BJP government at the center is fully dedicated to the development of Kerala: Amit Shah

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Hon’ble Union Home Minister and Senior BJP leader Shri Amit Shah addressed public Meetings in Kanjirappally and Chathannoor (Kerala) on March 24, here are the key points of his speech:

  • Under the leadership of our Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government at the centre is committed towards the development of Kerala. Under the leadership of Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, the whole country is marching ahead on the path of development and on the other hand, in Kerala, corruption is reigning supreme.
  • The time to usher in change in Kerala has come. Senior bureaucrats like Shri E Sreedharan have also joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) because LDF and UDF cannot work for the betterment of Kerala. It is only and only the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) which can do it.
  • The Communist party is hell benton finishing our culture and tradition. The way in which the LDF government committed atrocities on the devotees of Lord Ayyappa at the Sabrimala temple is really deplorable. Vijayanji, The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government believes that in matters related to temples the government should not interfere and let the devotees handle the issues.
  • The governments of the UDF and the LDF made Kerala a den of corruption. When UDF comes, then we see scams like solar light scam and when LDF is in power, there are the Dollar and the Gold scams.
  • LDF has converted the entire government machinery into its political cadre. These Left parties in a bid to get their party cadres into government jobs run the state Public Service Commission with a remote control. Despite achieving high scores in the PCS exams in the state, Anu could not get a government job, and consequently he committed suicide (because he was not a LDF member). Who is responsible for this?
  • Kerala Chief Minister, Shri Pinarayi Vijayan should provide answers to the people of Kerala whether the main accused in the Gold scam case used to work in his office or not? Whether your government gave this main accused a monthly salary of Rs 3 lakh? Had there been a chief minister for any other party, the person would have resigned long back, but the Communist party has no shame in indulging in corruption.
  • Pinarayi Vijayanji, please tell us whether your Chief Secretary had made phone calls to help the accused? Whether the woman accused in the Gold scam case travelled to foreign destinations on government expenses and your Chief Secretary gave the permission for these foreign journeys?
  • The Chief Minister of Kerala must answer why the woman accused in the Gold Scam case came to the CM’s residence many times? Under the Gold Scam case, when gold was caught at the airport did the CM’s office put pressure on the Customs officials or not?
  • Vijayanji, whether you got the instances of attack on ED and Customs officials properly investigated? The Chief Minister whose office and Chief Secretary were involved in promoting the woman accused in the Gold Scam case, such a Chief Minister has no right to stay in power.
  • This land of Kerala, which is famous for peace and harmony, under the LDF government it has turned red with the blood from the murders of scores of  activists from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Vichar Parivaar.
  • In the past five years, Kerala faced floods twice and more than 500 people lost their lives, but the Communist government in the state delayed calling in the Army due to political interests which led to a huge rise in casualties.
  • I have never seen a secular party like the Congress Party. In Kerala, Congress party has a poll alliance with the Muslim League, on the other hand in West Bengal it has a pact with Peerzada. In Assam, Congress will fight the elections in alliance with Badruddin Ajmal and in Maharashtra it is enjoying the fruits of power in partnership with the Shiv Sena.
  • The Congress and its leadership is confused. The people of Kerala should ask questions to Rahul Gandhi that in Kerala you are fighting elections against the Communist Party, but in West Bengal you are refighting elections alongside the Communist Party. What is this scam?
  • When Congress was in government in both the centre as well as in Kerala, then in Five years, the state received only Rs 45,393 crore, but the Narendra Modi government in the past five years have allocated three times the amount at Rs 1,34,848 crore to Kerala.
  • Recently, Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated the 2,000 MW Pugalur-Thrissur HVDC project. The Narendra Modi government also gave the 50 MW Kasaragod solar power project.
  • Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram will be made into smart cities, for which Rs 773 crore has been spent on 27 programmes, which have been completed. Under the AMRUT scheme, Rs 1,100 crore is being spent on upgrading cities in Kerala.
  • Bharat Petroleum will invest Rs 6,000 crore to set up a petrochemical complex. The Narendra Modi government has allocated Rs 65,000 crore for developing national highways in the state.
  • The Narendra Modi government has also allocated Rs 1,957 for the development of Kochi metro, Rs 12,544 crore for local bodies and Rs 607 has been given for the health sector. In this fiscal year, Kerala was given additional Rs 19,891 crore to match the revenue grant.