Kshetriya Panchayati Raj Parishad in West Bengal
Addressing the Kshetriya Panchayati Raj Parishad in West Bengal on August 12, 2023 Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi remarked that the no-confidence motion tabled by the Opposition against the NDA government was defeated in the Lok Sabha. “The situation was such that the people of the opposition left the house in the middle of the discussion and ran away. The truth is that they were scared of voting on the no-confidence motion,” he said.
Criticizing the TMC-led government in West Bengal, he highlighted the ongoing struggle of BJP Karyakartas in the state. He referred to recent Panchayat elections, pointing out alleged TMC bloody game – obstructing BJP candidates from filling forms, preventing their participation, and resorting to violent attacks even when BJP candidates manage to win. This, he said exemplifies the TMC’s political approach in West Bengal.
PM Shri Modi asserted that the neglect of Eastern India after independence has hurt the country’s progress the most. He highlighted efforts to close this developmental gap, noting that a significant portion of the 13.5 crore people lifted out of poverty in the last 5 years hail from Eastern India. He further stated, “In our country, for the last 50 years, slogans were given – ‘Garibi Hatao’. But those who gave this slogan could not remove poverty. A natural question is that the work which could not be done in five decades, how has the BJP government done it in such a short time?”
Discussing the advantages brought forth by the government’s initiatives in Eastern India, PM Shri Modi stated, “About 18,000 villages across the nation, previously devoid of electricity, have now been illuminated by the government. Of these, about 13,000 villages were from Eastern India only.
“Many of you will be surprised to know that in a state like Mizoram till 4 years ago only 6 percent of the houses had piped water access. Today, this number is more than 90 percent. In the last 9 years in Bihar, more than 50 lakh houses have been built under PM Gramin Awas Yojana. About 45 lakh poor families have got pucca houses in West Bengal. In Assam too, 20 lakh houses have been built for the poor,” he added.
• We defeated the opposition’s no-confidence motion in Parliament and gave a befitting reply to those spreading negativity in the entire nation.
• A significant portion of the 13.5 crore people lifted out of poverty in the last 5 years hail from Eastern India.
• About 18,000 villages across the nation, previously devoid of electricity, have now been illuminated by the government. Of these, about 13,000 villages were from Eastern India only.
• In the last 9 years in Bihar, more than 50 lakh houses have been built under PM Gramin Awas Yojana. About 45 lakh poor families have got pucca houses in West Bengal. In Assam too, 20 lakh houses have been built for poor.
Highlighting the rapid development in Eastern India, the PM said, “For better health facilities, from Guwahati in Assam to Kalyani in West Bengal, From Deoghar in Jharkhand to Darbhanga in Bihar, New AIIMS have been opened with this planning so that people do not have to travel hundreds of kilometres for treatment. Over the past 9 years, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, and Odisha have collectively received 31 new medical colleges, while the North East has seen a doubling of medical college numbers.”
The Prime Minister noted the conversion of North East railway lines to broad gauge, significant capacity growth in major ports, establishment of new waterways, and the development of 9 airports to enhance air connectivity in the region. He expressed the anticipation of a profound transformation in the vast eastern part of the country due to these initiatives.
Strengthen the hands of PM Modi to make India a developed nation: JP Nadda
The Bharatiya Janata Party National President Shri Jagat Prakash Nadda welcomed Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi while inaugurating the two-day Kshetriya Panchayati Raj Parishad of the party in Howrah, West Bengal on August 12, 2023. Shri Nadda also addressed the Kshetriya Panchayati Raj Parishad. The Prime Minister virtually inaugurated this important meeting and addressed the inaugural session of the meeting.
Those present at the meeting included the West Bengal BJP President Shri Sukanta Majumdar, BJP West Bengal co-incharge Shri Mangal Pandey and all the functionaries of the Bharatiya Janata Party. In this meeting 134 presidents and vice presidents of Zila Parishad of West Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Odisha, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and North Eastern States were present.
Shri Nadda said the Prime Minister said that to bring qualitative changes in the works and functioning of the office bearers of the Zila Parishad which include President, Vice President, Mayor, Deputy Mayor, Presidents of Nagar Parishads training is a must. And for this purpose, the Kshetriya Panchayati Raj Parishad was envisaged. The Bharatiya Janata Party has very effectively and efficiently implemented this concept on the ground.
He said in Panchayati Raj institutions the responsibilities of elected representatives in Zila Parishads increases immensely. It is our responsibility to ensure that the benefits of the public welfare schemes and programmes reach the poorest of the poor and no one is deprived of these benefits and social welfare schemes.
Shri Nadda said like previous years, this year too, the Bharatiya Janata Party will observe 14 August as the Vibhajan Vibhishika Diwas. This day we will remember the pain and sorrow of Partition and pay homage and respect to those who lost their lives during Partition and were uprooted from their homes and had to live as refugees.
Under the Har Ghar Tiranga Abhiyan the Prime Minister has asked all citizens to unfurl the Tricolour in their homes from August 13 to 15. Also, all the BJP leaders and workers will take out ‘prabhat pheris’ at booth levels. Every party worker has to attend this programme and make it successful.
–With the aim and pledge to make our country a developed nation and to fulfil the clarion call of “Panch Pran” given by the Prime Minister, the BJP workers will collect soil and some rice from every house in every village, every panchayat, every district and every state, they will organise various programmes and then reach Delhi.
–Under this programme “Amrit Kalash Yatra” will also be organised across the country.
–The “Amrit Kalash Yatra” will collect soil in 7500 Kalash from every corner of the country and reach the Capital city of Delhi.
–This yatra will also bring plants from various states and regions of the country. From the soil collected in 7500 Kalash and plant saplings collected from across the country “Amrit Vatika ” will be created near the National War Memorial. This “Amrit Vatika” will become the grand symbol of “Ek Bharat – Shrestha Bharat “.