People are fed up with LDF and UDF: Jagat Prakash Nadda

BJP National President Hon’ble Sh Jagat Prakash Nadda addressed a public rally in Karunagappally, Kerala on April 1, here are the key points of his speech: 

  • There is a sea change in Kerala from the last election. People are fed up with LDF and UDF, and now they want to give a chance to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). They believe that Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji has taken care of them. 
  • This land has been known for cashew processing, coir industries and economic activities. But I also must say that this land hasn’t been able to generate employment because of the policy paralysis and governance of LDF-UDF for a long time. They haven’t taken any initiative for development of this area. Both these parties have tried to hamper the cultural and traditional aspects of this land. 
  • LDF is linked to Gold Scam and UDF is linked to Solar scam. Both are scamsters and believe in corruption and should be sent away! UDF and LDF haven’t taken any initiative for development of the area, and both have tried to hamper the cultural and traditional aspects of the land.
  • Congress means ‘Mission in Corruption’, ‘Vision of Communalism’ and ‘Action of Destruction’. Both LDF and UDF have been causing the destruction of the cultural fabric of this land. They’ve tried to crush religious sentiments of the people of the region.
  • It was this LDF govt that lathicharged on the devotees of Lord Ayyappa and tried to put cases on people who were fighting for religious sentiments of Lord Ayyappa and Sabarimala Temple. The UDF remained as a mute spectator and just did lip service. It was only the BJP who fought tooth and nail for traditions of Lord Ayyappa and people of Kerala.
  • Former PM Manmohan Singh did not bother to talk to the people of Kerala when the stampede took place at Sabarimala Temple. On the contrary, when the accident took place in the temple in Kollam, our Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi reached Kerala within three hours for the people of Kerala.
  • We’ve been able to increase our vote share from 5% to 17%. We’ve also been able to add our representatives in the Legislative Assembly. This time, we’re trying to take a big leap with your blessings. PM Modi has always stood for cultural and emotional support for Kerala. I feel this time the people of Kerala are going to support and increase both our seat share and vote share, and we will be doing good in coming times as far as Kerala is concerned.
  • When 46 nurses of Kerala were abducted in ISIS-controlled regions, and 40 nurses were abducted in Libya, it was the political intervention of PM Modi that rescued all of them and brought them back to Kerala safely. When Father Alexis was captured in Afghanistan, it was PM Modi’s political skill that helped him rescue Father Alexis.
  • The people of Kerala are very clear that Prime Minister Modi has given full financial support as far as development is concerned, be it National Highways, Railways, Infrastructure, Metro, and other projects. But at the same time, they feel cheated by the LDF government, and because of the apathetic attitude by the UDF, the people here feel that the support given by PM Modi has not been utilized here by the LDF government. So, now they want to throw lock stock and barrel- the LDF government and want to see that BJP gets an edge here.
  • Thrissur was the first district to become digital. A gas pipeline has been set up from Kochi-Mangalore and Rs 3,000 crore is being spent under ‘One Nation, One Grid’. The Kanyakumari-Mumbai economic corridor will boost economic activities in Kerala.
  • These days both the LDF and Congress party are talking about the people. They say they will bring pro-people policies. One of the lady leaders of the Congress party has asked what the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has done? What Modiji has done for the women, farmers, etc? I really sympathise with her because her information, knowledge about these activities is very limited. They don’t know what is happening. They don’t know that under Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi it is the 40 crore women, people who have joined the Jan Dhan yojna and they have opened their bank accounts. During the corona pandemic from 3 months, Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi directly disbursed Rs 1,500 to 20 crore women at the time of crisis. 11.7 crore farmers have received Rs 18,000 each, empowering them financially. In Kerala, 26 lakh farmers have benefited from this.
  • If I talk about the Ujjawala Yojna, about 8 crore sisters have benefitted by free LPG cylinders and connections. This year 1 core will be added. In Kerala, around 2.5 lakh people have been added. This is women empowerment. If I talk about Swachh Bharat, 11 crore toilets have been constructed that means in this country after 70 years of independence 11 crore families were without toilets. In Kerala, 2 lakh people were without toilets. Around 2.5 lakh toilets were made in Kerala. This is empowering women. If I talk about Pradhan Mantri Kisan Bima Yojna, People in Kerala have benefitted. If I talk about the youth, it is the Atma Nirbhar Bharat, under which around Rs 3 lakh crore will be disbursed as collateral free loans to the youth for the MSME sector. If I talk about Ayushman Bharat, 50 crore people, 40% of India’s population have benefitted. It is the world’s largest public health insurance scheme.
  • In 2014, Kerala got only Rs 45,000 crore, but after Shri Narendra Modi became the Prime Minister in 2014, Kerala got Rs 2 lakh crore. This is three times more than what the UPA allocated to this great state.
  • In the same way, if I talk about development, the 1,760 km long Mumbai-Kanyakumari Economic Corridor, which is going to generate lakhs of jobs for the youth and it is also going to give a massive boost to economic and business activity in the areas between Mumbai and Kanyakumari. It is being made with a cost of Rs 50,000 crores. This corridor will further improve the living conditions of the people and will also lead to prosperity in south India. But I am sorry to say that when we make national highways and Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi gives money, It is the state government’s inefficiency which is not able to give land.