Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah addressed a public meeting on the occasion of Kerala Vijay Yatra in Thiruvananthapuram on March 7 and called for ‘Self-reliant New Kerala’. Earlier, the Hon’ble Home Minister also visited the Sri Ramakrishna Math in Thiruvananthapuram and offered prayers there.
Addressing the public meeting, the Home Minister said, “I am feeling immense pleasure by coming to Thiruvananthapuram. Today, with the beginning of Vijay Sankalp Abhiyan, the campaign of Bharatiya Janata Party and NDA is also beginning. Travancore Maharaj dedicated this land of Lord Padmanabha at his feet and tried to rule politely for generations. Thiruvananthapuram is the only place in the world whose land is ruled by Lord Padmanabha. This sacred land of Kerala has always been the land of social renaissance and social reform movements. But unfortunately this land is known for corruption, political violence and disorder now.” With more than 62 big rallies and hundreds of rural rallies under the 1,940 km long Kerala Vijayayatra, which began with a pledge for change in Kerala, it was concluded in Thiruvananthapuram.
During this visit, a large number of dignitaries including Metro Man Shri E Sreedharan and former High Court Judge Shri PN Ravindran and many other people joined the party.
Shri Shah said that Kerala was known in the past for its development and growth. It was the first state to achieve literacy. It was the first state to give a massive boost to tourism, but today it is shuffling between the Left Democratic Front (LDF) and the United Democratic Front (UDF). There is a competition between LDF and UDF for not promoting Kerala, but who does more corruption. When UDF comes, it indulges in solar scam. When LDF comes it does gold scam and dollar scam.
While attacking the Kerala CM he said, I saw a statement by Kerala Chief Minister, Shri Pinarayi Vijayan saying that central agencies are working under political pressure. I want to ask a few questions to him from this public space and he should provide answers to these questions publicly. I want to ask the Kerala Chief Minister that did the main accused in the Dollar scam and the Gold scam work under you, your office? Please tell the people of Kerala. Whether your government gave these accused a monthly salary of Rs 3 lakh? Please also inform the people of Kerala. In the gold scam, whether your principal secretary included one of the main accused (woman) in an important government program using fake certificates and documents?
Whether you or your principal secretary took this main accused (women) on a foreign tour using public money? Why did this main accused (woman) visit the Chief Minister so frequently? Please tell the people of Kerala.
Shri Shah said Narendra Modi government at the centre has brought financial discipline. First time in the last 70 years, around 13 crore women have got LPG cylinders for cooking. More than 2.5 crore poor have got homes. Also all the poor households now have an electricity connection. Under the UPA government’s rule, Indian economy was at the 11th spot, but under Shri Narendra Modi, India is today at the 5th spot within a period of six years. The central government under the leadership of Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has launched the world’s biggest vaccination programme, but its is a matter of concern that Covid-19 cases are rising in Kerala. In flood management too, Kerala has failed. Around 500 deaths in a flood is unheard of under the leadership of Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi. The state government was not interested in saving those impacts by the floods, but was more interested in saving the accused in the Gold and Solar scams.
In total, the Narendra Modi government in the last six years has given around Rs 1.56 lakh crore to Kerala.