Laying the foundation stone for BJP party offices in 16 districts at a function held in Tiruvallur, Tamil Nadu on 30 November, 2019 BJP National Working President Shri JP Nadda said the central government believes in the principle enunciated by the PM Shri Narendra Modi- ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas’. “We work with taking everybody together and for the development of every individual, Tamil Nadu and India,” he said and added that the BJP does not work from the houses of leaders.
The 16 districts which will get new office buildings are- Thiruvallore, Dharmapuri, Kanyakumari, Krishnagiri, Nagapattinam, Namakkal, Pudhukotai, Ramanathapuram, Thuthukudi, Thiruvanamalai, Thankore, Virudhunagar, Vizhupuram, Vellore, Theni and Tirunelveli.
Speaking at the foundation Shri JP Nadda said the Tamil culture was not for Tamil Nadu alone but for the whole country, and added, Tamil was the oldest language. He said the central government and the party were committed to bring everyone together for the development of Tamil Nadu, India and every individual.
The Working President also lashed out at the opposition parties including DMK in Tamil Nadu saying its contribution to development is nothing and done nothing substantial to improve the quality of lives of farmers’ or poor. He said unlike the DMK, the BJP government at the Centre led by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi had launched several pro-people initiatives including a 100 per cent funding from the Central government to all farmer families across the country.
“PM Modi, under the Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana, is giving Rs. 6,000 per farmer (50 crore farmers) and is providing Rs. 75,000 crore for farmers every year,” he said.
On the other hand, the Congress and the DMK were saying they had waived Rs 53,000 crore farm loans, he added.
The BJP Working President said majority of parties work from the houses of the leaders but a democratic party like BJP works from an office. So, we decided to have a party office in each district. On the occasion Shri Nadda exuded confidence that BJP will soon emerge as a strongest political party in Tamil Nadu.
The BJP is devoted to strive for the well-being of Tamil Nadu he said while touching upon fishermen and the Cauvery issues. “We have also taken measures to ensure the shooting on the fishermen off the coast of Tamil Nadu ends. We’ve also settled the authority for Cauvery waters so that the rights of Tamil Nadu are secured,” he said.
BJP Working President also chaired a meeting with State Office Bearers and also held a meeting with State BJP Core Committee in Thiruvallur, Chennai. He said that our membership increased by 11 crores in just 54 days (March-April) during our membership drive. For it, our 1.80 lakhs karyakartas worked hard in the campaign and today, we have 17 crore members.
In the presence of Shri JP Nadda Tamil actress Namitha and actor Radha Ravi joined the BJP.
Rousing reception at Chennai airport
Earlier, on the arrival of Shri JP Nadda on a one-day visit to Tamil Nadu, he was given a rousing reception by scores of party functionaries at the Chennai airport.
Addressing Party Karyakartas, the BJP National Working President said that the emotional bonding and the warmth that I saw in the welcome shows that you have decided to change the destiny of Tamil Nadu and bring Bharatiya Janata Party here as one of the strongest political parties in coming times.
‘The support I witnessed here gives me the confidence to say that we the people of BJP will be able to positively change the lives of people of the State’.
He remembered noble saint Thiruvalluvar and said that his epic creation Thirukkural is a great source of inspiration for humanity. I pay my heartfelt tribute to him.
Later in a tweet Shri JP Nadda said, “I feel indebted…the people and the culture of Tamil Nadu is special which we will always remember”. Hailing Tamil culture as ancient culture, he said, “It has given direction not only to the people of Tamil Nadu but to the people in whole of India.”