Bharatiya Janata Party National President Shri Jagat Prakash Nadda reached Himachal Pradesh on a four-day Pravas starting from 09 April, 2022 during which he participated in various programmes and held organisational meetings in view of the upcoming elections.
BJP National President’s Pravas commenced with a grand road show from Vidhan Sabha Chowk in the state capital of Shimla to Peterhoff. Thousands of BJP leaders and Karyakartas welcomed the party National President with the beats of drums and showering of flower petals. After that he addressed a massive public gathering at Peterhoff.
As per the schedule of the Pravas, on 10 April, 2022 Shri JP Nadda held a press conference in Shimla and chaired a booth meeting in Daseran. He also met party workers in Tutu, Darlaghat, Namhol, Bandla, Kothi, Chauk, Ghumani.
Next day i.e. on 11 April, the BJP National President interacted with party workers in Nichli Bhated – Mandir Shed, Salnoo, Mandrighat, Majhwar, Harlog, Hawan Panchayat Ghar, Talyana, Kuthera and Morsinghi.
On the last day of his Pravas, i.e. on 12 April, 2022 Shri Jagat Prakash Nadda visited AIIMS in Kothipura and inspected the ongoing work there. He also interacted with party workers in Jhandutta, Kandaur, Ghagas and Raghunath Pura.
Addressing the BJP Karyakartas in Peterhoff on 09 April, 2022 BJP National President Shri Jagat Prakash Nadda said, “The Bharatiya Janata Party government in the state has done massive development works, it has served the people well and taken care of the needs and welfare of all the sections of the society. I am fully confident that the people of Himachal Pradesh will once again bless and support the Bharatiya Janata Party and help in making its government in the state with massive majority”.
Shri Nadda said the rousing welcome given to him was the welcome of the Bharatiya Janata Party and all its workers. It is also the welcome of the works of our Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi which he has done for the development, progress, growth and prosperity of Himachal Pradesh. It is the welcome of the work done by the Bharatiya Janata Party government in the state for the welfare of poor, backward classes and dalits, for farmers, youth and women of the state.
He said in the recently concluded assembly elections in five states the Bharatiya Janata Party registered massive victory in four states and we have formed our government. For this historic and massive victory I thank the people of the four states.
PM MODI WORKING TIRELESSLY FOR POOREST OF THE POOR
Speaking to the Karyakartas Shri Nadda said Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has worked tirelessly for the poorest of the poor and ensured that they get included in the national mainstream. He has taken care of every section of the society and worked for people’s empowerment. The victory of the Bharatiya Janata Party in four states is a big stamp on the pro-poor, welfare and development policies of the Narendra Modi Government.
Now it is the turn of Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat. All the Bharatiya Janata Party workers have to take the pro-poor and development policies and programmes to all the households in these states. We have to highlight the achievements and good work done by the Narendra Modi Government and the BJP governments in these states.
CONGRESS GOVERNMENTS ALWAYS SNATCHED RIGHTS OF THE PEOPLE
In the past five years Himachal Pradesh has created new records in development and growth. Whenever the Congress party government came to power in Himachal Pradesh, it snatched the rights of the people of the state. Whereas the Bharatiya Janata Party governments have always ensured rights of the people of Himachal Pradesh and have done great work for the growth and development of the state.
The Congress government at the Centre had snatched the ‘special state’ category from Himachal Pradesh. It was Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee ji who has given special economic package to the state during his tenure as Prime Minister. But it was due to lackadaisical attitude of the Congress government that Himachal Pradesh became a laggard and all its development projects were stalled.
During the Manmohan Singh government at the Centre Himachal Pradesh had to make a contribution of 40% in all the projects sanctioned by the Centre. Irony was that under the Manmohan Singh government the money used to get released after many requests. And this step-motherly treatment to Himachal Pradesh happened when there was the Congress government in both- the Centre as well as in the state.
PM MODI GIVEN HIMACHAL PRADESH STATUS OF ‘SPECIAL STATE’
When Shri Narendra Modi became the Prime Minister in 2014, he had given Himachal Pradesh the status of ‘special state’ without even any demand by the state government. Now in all the central projects the Narendra Modi Government gives 90% of the funding while the Himachal Pradesh government has to just spend 10% of the project cost.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE SPEECH
• Under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi we have waged war against dynasty politics and have started the politics of development and progress.
• We have given the country a new kind of politics and developed a new culture of giving our report card.
• The people of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Manipur and Goa have put their stamp on Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s politics of development and growth.
• The Narendra Modi Government has given to people a pro- active and pro – responsive government.
• When the situation in Ukraine worsened due to war the Narendra Modi immediately stepped into action and started ‘Operation Ganga’ in which over 20,000 Indian students were safely airlifted.
• Out of this 426 students were from Himachal Pradesh.
• During the Operation Ganga the hardworking BJP workers went to the houses of these students and gave courage and support to their parents.
• During the Corona pandemic the Narendra Modi Government for over two years now has been providing free ration to over 80 crore poor and needy people under the Gareeb Ann Kalyan Yojna so that not a single person should go to sleep empty stomach.
• Now this important ‘Gareeb Ann Kalyan Yojna’ has been extended till September 2022.
The foundation stone of ‘Atal Tunnel’ was laid by the then Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee ji, but under the Congress led UPA government the project came to a standstill and no work was done. Finally the construction of the strategic Atal Tunnel was completed by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.
The Congress party has not given anything to Himachal Pradesh; it has in fact taken from the state. The Congress party and its governments have always deprived Himachal Pradesh and its people of their rights.