PM Narendra Modi on Monday launched the Saubhagya Yojana, which aims to provide electricity to all homes by December 2018. The big announcement comes on the same day when the BJP kicked off its national executive meet in Delhi. The two occasions have been held to coincide with the conclusion of the month-long birth centenary celebration of RSS ideologue Deen Dayal Upadhyaya. The PM said everyone in ‘New India’ would have electricity. The total cost of the project would be over Rs 16,000 crore, but we will not let the burden fall on the poor, he said, and promised free connections to the poor.