Friday, 16 September 2016
BJP National President, Shri Amit Shah Ji’s Address at The Manavata Sadbhavana Gathering at Kanshi Ram Memorial Park, Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh)
The government at the Centre led by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi ji, is a government for the poor: Amit Shah
The BJP-led NDA government headed by Shri Narendra Modi has turned Dalits into job-generating entrepreneurs: Amit Shah
If Uttar Pradesh wants all-round, inclusive development 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas', there is no alternative to the BJP: Amit Shah
I want to ask Ms Mayawati and Shri Mulayam Singh Yadav what they have done for Dalit empowerment. If the first has exploited the downtrodden, the second has cheated them: Amit Shah
The Akhilesh Yadav government cannot enrich the Dalits and the poor and Ms Mayawati is incapable of replacing the Samajwadi Party government in the province: Amit Shah
The Congress, SP and BSP have not revived and rejuvenated the important places associated with Babasaheb Ambedkar; if anybody has done it, it is the BJP: Amit Shah
The Sonia-Manmohan government, synonymous with corruption, walked on two crutches — the SP and the BSP: Amit Shah
The Ujjwala Scheme that supplied LPG connections to poor households has benefited 12 lakh families in Uttar Pradesh alone: Amit Shah
The BJP national president, Shri Amit Shah ji, addressed the Manavata Sadbhavana gathering at Kanshi Ram Memorial Park, Luchnow, today, appealing to the people to bring in a BJP government with two-third majority in Uttar Pradesh for the development of the state and uplift of Dalits, the poor, backward and exploited classes. The BJP president said that the Modi government formed at the Centre with the blessings of Dalits, the poor, backward and exploited people in general and the people of Uttar Pradesh in particular has focussed on the uplift of the downtrodden and underprivileged in the two-and-a-half years of its tenure. This, Shri Shah said, is a government for the poor.
Targeting the Congress and BSP, Shri Shah said that Shri Rahul Gandhi does not tire these days projecting his party as the messiah of Dalits and Ms Mayawati would have the people believe that she is the greatest well-wisher of Dalits, but one would like to know from both of them what they have done to restore and revive the seven important places associated with Babasaheb Ambedkar. He said that these places were neglected by the Congress, SP and BSP alike. He said that the BJP governments at the Centre and different states have built magnificent cenotaphs at places associated with Babasaheb like his birthplace Mhow, London where he went for higher education, Vadodara where he pledged his career to the downtrodden, Nagpur where he honed his skills, Alipur Road where he breathed his last and his memorial at the premises of the Indu Mills in Mumbai. He said that the Modi government arranged for higher education of Dalits in London where Babasaheb finished his formal education. He said that the BJP government is building a modern, sophisticated study centre for Dalit scholars at the place of death of Babasaheb on Alipur Road at a cost of Rs 100 crore; likewise, in the premises of Indu Mills, the central government has acquired land to restore and renovate Babasaheb’s memorial at a cost of Rs 1,200 crore.
The BJP president said that the Parliament House was adorned with portraits of several great leaders of the country, but the Congress, SP and BSP had not permitted the installation of a portrait of Bharat Ratna Bhimrao Ambedkar inside the House. It was the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government that ensured that an oil painting of Babasaheb adorned the interiors of Parliament, Shri Shah said. He said that the conferring of Bharat Ratna on Babasaheb was also done by that BJP government. Further, he said, the Modi government issued stamps and coins in commemoration of Babasaheb on his 125th birth anniversary. A special session of a day was organized in Parliament under the aegis of the Modi government in memory of Babasaheb and to pay tribute to him.
Shri Shah said that the SP and BSP helped the Congress rule the country for 10 years. The Sonia-Manmohan government, synonymous with corruption, walked on two crutches — the SP and the BSP, he said. “I want to ask Ms Mayawati and Shri Mulayam Singh Yadav what they have done for Dalit empowerment. If the first has exploited the downtrodden, the second has cheated them,” said Shri Shah.
The BJP president said that, right after assuming office at the Centre, the Modi government made every nationalised bank provide for easy loans to at least 10 Dalits for entrepreneurship under the Stand Up India Scheme. Furthermore, the Modi government, Shri Shah said, has turned more than 3 crore Dalits into entrepreneurs via Mudra Bank.
Shri Shah said that the Modi government initiated the Jan Dhan Yojana and thus opened the gates to banking for the poor, covering them with social security net. He said that the central government of the BJP sensitised the people towards cleanliness through the Swachh Bharat campaign and supplied LPG to poor households for free under the Ujjwala Scheme, which has benefited 12 lakh families in Uttar Pradesh alone. He said that the government is working for the farmers through schemes of crop insurance, soil card, irrigation, enhancement of the minimum support price and a pledge to double their income by 2022.
Appealing to the people of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Shah said that there was no alternative to the BJP if Uttar Pradesh wanted all-round and inclusive development 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas'. The Akhilesh Yadav government cannot enrich the Dalits and the poor and Ms Mayawati is incapable of replacing the Samajwadi Party government in the province, he said. Therefore, Shri Shah said, the people of Uttar Pradesh must play their crucial role in transformation of the state by taking a sacred vow today to bring in a BJP government with two-third majority in order to strengthen the hands of Shri Narendra Modi ji so that Babasaheb Ambedkar’s dream is realised and the state is developed fast.