowd comes on its own and it is not managed," the letter said.
As the letter went viral on social media, an order on the instruction of the district collector was issued by the Joint Collector directing officials to immediately stop acquisition of vehicles/buses for ferrying people for the Prime Minister's Bhabhra visit.
Earlier, the joint collector had issued an order to the school with bus numbers and directed it to provide them to the concerned authorities for sending people to Bhabhra.
Assistant Transport Officer, Sunil Gaud has also issued the order directing officials to acquire vehicles/buses for the law and order purpose for the PM's visit.