Van Dhan Vikas Yojana – Empowering Tribals across India


A story that once again showcases the Van Dhan tribal start-ups programme, a component of the The ‘Mechanism for Marketing of Minor Forest Produce (MFP) through Minimum Support Price (MSP) & Development of Value Chain for MFP’ Scheme,  has emerged as a major source of employment for local tribals is the success of VDVK Adivasi Eakatmik Samajik Sanstha, Shahapur.

VDVK Adivasi Eakatmik Samajik Sanstha, Shahapur is a perfect example of tribal entrepreneurship and demonstrates how cluster development and value addition can help members earn significantly higher income.

Surrounded by the mountain ranges of the Western Ghats, Shahapur is the largest Taluka in the Thane District in Maharashtra and is seen as an upcoming region. The majority of tribals who form the members of this VDVK are from the Katkari community. Katkari is a primitive tribe found in Maharashtra (Pune, Raigad and Thane districts) and parts of Gujarat. The tribals are mainly agricultural labourers and sell firewood and some jungle fruits.

Started by Sunil Pawaran enterprising member of this community and his friends to sell raw Giloy in local markets has now become a 300 member VDVK under the Van Dhan Yojana scheme. The VDVK has a much larger scale of operations and deals with more than 35 products and processed food items.

The process of making Giloy powder involves cutting Giloy from the trees by tribal which is followed by drying for 8-10 days. This dry Giloy is brought to central facility in Shahapur where it is grinded, packaged and branded and subsequently shipped to buyers including Tribes India. In the last 1.5 year, the group has sold Giloy powder worth Rs 12, 40,000/- (Rs. Twelve lakhs Forty Thousand only) & Dry Giloy sold worth Rs.6,10,000/-(Rs. Six lakhs Ten Thousand only) total sale worth Rs.18,50,000/-(Rs. Eighteen lakhs Fifty Thousand only).

Operating as a cluster,over the last One and half year, the VDVK has sold raw Giloy to leading companies including Dabur, Baidyanath, Himalaya, Vithoba, Sharandhar, Bhumi Natural Products Kerala, Trivikram, andMaitri foods, etc. Most of the Companies like Himalayas, Dabur and Bhumi have ordered 450 tonnes of Giloy worth Rs.1, 57, 00,000/-(Rs. One Crore Fifty Seven lacks only)up until now.

While the Covid-19 pandemic and the nationwide lockdown that followed did disrupt the VDVK’s operations, it did not deter the morale of the team. Through the lockdown, the VDVK continued to work hard to minimize the impact.

Between March 2020 and Mid-June 2020, VDVK Shahapur purchased over 34,000 kg of raw Giloy from the local tribals. Subsequently with the unlocking and slow return to normalcy, the VDVK is working aggressively to expand and make its products available for purchase on e-commerce platforms.

While it is Giloy, raw and processed, continues to be the VDVK’s mainstay, it has now expanded into other products such as Safed Musali, Jamun, Behada, Vavding, Moringa, Neem, Amla, and orange peel powder.

The success has inspired thousands of people from the community and nearby areas to come together and work on similar lines.39 VDVKs comprising of 12000 beneficiaries have been additionally sanctioned by TRIFED so far.

The Van Dhan tribal start-ups programme, a component of the The ‘Mechanism for Marketing of Minor Forest Produce (MFP) through Minimum Support Price (MSP) & Development of Value Chain for MFP’ Scheme. The Van Dhan Vikas Yojana is a programme for value addition, branding & marketing of Minor Forest Produces by establishing Van DhanKendras to facilitate creation of sustainable livelihoods for the forest-based tribes. The scheme aims to empower tribals by providing them support in terms of financial capital, training, mentoring, etc. in order to expand their business and enhance earnings.

The sincere efforts, dedication and determination of the tribal entrepreneurs in working collectively starting from the collection of these MFPs through value addition, packaging, branding and marketing of the products has succeeded in making the VDVK a huge success in this fast developing region.

The success of this VDVK is an example of how these initiatives implemented by TRIFED for making India self-reliant under the Atmanirbhar Abhiyan, with the motto, Go Vocal for Local Go Tribal – Mera Van Mera Dhan Mera Udyamar effecting a complete transformation of the tribal ecosystem across the country.

PM gets second dose of COVID-19 vaccine


The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi today took second dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

In a tweet Shri Modi said “Got my second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at AIIMS on April 8.

Vaccination is among the few ways we have, to defeat the virus.

If you are eligible for the vaccine, get your shot soon. Register on CoWin.gov.in.”

PM interacts with students in virtual edition of “Pariksha Pe Charcha 2021”


In the 4th edition of Pariksha Pe Charcha, the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi interacted with students, teachers and parents in virtual mode on April 7. The interaction, which lasted more than ninety minutes, saw students, teachers and parents seeking guidance on various issues of importance to them from the Prime Minister. This year too, students from across the country, and also Indian students residing abroad, participated in the event.

Terming this year’s interaction as first virtual edition of Pariksha Pe Charcha, the Prime Minister said that Corona has led to many innovations and despite the disappointment of not being able to be among the students face to face, there should not be a break in Pariksha Pe Charcha this year. He said that Pariksha Pe Charcha is not only a discussion on examination but also an occasion to talk, among family members and friends, in a relaxed atmosphere and create new confidence.

Students M Pallavi from Andhra Pradesh and Arpan Pandey from Kuala Lumpur asked the Prime Minister about how to reduce fear of examination. Shri Modi said that the fear is mainly due to the atmosphere that has made examination be all and end all of life, which makes students over conscious. The Prime Minister said that the life is very long and these are just a stage of life. He advised parents, teachers and peers not put pressure on students. He said exams should be treated as merely a good occasion to test oneself and should not be turned into a question of life and death. He said that parents who are involved with their children know their strength and weaknesses.

With regard to the difficult chapters and subjects, the Prime Minister advised to take every subject with same attitude and energy of the student should be divided equally among the students. The Prime Minister said that with regard to studies his view is that difficult parts should not be avoided but should be tackled with fresh mind. He said in his work as the Prime Minister and Chief Minister earlier, he preferred to tackle difficult issues in the morning with fresh mind. He also said that it is not important to be master of all the subjects even those people are highly successful who have a firm grasp over one specific subject. He gave example of Lata Mangeshkar who has given her entire life to single minded pursuit of music. Finding a subject difficult is not a limitation and one should not run away from difficult subjects, The Prime Minister added.

The Prime Minister dwelled at length on the importance of free time. He said free time should be valued as without it life will be like a robot. One values free time more when it is earned. More importantly, cautioned the Prime Minister that we should be careful about avoiding things during the free time that have the danger of eating away all the time. These things will leave you exhausted instead of refreshed. Free time is the best opportunity to learn new skills. Free time should be used in the activities which bring out the uniqueness of an individual, he said.

The Prime Minister told teachers and Parents that children are very smart. They observe and follow the actions of their elders more than the verbal directions of the elders. Therefore, it is important that our world-view, preaching should be borne out by our behaviour. Elders should try to inspire by living their ideals.

The Prime Minister emphasized the need of positive reinforcement and cautioned against negative motivation by scaring the child. He also pointed out that with the active efforts of the elders, children find the light within as they observe the exemplary behaviour of the elders. He said “positive motivation augers well for growth and development of youngsters.” First Part of the motivation is training and a trained mind precedes motivation, he said.

Shri Modi advised the students that they should have resolution to achieve their dreams. They should not be disappointed by the glamour of celebrity culture.  He said that fast changing world brings many opportunities and there is a need to expand scope of curiosity to grasp those opportunities. He said that in class 10th and 12th, students should start observing the life around them for the nature of jobs and new changes and start training and skilling themselves for them.  He emphasized the need for zeroing in to a resolution which a student wants to make the key resolution of his or her life. Once that happens path will be clear, said Shri Modi.

The Prime Minister also explained the need for health food and called for recognizing the benefits and taste of traditional food.

On the issue of difficulty in remembering things, the Prime Minister gave the formula of ‘involve, internalize, associate and visualize’ as a pathway to sharp memory. He said things that are internalized and become part of the thought flow are never forgotten. One should internalize instead of memorize.

The Prime Minister asked the students to take exam with relaxed frame of mind. “All your tension must be left outside the examination hall”, said Shri Modi. He advised the student to focus on giving the answers in best possible way without getting tensed about the preparation and other worries.

On the pandemic, the Prime Minister said “Coronavirus forced social distancing, but it has also strengthened emotional bonding in families.” He said if we have lost a lot during the pandemic, we also have gained a lot in the form of appreciation of things and relationships in life. We realized the importance of not taking anything or anyone for granted. Corona period told us the value of family and its role in shaping the lives of children.

The Prime Minister said the if elders show interest in the issues of the child and his generation, the generation gap will evaporate. In order to communicate and understand each other, there is a need for openness between elders and children. Children should be approached with open mind and we must be willing to change after engaging with them.

The Prime Minister insisted that “what you study cannot be the only measure of success and failure in your life. Whatever you do in life, they will determine your success and failure.” Therefore, children should come out of the pressure of people, parents and society.

The Prime Minister also exhorted students to contribute to ‘Vocal for Local’ campaign. He said the he wants the student to pass this test with cent percent marks and make India Aatmnirbhar. The Prime Minister also asked the students to get involved in Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav by collecting information about the events of Independence Struggle and write about them.

The Prime Minister addressed the questions from the following students, teachers and parents. M Pallavi, Govt. High School, Podili, Prakasam, Andhra Pradesh; Arpan Pandey – Global India International School, Malaysia; PunyoSunya – Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya, Papumpare, Arunachal Pradesh; Ms. Vineeta Garg (Teacher), SRDAV Public school, Dayanand Vihar, Delhi; Neel Ananth, K.M. – Shri Abraham Lingdom, Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya Matric. Kanyakumari, Tamilnadu; AashayKekatpure (parent) – Bangaluru, Karnataka; Praveen Kumar, Patna, Bihar; Pratibha Gupta (parent), Ludhiana, Punjab; Tanay, Foreign Student, Samia Indian Model School Kuwait; Ashraf Khan – Mussorie, Uttarakhand; Amrita Jain, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh;  Sunita Paul (parent), Raipur, Chattisgarh; Divyanka, Pushkar, Rajasthan; Suhaan Sehgal, Ahlcon International, Mayur Vihar, Delhi; DharviBopat – Global Mission International School, Ahmedabad; KrishtySaikia – Kendriya Vidyalaya IIT Guwahati and Shreyaan Roy, Central Model School, Barakpur, Kolkata.

PM’s message on World Health Day


Following is the text of Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi’s message on World Health Day.

“The Government of India is taking numerous measures including Ayushman Bharat and PM Janaushadhi Yojana to ensure people get access to top quality and affordable healthcare. India is also conducting the world’s largest vaccination drive to strengthen the fight against COVID-19.

On World Health Day, let us keep the focus on fighting COVID-19 by taking all possible precautions including wearing a mask, regularly washing hands and following the other protocols.

At the same time, do take all possible steps to boost immunity and stay fit.

World Health Day is a day to reaffirm our gratitude and appreciation to all those who work day and night to keep our planet healthy. It’s also a day to reiterate our commitment to supporting research and innovation in healthcare.”

Kazakhstan Defence Minister visits India for bilateral talks


Minister of Defence of Republic of Kazakhstan Lieutenant General Nurlan Yermekbayev is on an official visit to India from April 7-10, 2021. The Kazakh Defence Minister is scheduled to arrive in Jodhpur today and is expected to travel to Jaisalmer, New Delhi and Agra for meetings and visit to defence establishments.

Lieutenant General Nurlan Yermekbayev will hold a bilateral meeting with Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh in New Delhi on April 09, 2021. This will be the first meeting after Lieutenant General Nurlan Yermekbayev was re-appointed as Defence Minister of Kazakhstan.

The two Ministers had last met in Moscow on September 05, 2020 on the sidelines of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Defence Ministers’ meeting. The Kazakh Defence Minister is in India on the invitation of Raksha Mantri.

Dr. Harsh Vardhan addresses WHO on World Health Day


On the occasion of World Health Day today, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare addressed the WHO South East Asia Regional Office here today through Video Conference.

His address is as follows:

This World Health Day marks over a year of battling the pandemic together by the global community. The theme selected for this year, ‘building a fairer and healthier world for everyone’, could not have been more appropriate as it falls on all of us to collectively make sure that our policies, programmes and actions are guided towards a healthier future for all.

It has become increasingly evident that the health of a population is fundamentally dependent on fair access to social goods and services within the society. Health equity and social justice are interlinked.

This past year has brought home to us the need to ensure universal access to healthcare services, spanning from preventive to curative for each and every citizen, irrespective of their socio-economic status.

This event organized today is a joint commitment of this Ministry and WHO towards building a resilient health system which ensures ‘Health for All’

Providing universal health coverage, based upon a strong foundation of primary healthcare services ensures people have access to comprehensive care, ranging from promotive and preventive to treatment, rehabilitation and palliative care.

India launched its flagship Ayushman Bharat program on these lines, which has two components.

The first endeavours establishment of 150,000 Health and Wellness Centres to deliver Comprehensive Primary Health Care while also focusing on health promotion, disease prevention, and multi-sectoral actions for social development in which citizens are active participants.

The second component is the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana which provides cashless cover of Rs. 5 lakh per family per year for secondary and tertiary care.

The assurance of access to secondary and tertiary care for more than 500 million of our citizens is a remarkable step towards equitable provision of healthcare services.

We need to take even more concerted and focused actions to address inequities to build a healthier India and on similar lines a healthier world.

WHO has issued the call to work together, collect reliable data, tackle inequities and act beyond borders.

India’s response to COVID-19 and its leadership role in enhancing global cooperation during these unprecedented times is an example of this approach.

We have worked with the international community to respond to this pandemic. The COVID-19 vaccines being made in India are being shared with over 80 countries through our vaccine maitri initiative, a key step towards addressing inequities in vaccine distribution across the world.

India’s ancient philosophy of ‘Vasudhaiv Kutumbkam’ exalts the entire world as one family.

We have always believed in it and our actions reflect the same. As the world increasingly embraces this philosophy, it will expedite our progress towards a fairer and healthier world.

We should not let go to waste the lessons learnt from COVID19 that have resulted in far reaching changes in health policies.

From effective public risk communication to ensuring provision of non-COVID essential health services, to speedy access to vaccines, India and the global community have shown that effective partnerships along with a purposive focus on reaching the most disadvantaged help remove access barriers, taking us closer to Universal Health Coverage.

On the occasion of the World Health Day 2021, I would like to reaffirm on behalf of the Government of India, our commitment to ensure all people and communities have access to quality healthcare services, where and when they are required, without suffering financial hardship and move towards building a Fairer, Healthier World.

Thank you and my best wishes for your great health!

PM to interact with students at “Pariksha Pe Charcha 2021” on April 7


The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi will interact with students, teachers and parents all over the world at “Pariksha Pe Charcha 2021” at 7.00 PM on 7th April, 2021 through video conference.

The Prime Minister tweeted, “A new format, several interesting questions on a wide range of subjects and a memorable discussion with our brave #ExamWarriors, parents and teachers.

Watch ‘Pariksha Pe Charcha’ at 7 PM on 7th April…

#PPC2021″

Country will never forget your valour and sacrifice: Amit Shah


Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah on April 5 paid tributes at Jagdalpur to the brave security personnel who were martyred in Chhattisgarh while fighting the Naxalites. Saluting the martyred security personnel, Shri Amit Shah said that the country will never forget your valour and sacrifice. The whole country stands with the bereaved families. The Union Home Minister also said that we are committed to take this fight against unrest to its conclusion.

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The Union Home Minister chaired a high-level meeting with Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Shri Bhupesh Baghel and senior officers in Jagdalpur to review the Left Wing Extremism (LWE) situation in the wake of the Naxal attack on security personnel on 3rd April. Addressing the media after the meeting, Shri Amit Shah said that on behalf of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, Government of India and the entire nation, I pay tributes to the soldiers who have been martyred in the Chhattisgarh Police, CRPF and Cobra Battalion. Shri Shah said that this supreme sacrifice of the brave security personnel will not go in vain and the country will always remember their supreme sacrifice to bring this fight to a decisive turn.

Shri Amit Shah said that it is the priority of the Modi Government to take this fight against Naxalites to its logical end. In the last few years, the fight against the Naxalites has reached a decisive turn and this unfortunate incident has further enhanced our resolve. The Union Home Minister said that in a review meeting with the Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, Shri Bhupesh Baghel and all the Force officers, it has been suggested that the pace of the fight against the Naxalites should not be slowed down in any way, which shows that the morale of our soldiers is still intact.

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The Union Home Minister said that he wants to assure the country that this fight will not stop but will move ahead with more pace. We will take it to the end and at the end of this fight our victory against the Naxalites is certain. Shri Amit Shah also said that in the last 5 to 6 years, we have achieved success to a large extent in setting up security camps deep inside the Naxal affected areas of Chhattisgarh. The Government of Chhattisgarh and the Government of India have stepped up the march further deep and rattled by this inroads, such incidents happen. Shri Amit Shah said that a lot of work has been done on the development front too; due to COVID-19, the pace has slowed down in the last one year but action is being taken based on all suggestions received from the tribal people’s representatives, Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh and other MPs. The Union Home Minister also said that the Central and State Governments, on the one hand, are collaborating to intensify development work inside the tribal areas and, on the other hand, fighting vigorously against armed groups.

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Shri Amit Shah told the families of the martyred soldiers that the supreme sacrifice that your family member has made for the country can never be forgotten. The entire nation stands with you in this sad hour of crisis. The Union Home Minister said that we will definitely achieve the goal with which your family member has made the supreme sacrifice.

Enough is enough, the people are telling UDF and LDF: PM Modi


Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji addressed a public rally in Pathanamthitta, Kerala on April 02, here are the key points of his speech:

  • There are times in the history of societies when the people speak in one voice against tyranny, mis-governance and oppression. These are special epoch-making moments in which the people convey a very clear message to those in power. Under leadership of Loknayak Jay Prakash Narayan, we saw a glimpse of this during the anti-Emergency movement in the 1970’s People from different ideologies united to uproot dictatorship. People united to protect our Constitution. I’m seeing a similar spirit in Kerala today. 
  • Enough is enough, the people are telling UDF and LDF. The people of Kerala are seeing the development agenda of the BJP and NDA. They relate with our programmes and policies. Kerala is seeing how the professional community is blessing BJP. They are seeing that BJP stands for bringing progressive and educated people into politics. The active presence of a respected professional like Metro Man Sreedharan has been a game-changer in Kerala politics. 
  • You all have heard of the seven deadly sins. UDF and LDF have committed their own seven deadly sins in Kerala. The first sin is false pride and arrogance. UDF and LDF feel they can never be defeated. This has made their leader very arrogant. They become disconnected from the roots. 
  • The second sin is greed for money. Solar scam, dollar scam, gold scam, land scam, bar bribery scam, excise scam…the list is endless. Both alliances have looted from every sector. 
  • The third sin is wrath towards people. I fail to understand which government will shower Lathis on innocent devotees? Which Government will repeatedly attack its own citizens?
  • The Fourth sin is envy or jealousy. UDF and LDF are jealous of each other. They want to beat the other in committing all wrongs. They also suffer from competitive corruption. They are jealous if the other alliance even makes a paisa more than the other. 
  • The fifth sin is lust for power. This makes them form alliances with communal, criminal and regressive elements of society. What was the stand of the Muslim League on Triple Talaq? What are the social policies of the SDPI and PFI? 
  • The sixth sin is promoting dynasty politics. In both alliances there is a craze to further dynasty rule. Everything else is a side-issue. We have also seen how children of big leaders are behaving. The case of the son of a top LDF leader is well known. I do not need to elaborate more on it because his antics are common knowledge. 
  • The seventh sin is laziness in working. When making money, promoting dynasties and doing vote bank politics is the priority, governance naturally takes a back-seat. UDF and LDF have brought a governance paralysis in Kerala. 
  • We in NDA are coming to you with a forward looking development agenda that puts Kerala on the ‘FAST’ route to progress. My vision for FAST includes: ‘F’ for Fisheries & Fertilisers, ‘A’ for Agriculture & Ayurveda, ‘S’ for Skill development & social empowerment and ‘T’ for Tourism & technology. 
  • The warm hearted nature of Kerala has drawn people from all over the world to this state. Tourists came but there was no vision from the government to support tourism. NDA’s track record in the tourism sector shows our alliance alone can help this sector grow. 
  • Access to drinking water is a problem in Kerala. When the NDA Government began the Jal Jeevan Mission, only 25% of Kerala’s households had tap water supply. Since the mission began, almost 20% of households all over the nation got access to tap water connections. I am sad to share that in Kerala that number is 4.5%. The reason for the slow progress is the poor attitude of the state government. 
  • Being here in this holy land blessed by Swami Ayyappa is special. Millions of devotees come here after observing a strict 41-day ‘vratham.’ Their discipline and devotion make this land even holier. I bow down to Swami Ayyappa as well as to such devotees of Swami Ayyappa.
  • From Swami Ayappa we learn the importance of doing good to others and being compassionate. But, what has the LDF done? First, they try to distort the picture of Kerala and try to show Kerala culture as backward. Then, they try to destabilise sacred places by using their agents to carry out mischief. The devotees of Swami Ayyappa who should have been welcomed with flowers, were welcomed with lathis. I want to state clearly: The innocent devotees of Swami Ayyappa are not criminals. 
  • For decades, the Left cabal has done everything to portray Indian culture in poor light. Their lies won’t go on any more. An imported and internationally rejected ideology will no longer be allowed to trample over the culture of our land. This is why Babasaheb Ambedkar questioned if Communism and free democracy can ever coexist. He said that Communism is like a forest fire that will burn and consume everything. 
  • Our vision is inclusive. Our work is extensive. We will further Kerala’s progress and protect Kerala’s culture. I urge you all to vote for NDA in large numbers.

NDA is going to get massive mandate in the assembly elections: JP Nadda


BJP National President Shri Jagat Prakash Nadda addressed two massive public rallies in Patacharkuchi and Boko, Assam on April 02, here are the key points of his speech: 

  • The feedback from the ground in Assam regarding elections held in two phases has made it very clear that the National Democratic Alliance ( NDA ) comprising the Bharatiya Janata Party, the Asam Gana Parishad and the UPPL is going to get massive mandate in the assembly elections and we are going to form the government yet again with full majority in the state .
  • On one hand we have the combination of the Bharatiya Janata Party, AGP and UPPL which is committed to preserve and conserve the rich culture and traditions of Assam, and on the other hand we have the Congress and AIUDF alliance which is least about Assam’s development and progress of its people,  they just want to grab power in the state by hook or crook .
  • The Congress party and its leadership has become mentally bankrupt and they just do politics of opportunism . The Congress party has become synonymous to political opportunism . In  Kerala the Congress party is fighting against the Communist parties , but in Assam and West Bengal the Congress party is hugging the Communist parties and fighting elections with them. 
  • The Congress has become a communal party. In Kerala the Congress party is contesting elections by joining hands with the Muslim League , while the Congress party in West Bengal has joined hands with the Maulana of Furfura Sharif and in Assam it is contesting elections in alliance with Badruddin Ajmal who has demeaned and insulted ‘ Gamosa ‘ which represents Assam’s rich culture and tradition.
  • In 2006 the Congress leader and former Chief Minister of Congress Shri Tarun Gogoi had said — Who is Badruddin Ajmal ; and in 2021 the son of Tarun Gogoi hugs Badruddin Ajmal and says — He is Badruddin Ajmal . What is this relationship called?
  • Some leaders are political tourists who are visible only during the elections and does acting of doing politics . These people sometimes go to temple , sometimes they do ‘Chandi Path ‘ , sometimes they put ‘ janaeu ‘ (holy thread ) and sometimes they tell their ‘Gotra ‘ . Afterall why these leaders remember all these things and do such stunts during elections ? 
  • A person who insults and dishonours Gamosa , a person who does politics of religion, a person who favours illegal migration , such Badruddin Ajmal cannot become face of Assam . But Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Vadra say Badaruddin Ajmal is face of Assam .  This is insult of the people of Assam , its rich culture and traditions. 
  • Congress leaders come to Assam and does photo shoot with Assam’s iconic tea gardens in the background , and then post their photos on the social media platforms and get photos published in the media . But when truth comes out , the world comes to know that these pictures are from tea gardens of Sri Lanka and Taiwan . 
  • The truth is that Rahul Gandhi – Priyanka Gandhi along with other Congress party leaders have nothing to do with the progress and development of Assam . They are just bothered to grab votes of the people of Assam and they have no vision for development and progress of Assam . 
  • Recently a top Congress party leader visited Assam , went to a tea garden in the month of March , got photos clicked while plucking tea leaves , but she forgot that the season for plucking tea leaves is April and not March . Now the month of April is here, and the people of Assam will pluck tea leaves and also vote for the Bharatiya Janata Party .
  • It is the Bharatiya Janata Party which has never divided people on the lines of religion, caste or region for development and progress of states and the nation . Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji takes the entire nation along by acting on the principle of ‘ Sabka Saath and Sabka Vishwas ‘ .  He has worked for progress and prosperity of all people irrespective of caste, religion or region . And by following our principles we have won ‘Vishvas ‘ ( trust ) of everyone . 
  • We have come out with 10 Sankalps (resolutions) to make Assam a developed state in the country. In the next five years, we will make Assam flood free. Girl students above standard eight will be provided bicycles free of cost.
  • Under the Arunodaya scheme, we will provide financial assistance to our 30 lakh sisters in Assam. We have protected the honour of Assam as well as have tried to meet the aspirations of the Bodo areas in the state. We have also adopted a resolution of provided land pattas (titles) to the landless people in the state.
  • After the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) forms the government in Assam, we will create 2 lakh government jobs and 8 lakh jobs in the private sector. Of this, one lakh government jobs will be offered within a year before April 2022.
  • Under the Bodo peace accord, a package of Rs 1,500 crore has been given. In the past five years, around 2,000 terrorists have surrendered before the and more than 4,000 assault rifles have also been surrendered. We have initiated several programmes for the rehabilitation of those who gave up their arms and have joined the mainstream. 
  • Shri Manmohan Singh was the Prime Minister of India for 10 years and he was also the Rajya Sabha member from Assam, but he could not get Assam any gas royalty. Whereas our Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi provided Rs 8,000 crore to Assam, which was its due share, as gas royalty.

 

After the first two rounds of voting it has become clear that the TMC will lose heavily: Amit Shah


Hon’ble Union Home Minister and Senior BJP Leader Shri Amit Shah addressed grand public rallies organised in West Bengal’s Sitalkuchi and Kalchini on April 2, here are the key points of his speech:  

  • After the first two rounds of voting in West Bengal it has become clear that the Trinamool Congress will lose heavily and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will win more than 50 of the total 60 seats with a huge lead. Didi will herself lose from Nandigram.
  • Mamata Didi tries to scare the people of West Bengal saying Khela Hobe. Didi we are not afraid of your khela. Use as much power as you can use, but our party cadres will stand their ground and will face your power head on. In the first two rounds of this assembly elections in West Bengal, the women power in the state has made the goons of Mamata Didi run in fear.
  • Mamata Didi is running the government in West Bengal on 3Ts — Tanashahi, Tolabazi and Tushtikaran (appeasement) — whereas on the other hand, our Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi is running the government on 3Vs — Vikas, Vishwaas and Vyapar.
  • Instead of working for the people of West Bengal, Didi believes in working for the betterment of the bhatija (nephew), while on the other hand, Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi works for the upliftment of the living conditions of the entire Bengal. I have absolute faith that the people of West Bengal will kick out the Bhatija Kalyan Trinamool Party and will vote in favour of the Bengal Kalyan Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
  • The people of West Bengal have to pay Cut Money to the cadres of Trinamool Congress for any work they need to get done. Whether it is building a house or admission or for employment or for any other work, but after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) forms the government in West Bengal on May 2nd, no Cut Money ever will have to be paid to get a job done.
  • Didi, the time has come for you to leave West Bengal, now it is not possible for you to be saved. Mamata Didi has never done justice with North Bengal and that is why she is afraid of North Bengal.
  • Cooch Behar is only 700 kilometres from Kolkata, but from Didi’s heart it is 7,000 kilometres far.
  • After the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) forms the government in West Bengal, the people will start getting the benefits of Ayushman Bharat and the Kisan Samman Nidhi. Our government will transfer into the bank accounts of the farmers the past and fresh instalments under the Kisan Samman Nidhi straight into their bank accounts and this sum is Rs 18,000 for every farmer. 
  • For years, justice has not been done with the Rajvanshi family, they have been treated badly. Injustice has been done with the fair organised at the Madan Mohan temple. There is only one solution to end this tyranny and that is to vote heavily in favour of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
  • After the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) forms the government in West Bengal, we will give priority to the development ofNorth Bengal. We will form the North Bengal Development Board through which every year development work worth Rs 2,000 crore will be done in this region. 
  • We will create a Narayani battalion in the honour of the Narayani Sena. A central university and an AIIMS will be set up in North Bengal. After the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) forms the government in West Bengal, within six months we will give land pattas to the residents of the tea gardens of Cinchona Garden Forest Village and DI, etc. 
  • After the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) forms the government in West Bengal, we will work to provide the Scheduled Caste status to all the 11 sub-castes with the Gorkhas. The pressing issues in Darjeeling hills, Siliguri, Tarai, etc will be tried to be solved. 
  • Nepali and Rajvanshi languages will be provided co-status in West Bengal. To promote films in Nepalese language, we will provide awards worth Rs 5 crore. Nepalese language films will also be given subsidy and a radio channel in Nepalese language will also be started. 
  • After the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) forms the government in West Bengal, we will provide the state government employees with the benefits of the Seventh Pay Commission. We will honour refugees and will work towards granting them Indian citizenship. A SIT will be formed that will investigate all cases of corruption and will put the culprits behind bars. 
  • Under the Trinamool government in West Bengal, more than 130 meters of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) were brutally murdered in the state. We will get all the culprits behind bars. Under the Trinamool Congress government atrocities have been committed on the Gorkha brothers. Those who perpetrated these crimes will not be spared.
  • We will create a grand monument with a cost of Rs 250 crore  to honour Thakur Panchanan Barman. We will also send Rs 500 crore to get the famous Raas Mela international acclaim.
  • After the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) forms the government in West Bengal, we will provide free education to girl students from KG to PG. Besides, our mothers and sisters will be able to travel free on state government run buses. After the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) forms the government in West Bengal, we will rid West Bengal of illegal immigrants.

People are fed up with LDF and UDF: Jagat Prakash Nadda


BJP National President Hon’ble Sh Jagat Prakash Nadda addressed a public rally in Karunagappally, Kerala on April 1, here are the key points of his speech: 

  • There is a sea change in Kerala from the last election. People are fed up with LDF and UDF, and now they want to give a chance to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). They believe that Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji has taken care of them. 
  • This land has been known for cashew processing, coir industries and economic activities. But I also must say that this land hasn’t been able to generate employment because of the policy paralysis and governance of LDF-UDF for a long time. They haven’t taken any initiative for development of this area. Both these parties have tried to hamper the cultural and traditional aspects of this land. 
  • LDF is linked to Gold Scam and UDF is linked to Solar scam. Both are scamsters and believe in corruption and should be sent away! UDF and LDF haven’t taken any initiative for development of the area, and both have tried to hamper the cultural and traditional aspects of the land.
  • Congress means ‘Mission in Corruption’, ‘Vision of Communalism’ and ‘Action of Destruction’. Both LDF and UDF have been causing the destruction of the cultural fabric of this land. They’ve tried to crush religious sentiments of the people of the region.
  • It was this LDF govt that lathicharged on the devotees of Lord Ayyappa and tried to put cases on people who were fighting for religious sentiments of Lord Ayyappa and Sabarimala Temple. The UDF remained as a mute spectator and just did lip service. It was only the BJP who fought tooth and nail for traditions of Lord Ayyappa and people of Kerala.
  • Former PM Manmohan Singh did not bother to talk to the people of Kerala when the stampede took place at Sabarimala Temple. On the contrary, when the accident took place in the temple in Kollam, our Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi reached Kerala within three hours for the people of Kerala.
  • We’ve been able to increase our vote share from 5% to 17%. We’ve also been able to add our representatives in the Legislative Assembly. This time, we’re trying to take a big leap with your blessings. PM Modi has always stood for cultural and emotional support for Kerala. I feel this time the people of Kerala are going to support and increase both our seat share and vote share, and we will be doing good in coming times as far as Kerala is concerned.
  • When 46 nurses of Kerala were abducted in ISIS-controlled regions, and 40 nurses were abducted in Libya, it was the political intervention of PM Modi that rescued all of them and brought them back to Kerala safely. When Father Alexis was captured in Afghanistan, it was PM Modi’s political skill that helped him rescue Father Alexis.
  • The people of Kerala are very clear that Prime Minister Modi has given full financial support as far as development is concerned, be it National Highways, Railways, Infrastructure, Metro, and other projects. But at the same time, they feel cheated by the LDF government, and because of the apathetic attitude by the UDF, the people here feel that the support given by PM Modi has not been utilized here by the LDF government. So, now they want to throw lock stock and barrel- the LDF government and want to see that BJP gets an edge here.
  • Thrissur was the first district to become digital. A gas pipeline has been set up from Kochi-Mangalore and Rs 3,000 crore is being spent under ‘One Nation, One Grid’. The Kanyakumari-Mumbai economic corridor will boost economic activities in Kerala.
  • These days both the LDF and Congress party are talking about the people. They say they will bring pro-people policies. One of the lady leaders of the Congress party has asked what the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has done? What Modiji has done for the women, farmers, etc? I really sympathise with her because her information, knowledge about these activities is very limited. They don’t know what is happening. They don’t know that under Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi it is the 40 crore women, people who have joined the Jan Dhan yojna and they have opened their bank accounts. During the corona pandemic from 3 months, Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi directly disbursed Rs 1,500 to 20 crore women at the time of crisis. 11.7 crore farmers have received Rs 18,000 each, empowering them financially. In Kerala, 26 lakh farmers have benefited from this.
  • If I talk about the Ujjawala Yojna, about 8 crore sisters have benefitted by free LPG cylinders and connections. This year 1 core will be added. In Kerala, around 2.5 lakh people have been added. This is women empowerment. If I talk about Swachh Bharat, 11 crore toilets have been constructed that means in this country after 70 years of independence 11 crore families were without toilets. In Kerala, 2 lakh people were without toilets. Around 2.5 lakh toilets were made in Kerala. This is empowering women. If I talk about Pradhan Mantri Kisan Bima Yojna, People in Kerala have benefitted. If I talk about the youth, it is the Atma Nirbhar Bharat, under which around Rs 3 lakh crore will be disbursed as collateral free loans to the youth for the MSME sector. If I talk about Ayushman Bharat, 50 crore people, 40% of India’s population have benefitted. It is the world’s largest public health insurance scheme.
  • In 2014, Kerala got only Rs 45,000 crore, but after Shri Narendra Modi became the Prime Minister in 2014, Kerala got Rs 2 lakh crore. This is three times more than what the UPA allocated to this great state.
  • In the same way, if I talk about development, the 1,760 km long Mumbai-Kanyakumari Economic Corridor, which is going to generate lakhs of jobs for the youth and it is also going to give a massive boost to economic and business activity in the areas between Mumbai and Kanyakumari. It is being made with a cost of Rs 50,000 crores. This corridor will further improve the living conditions of the people and will also lead to prosperity in south India. But I am sorry to say that when we make national highways and Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi gives money, It is the state government’s inefficiency which is not able to give land.