The Bharatiya Janata Party has organised a week-long campaign to mark the 70th birthday of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. The party has observed ‘Seva Saptah’ week from 14-20 September. On PM’s 70th birthday, cleanliness and plantation drives were conducted at 70 places in every district across the country and other services were provided to the people across the country. The list of the programmers, included social initiatives, with the theme ‘70’ that karyakartas organized in their areas.
Chhaprauli, Gautam Buddha Nagar (UP)
SEVA HAS BEEN PRIME FOCUS IN PM MODI’S LIFE: JP NADDA
While launching the week-long ‘Seva Saptah’ program on 14 September, 2020 at Chhaprauli village in Gautam Buddh Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh, BJP National President Shri JP Nadda said, “Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi is turning 70 on September 17. If we look at his life and his journey, Seva has been the prime focus in his life. His life has been dedicated to the service of people and the country. Hence, BJP has decided to observe September 14-20 week as ‘Seva Saptah’, he said”.
Addressing the gathering at Chhaprauli village he said BJP workers will take up cleanliness and plantation drives, blood and plasma donation, across all districts during this period in the country. Crores of our party Karyakartas will serve the people as part of the campaign during the week. Party has also set a target to provide at least 70 divyang people with whatever equipment they require” he said.
Shri Nadda told the party workers, “Similarly, there would be 70 virtual rallies and plantations at 70 spots in every district”. Uttar Pradesh BJP President Shri Swatantra Dev Singh, Noida MP Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Rajya Sabha MP Shri Surendra Nagar and local MLAs were present.
‘AGRI-RELATED BILLS GIVE FARMERS FREEDOM TO FETCH BETTER PRICES’
BJP National President Shri JP Nadda on 19 September, 2020, while addressing a ‘Seva Saptah’ programme in Sonipat, Haryana, hit out at the opposition for calling the three agriculture-related Bills passed by Parliament “anti-farmer” and said the legislations empower them to sell their crop in any market of the country to fetch better prices. He also praised Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, saying, “The country is in the hands of an able leader; the country is safe and moving forward strongly.”
On the Bills, Shri Nadda said farmers will have the freedom to sell their produce in any market of the country to get remunerative prices. “Today, an attempt has been made to give freedom to farmers. It will be the job of the government to tell farmers the price of crops prevailing in any part of the country. Farmers can sell their crop anywhere. In the real sense, farmers have got freedom now,” he said.
Seeking to allay fears over the minimum support price (MSP) regime, Shri Nadda said the arrangement will continue as before. “Our procurement centers will continue to work,” he said. “If a farmer has the produce costing Rs 10 and if he gets Rs 12 outside (outside the notified APMC market yards) then he will sell it and will not go to the grain market. If he was offered Rs 8, then he will go to the grain market to sell it at MSP. It is simple mathematics. How is it anti-farmer,” he asked.
“Whether farmers want to go to Mandi or sell to a buyer, you decide it,” he said addressing a function in Sonipat, Haryana in connection with the week-long campaign, “Seva Saptah”, to mark the birthday of PM Shri Narendra Modi, who turned 70 on September 17.
The BJP National President also criticized the Congress, accusing it of “never bringing any reform in the country”. “They neither have any will nor intend to do so,” Shri Nadda said.
He said it was PM Shri Narendra Modi who brought reforms in the country.
Shri Nadda said, “This was not the first time when the Congress was trying to mislead people. When the Ayushman Bharat and the Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana were launched, they had raised questions and tried to mislead people”.
On the Ayushman Bharat scheme, he said 1.25 crore people have taken benefit of it in the past two years with the Centre spending Rs 15,000 crore on it. “At that time too, the Congress had raised questions on this scheme and said insurance companies will benefit, but not poor. At that time too they tried to mislead people,” Shri Nadda added.
He said when PM Shri Modi talked about opening ‘Jan Dhan Accounts’, the opposition made fun of it. During the Coronavirus pandemic, these very accounts have proved to be a boon, enabling direct transfer of financial assistance to weaker sections, he said.
Praising the Prime Minister, the BJP National President said, “He has changed the culture of politics in India”. Earlier people used to seek votes from election to election, but it was Shri Modi who raised the accountability bar by presenting a report card to people, the National BJP President stated. National BJP General Secretary Dr. Anil Jain, Haryana BJP President Shri OP Dhankar, senior party leaders and Karyakartas were also present on the occasion.