PM addresses at Kshetriya Panchayati Raj Parishad in Haryana
BJP National President Shri Jagat Prakash Nadda, along with Haryana Chief Minister Shri Manohar Lal Khattar, inaugurated a two-day conference of the BJP Kshetriya Panchayati Raj Parishad meeting in Surajkund, Haryana on August 7, 2023. The event was graced with the virtual presence of Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. The Prime Minister also addressed the gathering on the occasion. The conference discussed and deliberated on key issues relating to regional governance and the role of Panchayat Raj institutions.
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi addressed the ‘Kshetriya Panchayati Raj Parishad’ meeting on August 7, 2023. Addressing the gathering, Shri Modi said, “Today, the country is moving forward with full enthusiasm to fulfil the resolutions of Amrit Kaal and to build a developed India. He said, “District Panchayats hold tremendous potential to drive significant transformations in various sectors. In this context, your role as representatives of the BJP becomes exceptionally vital.”
Congress failed to implement Panchayati Raj
Criticizing the Congress party, Prime Minister Shri Modi highlighted that for four decades after Independence, the Congress failed to grasp the importance of implementing the Panchayati Raj system in villages. Consequently, the District Panchayat system, established later, was neglected during the Congress rule. As a result, two-third of the country’s population living in villages were left longing for basic necessities like roads, electricity, water, banks and houses, becoming their unfortunate fate. This negligence is the very reason why, even after seven decades of independence around 18,000 villages in the country still lacked access to electricity.
Farmers’ welfare schemes
Talking about the farmers’ welfare schemes, Shri Modi iterated, “In the last 9 years, such a system has been created for the farmers from seed to market, which reduces the cost of farming and increases the income. Under the PM Kisan Samman Nidhi, 2,60,000 crore rupees have been directly deposited in the accounts of the farmers. The urea which our farmers are getting for less than Rs.300, costs up to Rs.3000 in many countries. Farmers have also received compensation of more than 1,30,000 crore rupees through the PM Fasal Bima Yojana.”
Economic condition of rural women
He also talked about the positive impact of many of central schemes that improved social and economic condition of rural women. He said, “In the last 9 years, bank accounts of about 50 crore people were opened under the Jan Dhan Yojana. Most of the beneficiaries of this scheme are women. Mudra loans, increased financial assistance to self-help groups have given village women a new means of self-employment.”
The Prime Minister said in the next 5 years, multipurpose PACS, Primary Fisheries Societies, Dairy Cooperatives will be formed in 2 lakh villages.
Corruption, dynasty and appeasement
Furthermore, Prime Minister Shri Modi launched a fierce critique against the opposition bloc ‘INDIA,’ asserting that the public is saying now “Quit India” to all the ills of the country, such as “corruption, dynasty and appeasement”. He eloquently emphasized the stark difference between India before and after 2014, highlighting the remarkable development initiatives undertaken in the past nine years.
‘Where there is a lotus sign, there is welfare of the poor’
Addressing the BJP representatives, PM Shri Modi said, “You have to remain humble and work in coordination with the people of the organization and the Karyakartas. Today, such an image of BJP has been created in the country in which the poor believe that ‘Where there is a lotus sign, there is welfare of the poor’. ‘Where there is a lotus sign, there will definitely be help to the poor. Where there is a lotus sign, no poor person will have to wander there. You have to make the identity of your office like this. Service should be your biggest priority.”
The Prime Minister emphasized the importance of humility and cooperation with both the organization and the Karyakartas. He highlighted the positive image the BJP has acquired in the country, with the perception among the poor that “Where there is a lotus sign, there is welfare for the poor.”
Schemes of Modi government given strength to villages, poor, dalits, women, youth and farmers: JP Nadda
BJP National President addresses Kshetriya Panchayti Raj Parishad
Inaugurating the Kshetriya Panchayti Raj Parishad, BJP National President Shri JP Nadda extended a warm welcome to all the delegates, including the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, Chief Minister of Haryana Shri Manohar Lal Khattar, other dignitaries and Karyakartas.
Shri Nadda emphasized the importance of such conferences, highlighting that last year, all mayors across the country were provided with comprehensive training and valuable insights.
Shri JP Nadda said continuing their efforts this year, the conference has been divided into three groups. “The first group, comprising 182 delegates, will focus on the northern states of North India from 7th to 8th August. Simultaneously, another group of 134 delegates will convene in Howrah, West Bengal, on 12th and 13th August to address the region’s specific challenges and opportunities”.
Moreover, the conference will extend its scope to include the eastern states of East India and North-Eastern regions, where district-level leaders will participate in their respective sessions.
Shri Nadda said, “Lastly, the third conference will cater to the western, central, and southern regions of the country. This session is expected to see a substantial gathering of delegates and will be instrumental in providing them with comprehensive training.”
The BJP National President expressed his confidence in the success of these conferences, as they provide a unique platform for knowledge sharing and capacity building. The dedication of the BJP leadership to strengthen the grassroot governance through Panchayati Raj institutions is evident in their endeavours, he said.
The BJP National President said the manner in which Panchayati Raj has been strengthened under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inspires us and also gives us an opportunity to learn. The way Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has done economic empowerment of the three-tier Panchayati Raj while maintaining its autonomy, was never seen before, he said.
The Prime Minister brought transparency in the implementation of schemes using Digital India and JAM portal. Through transparency, the Panchayati Raj Institutions have got a lot of economic power, due to which the schemes have been implemented properly.
Shri Nadda said the implementation of the schemes of Modi government has given strength to the villages, poor, deprived, exploited, oppressed, Dalits, women, youth and farmers. In the last nine years, several schemes have been implemented. In this way, the three-tier Panchayati Raj has been completely strengthened under the leadership of the Prime Minister.