BJP National President launches Sankalp Patra for Arunachal Pradesh Assembly Election

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Bharatiya Janata Party National President Shri Jagat Prakash Nadda released the Bharatiya Janata Party Sankalp Patra (Manifesto) for the upcoming Arunachal Pradesh Assembly Election. During the event, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Shri Pema Khandu, State BJP President Shri Biyuram Waghe, state Election-in charge Shri Ashok Singhal, and other leaders were present.  BJP National President Shri Jagat Prakash Nadda congratulated the manifesto for constituting a manifesto for ‘Viksit Arunachal Pradesh.’ Shri Nadda stated that the ‘Sankalp Patra’ is not merely a document, but a well-deliberated document. The manifesto was constituted to make Arunachal Pradesh, a developed state in the next 5 years.

Shri Jagat Prakash Nadda emphasized the significant positive changes witnessed in Arunachal Pradesh over the last five years under the dynamic leadership of Honorable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and the guidance of Shri Pema Khandu. He highlighted the remarkable progress made in national highways and markets within Arunachal Pradesh during this period. Shri Nadda noted that true appreciation of progress comes from experiencing challenges. While incidents like secession, strikes, blockades, rebellion, kidnappings, and violence were common in the past in the Northeast, today a wave of change is sweeping across Arunachal Pradesh. The state is now poised for development, progress, and prosperity, with the aspirations of the people primarily focused on development.

BJP National President emphasized the importance of the Sankalp Patra, stressing that its significance lies in people recognizing the BJP’s commitment to its full implementation. He reiterated the party’s dedication to fulfilling the promises made in its manifesto. Additionally, he highlighted the significant reduction in cases of militancy by 80% over the last decade, along with a 66% reduction in the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA). Shri Nadda mentioned that Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi has emphasized “Ashtalaxmi,” symbolizing development across eight pillars, which the BJP manifesto focuses on. The first pillar prioritizes peace at all costs, followed by power generation, with a particular focus on hydro and solar power. The third pillar highlights tourism, considering Arunachal’s vast potential in this sector. The fourth pillar emphasizes 5G connectivity, while the sixth pillar prioritizes natural farming. Sports constitute the seventh pillar, with the eighth aiming to enhance the state’s overall potential.

Shri Jagat Prakash Nadda emphasized that the BJP’s goal is to foster an environment of peace, prosperity, and progress in Arunachal Pradesh. He highlighted Honorable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s commitment to the integrated development of India, including the North-East region. The BJP government has directed efforts towards addressing insurgency and resolving border disputes between Assam-Meghalaya and Assam-Arunachal Pradesh. Shri Nadda further noted Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s special attachment to the North-Eastern region. He highlighted that Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has made more visits to the North-East than any previous Prime Minister, underscoring the dedication of the Modi government towards the development of the North-Eastern states.

Shri Nadda highlighted the Modi Government’s commitment to the development of the North-East, stating that 55 ministries have collectively allocated 10% of the country’s budget, amounting to ₹5 lakh crore, specifically for the region’s development. This investment aims to integrate the North-East into the mainstream. Additionally, ₹8140 crore will be dedicated to special infrastructure development in the Northeast over the next 5 years, along with ₹6600 crore under the PM Divine Program over the next 4 years. The recent approval of the Unnati Scheme by the Union Cabinet, also known as the ‘Transformational Nationalization of the North East’, allocates ₹10,000 crore for its implementation. Furthermore, there has been a significant increase in the railway budget, multiplied fivefold, and Arunachal Pradesh’s “tax depreciation” has surged by 18 times. Additionally, the Centre’s grants-in-aid have risen by 38%. These measures underscore the government’s efforts to accelerate the development of the North-East region.

Shri Nadda highlighted several completed infrastructure projects under the leadership of PM Shri Narendra Modi. Notably, the Donyi Polo Airport, the first greenfield airport in Arunachal Pradesh, was constructed with over ₹800 crore of central funds. Furthermore, operations have commenced at three airports – Teju, Pasighat, and Hollongi – under the UDAN scheme to enhance connectivity, promote tourism, and foster overall development. The completion of the Sela Tunnel, constructed with an investment of ₹825 crore, is expected to enhance connectivity and bolster the defense sector. Moreover, significant investments have been made in rural development, including the ‘Vibrant Village Programme’, with an initial phase expenditure of ₹4800 crore aimed at uplifting 455 border villages. Additionally, Itanagar and Pasighat have been designated as ‘Smart Cities’, with an allocation of around ₹850 crore for their development initiatives.

Shri JP Nadda highlighted significant developments in Arunachal Pradesh under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. Notably, 5G services are now operational in Itanagar, and 2400 villages have been connected with 4G networks. The Kameng Hydro Electric Project, producing 600 MW of power, is operational at a cost of ₹8200 crore. Additionally, a semi-hydro power project in the southern region, generating 2000 MW of electricity, has been established with an investment of ₹6020 crore. The establishment of the Tomo Riba Institute of Health and Medical Sciences in Itanagar, previously unimaginable, has become a reality. Moreover, the Naharlagun to New Delhi Express train now operates twice a week. Under Prime Minister Modi’s leadership, priority has been accorded to the welfare of women, youth, farmers, tribal communities, Dalits, and all sections of society. Through the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana, essential food items are provided free of cost to 80 crore people, including 8 lakh beneficiaries from Arunachal Pradesh. Efforts by the Central Government have lifted more than 25 crore people above the poverty line. Additionally, 11 crore 78 lakh people benefit annually from the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana, including 1 lakh farmers from Arunachal Pradesh. In the Jal Jeevan Mission, the state has achieved 100% water connectivity, providing over 2 lakh water connections. Furthermore, the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana has provided houses to 4 crore people, including the construction of 44 thousand houses in Arunachal Pradesh.

BJP National President emphasized the government’s focus on prioritizing various sectors such as healthcare, education, digital connectivity, infrastructure, social security, and cultural preservation. Under the Atmanirbhar Bharat initiative, Arunachal Pradesh has received assistance of ₹400 crore, benefiting 9862 farmers through 336 self-help groups. Notably, the state has emerged as the leading producer of kiwi and mandarin oranges, and the second-largest producer of cardamom. Additionally, there has been a 22% increase in salary increments, and an allocation of ₹38 crore has been made for Parashuram Kund, showcasing the BJP’s commitment to addressing cultural, religious, and conservation aspects.

Shri Jagat Prakash Nadda unveiled the ‘Sankalp Patra’ and outlined the key points of the manifesto:

    • BJP is set to initiate the Arunachal Gatishakti master plan, focusing on multimodal connectivity to address roadways, railways, airways, and overall transportation needs across Arunachal Pradesh.
    • For the enhancement of education standards, the BJP launch of the Arunshri mission is planned, which will commence alongside the PM Shri a corpus of ₹1000 crore will be established for the improvement of existing government schools and the provision of quality education.
    • For the advancement of health infrastructure, the BJP plans to allocate ₹1000 crore. This funding will be utilized to enhance the capacities of Community Health Centers, Primary Health Centers, district hospitals, and sub-centers.
    • Under the Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme, wherein farmers receive ₹6000 annually, the BJP intends to supplement this by adding ₹9000 per year.
    • There will be an employment generation of 25,000 opportunities for both youth and women, encompassing positions in both government and non-government sectors, with a focus on providing opportunities.
    • BJP plans to establish an IT Park in Itanagar, which is expected to create 2000 employment opportunities.
    • Under the Pradhan Mantri Anna Yojana, the BJP aims to distribute free rice grains to 8 Lakh 50 thousand individuals.
    • LPG cylinders under Ujjwala gas connections will be available at a cost of ₹400. 
    • BJP plans to overhaul the Dulari Kanya scheme by providing ₹50,000 to each female student for vocational and undergraduate training. 
    • BJP intends to enhance the housing facilities for government employees and ensure residential accommodations for police personnel. 
    • BJP is to initiate several projects for the upliftment of the artisans to help them in product marketing and help them in the initial stage.
    • Arunachal Pradesh will organize a cultural festival to offer the BJP an opportunity to showcase the cultural diversity of the state’s tribes and preserve its cultural heritage.
    • BJP aims to position Arunachal Pradesh as a premier destination for adventure tourism.

Shri Jagat Prakash Nadda emphasized the party’s belief that Arunachal Pradesh represents a land of divinity and unity, not division. BJP plans to implement the DTH model, wherein “D” represents development, “T” signifies transformation, and “H” stands for harmony.