Union Defence Minister addresses public meetings in Aonla and Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh

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Hon’ble Union Defence Minister and Senior BJP leader Shri Rajnath Singh addressed a public meeting in Aonla and Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday. During the event, Dataganj candidate Shri Dharmendra Kashyap, Badaun candidate Shri Durg Vijay Sakhaya, District President Shri Rajeev Kumar Gupta, Deputy President Shri Santosh Singh, Dataganj MLA Shri Rajeev Kumar Singh, Fatehpur Sikri BJP District President Shri Giriraj Singh Kushwah, Fatehpur Sikri Lok Sabha candidate Shri Rajkumar Chahar and others were present. Shri Singh emphasized BJP’s decade-long commitment to progress under PM Modi’s leadership, citing India’s elevated global status due to economic growth and diplomatic strength.

Shri Singh highlighted that over the past ten years, the nation has witnessed the BJP government led by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi working diligently towards progress and development. The increased political awareness among the Indian populace since the advent of electoral processes after independence, emphasizing the critical role of public participation in shaping the country’s future. The destiny of India, its potential to prosper, and its global standing are not subject to external judgments but are firmly grounded in the hands of its people. India’s elevated stature on the international stage, where its opinions are now listened to with attentiveness and respect, owing to its robust economic growth and diplomatic prowess.

Union Minister Shri Singh highlighted the remarkable economic strides made by India under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. Despite past administrations’ promises to eradicate poverty, it was only under the BJP government that significant progress was achieved. Citing reports from leading global economic institutions like the IMF, Shri Singh reiterated their acknowledgment of India’s unprecedented success in lifting 25 crore people out of poverty within a decade, attributing it to the nation’s unwavering determination and credibility. India’s trajectory towards becoming one of the world’s top three economies by 2027, with Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s vision setting the stage for India’s emergence as a global powerhouse by its centenary year in 2047.

Hon’ble Shri Singh highlighted the transformative initiatives spearheaded by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, particularly in the realm of international diplomacy and yoga diplomacy. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s pioneering efforts in promoting yoga on the global stage, citing the unprecedented support garnered from 172 countries for the International Day of Yoga. Shri Rajnath Singh emphasized the profound impact of yoga in enhancing human well-being and extending India’s cultural influence worldwide. BJP government for fostering India’s diplomatic clout, as evidenced by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s historic address at the United Nations General Assembly and the widespread recognition of India’s leadership in various international forums.

Senior BJP leader Shri Singh began by emphasizing the BJP’s overarching vision of fostering India’s development and positioning it as a global powerhouse. India’s strength lies not in asserting dominance over others but in its age-old tradition of inclusivity, where the ethos of “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” has been deeply ingrained. This ethos, he noted, signifies India’s belief that the entire world is one family. BJP has fulfilled every assurance it made to the people. In 1984, the BJP declared, “Ram Lalla Hum Ayenge, Mandir Wahi Banayenge,” while opposition parties retorted with “Ram Lalla Hum Aayenge, Tithi Nahin Batayenge.” However, on January 22nd, the grand Ram Mandir construction commenced in Ayodhya, under the guidance of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, with the “Pran Pratishtha” ceremony performed, symbolizing the beginning of Ram Rajya in India. BJP had promised to revoke Article 370, granting special privileges to Jammu and Kashmir, and after securing majority in parliament, it swiftly abrogated the article, ensuring that Jammu and Kashmir’s status aligns with other states. Additionally, the BJP pledged to abolish triple talaq, despite opposition questioning its intervention in matters concerning different religious communities. BJP reiterated its commitment to treating all Indians as equals, safeguarding the honor and dignity of women, and maintaining that regardless of religion or background, every citizen is part of the Indian family, deserving equal protection.

Union Minister Shri Singh underscored the BJP’s dedication to upholding equality and justice for all citizens, irrespective of their religious or cultural backgrounds. BJP’s unwavering stance on abolishing discriminatory practices like triple talaq and its staunch advocacy for the rights and dignity of women. BJP’s belief that every individual, regardless of religion or background, is an integral part of the Indian family, deserving equal respect and protection. The sacrifices made by India’s brave soldiers in defending the honor and dignity of women firmly rejected any external interference in India’s internal affairs.

Shri Singh stated that Rajiv Gandhi, when he was Prime Minister, expressed his helplessness, stating that when he sends 100 paisa from Delhi’s banks, only 14 paisa reaches the people, with the rest being siphoned off through corruption. Former Prime Minister Shri Rajiv Gandhi was showcasing this helplessness, whereas Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi embraced the challenge by creating the triumvirate of mobile, Aadhar, and Jan Dhan accounts. Today, when 100 paisa is sent from Delhi, it reaches the people in full, without a single paisa being lost to corruption. This demonstrates that if any party possesses the art of governing, it is the BJP, as evidenced by its corruption-free governance over the past two decades. During Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s tenure, not a single minister faced allegations of corruption. Contrastingly, during Congress’s 50-year rule, there were instances where their leaders faced corruption charges, some even serving time in jail. A sharp contrast between the proactive governance of the BJP and the lackluster performance and corruption prevalent in past administrations. 

Respected Shri Singh highlighted that even wealthier nations like America, as well as countries with smaller populations, cannot boast of ensuring both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine for all citizens, a feat unique to India. Our scientists have developed the vaccine during the crisis, and alongside administering two or three doses to Indians, we have also provided the COVID-19 vaccine to 100 countries around the world. Russia and Ukraine have been engaged in a war for over two years now. Thousands of Indian students were studying in Ukraine. When missiles and bombs were being launched from both Russia and Ukraine, posing a threat to the lives of these students, a representative group of their parents met with the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to seek a solution to this issue. No other world leader could accomplish what our Prime Minister did. He held talks with Russia and Ukraine and the war was halted between Russia and Ukraine for a period of 4 and a half hours, resulting in the safe return of 22,000 students to India from Ukraine. Members of the Congress and Samajwadi Party wish to regress the country back to the 18th century by disregarding all the achievements of the BJP.

Union Defence Minister Shri Singh emphasized that in previous governments, India used to import cannon, missiles, bombs, and firearms from other countries, and our soldiers defended the nation with them. India lacks neither capability, nor capacity, nor talent. Under the leadership of Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the BJP took a decision. Before 2014, our country exported small parts valued at 600 crores to other nations. However, today, our defense exports amount to 21 thousand crores globally. Today, India is exporting bombs, cannons, and tanks. Recently, India also exported BrahMos missiles to the Philippines. India is rapidly becoming self-reliant in the defense sector as well. Shri Singh emphasized that the BJP has fulfilled all the promises made so far. The Congress government only made promises of providing houses but did not fulfill them. I have never deceived the public with false promises but have always engaged in transparent politics. I do not seek support by deceiving people. For those poor individuals who have not yet received a pucca house, I want to assure them that they will be provided with one within two years. Similarly, those households that have not received the ‘Nal se Jal‘ facility will definitely be provided with it. The BJP government, while caring for the dignity of women, ensured the construction of toilets in every household. Concerning the welfare of Indian farmers, under the Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme, they have been provided with an annual amount of ₹6000. During the COVID-19 pandemic, free ration of 5 kilograms was provided, and our Prime Minister has decided to continue providing free ration of up to 5 kilograms for the next 5 years. Under the Ayushman Bharat scheme, arrangements for free treatment up to ₹5 lakh are available. Additionally, after the third term of the BJP government, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has pledged to provide healthcare benefits worth ₹5 lakh to every individual aged 70 and above, regardless of their caste, religion, or income level, starting from June/July onwards.  In a few days, the meaning of SP will be understood asSamapt Party‘. Just as dinosaurs disappeared from the earth, Congress is also on the verge of extinction.

Senior BJP leader Shri Singh shared that in the past, incidents of terrorism in Punjab and Maharashtra were not addressed seriously. During the time of Congress, there were incidents of terrorism in the country, then Congress used to say that these incidents keep happening. When there were terrorist incidents during Congress government, to express their displeasure they would either hand over the dossier or say that we will not play matches with Pakistan anymore. Not playing a match was absolutely childish. India, today India can act against terrorists on this side of the border and if necessary, it can act against them even across the border. Mentioning how law and order in Uttar Pradesh has improved under Chief Minister Shri Yogi Adityanath, who tackled chaos caused by previous administrations. Uttar Pradesh, once considered economically disadvantaged, is now expected to have a trillion-dollar economy soon. Mahatma Gandhi’s idea that the Congress party should dissolve after independence, but criticized Congress for retaining its name for political gain. BJP’s focus on genuine development without resorting to deceptive tactics.

Hon’ble Shri Singh stated that under the leadership of Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, a new ideology is contributing to the construction of a new India. I want to honestly convey to you that without any deception, the long journey of development that India has undertaken has had some contribution from every government. However, the pace of development witnessed during the BJP’s tenure is unprecedented in the history of independent India.The BJP has ensured the last-mile delivery of welfare schemes. It’s not that the BJP has always been successful, there have been failures too, such as Chandrayaan 2, which was prepared by our scientists but unfortunately failed.Upon hearing the news, our Prime Minister promptly visited the scientists, expressing empathy and boosting their morale. He assured them that regardless of the time and resources required, we will successfully land a rover on the moon’s south pole. Within one and a half years, Chandrayaan 3 was launched, and our lander successfully touched down on the southern pole of the moon, making India the first country to reach the south pole of the moon. The BJP has an impressive track record, with no room for questioning. During a program, the United States, the world’s most powerful country, declared, “To witness the future, visit India; to experience the future, visit India; to be part of the future, visit India.” India is at the forefront of global attention at present. Previously, in developed nations like the United States, individuals of Indian origin were not prioritized for top positions in major corporations. In the present day, among the world’s largest companies, one out of every ten is headed by an Indian CEO. India is moving forward rapidly, and if anyone obstructs its progress, it will not be tolerated. Congress leaders are unable to decide who will contest elections in Amethi and Raebareli. Shri Rajnath Singh appealed to the public to lend their support to the BJP and ensure victory by voting for BJP Lok Sabha candidate Shri Dharmendra Kashyap.