Addressing the concluding session of the two-day long BJP National Executive Meeting held at Dr. Ambedkar International Centre, 15 Janpath in New Delhi on 09 September, 2018 Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi gave a clarion call to the Karyakartas of BJP with the slogan “Ajay Bharat, Atal BJP” and targeted the opposition’s opportunistic efforts to form a ‘Mahagatbandhan’.
He said the NDA government at the centre has lived up to the slogan of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’ by bringing development to all without any consideration of caste, religion or region. Excerpts;
Addressing the concluding session of the BJP National Executive Meeting on 09 September, 2018 in New Delhi, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi gave a clarion call to the BJP Karyakartas with the slogan “Ajay Bharat, Atal BJP” and targeted the opposition’s opportunistic efforts to form a ‘Mahagatbandhan’.
Giving the slogan of ‘Ajay Bharat, Atal Bhajapa’ (Invincible India, firm BJP), Shri Modi exuded confidence that BJP will win in 2019. “We have started our journey with confidence of victory. We enjoy the confidence of 125 crore people of India.”
Shri Modi also paid rich tributes to Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ji in his address to the party’s national executive.
Taking a swipe at opposition parties for trying to cobble together a grand alliance, PM Shri Modi said that such efforts are a vindication of BJP’s work. “People who do not see eye to eye are thinking of a grand alliance. It is vindication of our work,” he said.
Describing the ‘Mahagatbandhan’ Shri Modi said, “Netritva ka pata nahi, niti aspashth, niyat brasht (Clueless on leadership, unclear on ideology, and nurturing corrupt intentions).”
Launching a scathing attack at the Congress, the PM said that the party could not even succeed in its role as an opposition. “We do not see any challenge,” he said, lashing out at the opposition over its allegations based on falsehoods and lies against the Union government.
He further remarked that BJP’s 48 months in power are better than 48 years of Congress’ rule. “Question our work and we will be willing to fight. Compare the 48 years of their rule and 48 months of our government and then judge,” Shri Modi said.
He emphasized the importance of the party’s ideology and said that BJP has both strategy and principles. “We have principles and strategy. Principles remain firm and strategies keep changing from time to time,” Shri Modi said.
He said his government has lived up to the slogan of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’ by bringing development to all without any consideration of caste, religion or region.
Mocking Rahul Gandhi without naming him, Shri Narendra Modi said nobody, including small parties, is ready to accept the Congress’s leadership.
Some even consider it a burden. There are some within it Congress who are not in a position to accept the leadership, he said.
The opposition has not challenged the government on issues or its policies and ideology, but manufacture lies every day and keeps repeating them, he said, apparently in reference to its attack on him over issues of corruption in the Rafale deal and demonetization among others.
Asking BJP Karyakartas to bust the opposition’s lies and falsehoods, he said the Congress nationalized banks and mines claiming that it will help the poor and then changed track in the name of reforms.
It is important to ask what benefits the poor got during the period, he said. The PM said world is discussing policies of BJP government based on “Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas”.
He spoke of the intensive drive to cover the poor households, especially in villages with high concentration of scheduled castes and tribes, with LPG connections, electricity and insurance cover among other welfare measures.
Shri Narendra Modi also mentioned the newly-launched health insurance scheme, Ayushman Bharat, that seek to cover over 10 crore poor families.