INDI Alliance is resorting to divisive tactics prior to assuming power, indicating their inability to maintain national unity: Amit Shah

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Hon’ble Union Home Minister and Minister of Cooperation Shri Amit Shah ji addressed a public meeting in Kanker, Chhattisgarh on Monday and emphasized the achievements of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi government including the construction of the Ram Mandir, eradication of Naxalism and significant progress in Chhattisgarh’s development.  During the event, Chhattisgarh BJP President Shri Kiran Singh Deo, BJP Lok Sabha candidate from Kanker Shri Bhojraj Nag and Chhattisgarh Cabinet Minister Shri Kedar Kashyap, among other leaders were present.

Shri Shah commenced his speech by seeking the blessings of Kank Rishi, Mata Danteshwari, Maa Yogmaya, Kankeshwari, Maa Mahamaya and Sheetla Mata. Shri Shah also paid homage to Shaheed Gaind Sinh. Shri Shah mentioned that he had come to Shri Ram’s maternal home and noted that everyone had witnessed the unique sight on April 17th. Ram Lalla, after residing in a tent for 500 years, celebrated his birthday in his mandir with Surya Tilak. Shri Shah stated that the Congress party had been hindering the issue of Ram Lalla’s Janmbhoomi for years. Shri Shah highlighted that after the public re-elected Shri Narendra Modi for a second term as Prime Minister, he performed the ‘Bhoomi Poojan’ and carried out the Pran Pratishtha ceremony of Ram Lalla. Shri Shah highlighted that when the Congress was invited to the Pran Pratishtha ceremony of Ram Lalla, they did even accept the invitation due to their desire to please their vote bank. The BJP not only undertook the construction of the Ram Mandir, but also the Kashi Vishwanath Corridor, Kedardham-Badridham and the reconstruction of the Somnath Mandir with gold.

Hon’ble Union Home Minister and Minister of Cooperation mentioned that Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has accomplished significant changes within just 10 years. Shri Narendra Modi is a Prime Minister with a 10-year track record and a 25-year plan. Shri Shah emphasized that the Congress party, which ruled for four generations, did nothing for the poor in Chhattisgarh. Congress did not provide funds for the Mahatari Vandan Yojana, did not support farmers financially and did not give bonuses to tendu patta collectors. Congress never provided women with gas cylinders, built homes or constructed toilets for the poor. They did not ensure ‘nal se jal’ or distribute free food grains. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has achieved all these tasks.

Describing the reality of “Modi Guarantee”, Shri Shah said that Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has made healthcare expenses of up to ₹5 lakh completely free for 60 crore poor people. It is ‘Modi ki guarantee’ that when Shri Narendra Modi becomes Prime Minister for the third time, medical expenses of up to ₹5 lakh will be waived for everyone above 70 years of age. He said that AICC President Mallikarjjun Kharge questions the connection between Kashmir and other states of the nation. He should understand that every child in Chhattisgarh is ready to sacrifice their life for Kashmir. Shri Amit Shah highlighted that for 70 years, the Congress party upheld Article 370. On August 5, 2019, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi abolished Article 370. Shri Shah noted that PM Shri Narendra Modi has eradicated terrorism in the country and has nearly eliminated naxalism.

Criticizing former Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Bhupesh Baghel, Shri Shah said that in the past 5 years under the leadership of the ‘Mahadev App Brand Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel’, no significant action was taken against naxalites in the state. However, since Shri Vishnu Deo Sai became the Chief Minister and Shri Vijay Sharma assumed the role of Home Minister, over 90 Naxalites have been eliminated within just 4 months. Additionally, more than 123 have been arrested and 250 have surrendered. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has successfully tackled Naxalism in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Bihar, Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh. He emphasized that after the re-election of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji, significant strides have been made in combating naxalism in Chhattisgarh within 2 years. He underscored that as long as naxalism persists in the state, tribal communities continue to suffer from the lack of access to basic necessities such as Tendupatta and electricity, as well as education. Shri Shah warned the naxals and assured them that the government is committed to providing them with livelihood opportunities. However, if they choose not to surrender, the government is determined to eradicate naxalism through decisive action. 

Hon’ble Union Home Minister Shri Shah stated that the Bharatiya Janata Party has always worked for the welfare of tribals and even created a separate Ministry for them, which the Congress failed to address. Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee not only formed Chhattisgarh but also worked to ensure a separate Ministry for Tribal Affairs. Shri Shah stated that Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi apart from allotting ‘Jal, Jungle and Jameen’ also worked for security, respect and inclusive development for the tribal people. After independence, no leader from the Adivasi community had become the President of the Nation, but Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi appointed Smt Droupadi Murmu, who belongs to a tribal community in Odisha, as the President of the country. Shri Amit Shah highlighted that Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi designated Bhagwan Birsa Munda’s birth anniversary as ‘Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas’ and allocated over ₹200 crore to build 10 museums across the country to honor the valor of Adivasi freedom fighters. Shri Shah criticized Rahul Gandhi and Bhupesh Baghel, stating that while the Congress allocated only a ₹24,000 budget for the Tribal Affairs Minister, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi allocated ₹1 Lakh 24 Thousand crore to Tribal Affairs.

Shri Shah highlighted the BJP’s efforts to improve the welfare of Adivasis, including the provision of bonuses for tendu patta, the establishment of Eklavya Schools and scholarships for over 1 lakh students. He mentioned that Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has challenged the Congress to assess the total assets promised in its manifesto, criticizing the Congress for questioning the Prime Minister’s initiatives.

Hon’ble Union Home Minister Shri Shah recalled a statement by former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who purportedly prioritized Muslim minorities over Adivasis and Dalits in terms of resource allocation, contrasting this with the BJP’s stance that the first right on the country’s resources belongs to the poor, Adivasis and Dalits. He accused the Congress of promoting division rather than unity in the country. Shri Shah also mentioned internal conflicts within the RJD, Congress,and INDI Alliance during a recent meeting in Ranchi. He highlighted Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s efforts to unify India, regardless of regional or social differences. He urged voters to re-elect Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji for a third term to propel India to become the world’s third-largest economy.

Shri Shah stated that the BJP government has brought naxalism to the brink of extinction and has also done a lot of work for the development of Chhattisgarh. During the 10-year tenure of the Sonia-Manmohan government, the backward, Dalit and poor people of Chhattisgarh received nothing. In 10 years at the center, only ₹77,000 crore were sent for the development of Chhattisgarh by Sonia-Manmohan’s government. Shri Amit Shah emphasized that Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has sent ₹3,20,000 crore to Chhattisgarh in just 10 years. Additionally, Shri Narendra Modi has allocated ₹25,000 crore for road construction, ₹45,000 crore for railways and ₹250 crore for the airport in Chhattisgarh. 

Hon’ble Union Minister Shri Shah stated that Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has guaranteed that as he becomes Prime Minister for a third term, the scheme for providing free food grains to the country’s poor will continue until 2029. Additionally, under Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s governance, households will be supplied with gas through pipes. Shri Shah called on naxalites to surrender and assured the public that even if they don’t surrender, the BJP will uproot naxalism from Chhattisgarh in just two years. Shri Shah highlighted that Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi aims for ‘Viksit Bharat’ by 2047, and the biggest beneficiaries of it will be the tribal people, dalits, farmers, youth, poor and women. Shri Shah praised BJP’s Kanker candidate Shri Bhojraj Nag and noted that he would do anything for the betterment of the public. Shri Amit Shah urged the public to press the ‘Lotus’ symbol next to Shri Bhojraj Nag’s name and support him win. Shri Shah highlighted that the people of Chhattisgarh will give all 11 seats to Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.