बाढ़ प्रभावित क्षेत्रों में राहत व बचाव कार्य में जुट जाएं भाजपा के सांसद, विधायक व कार्यकर्ता : श्री अमित शाह
भाजपा के राष्ट्रीय अध्यक्ष ने उत्तर प्रदेश, बिहार और असम में बाढ़ प्रभावित क्षेत्रों में मदद के लिए भाजपा कार्यकर्ताओं को दिया निर्देश
भाजपा अध्यक्ष ने बाढ़ के चलते जान-माल के नुकसान पर जताई चिंता
भाजपा अध्यक्ष ने बाढ़ में जान गंवाने वाले लोगों के परिजनों के प्रति संवेदना प्रकट की।
उत्तर प्रदेश, बिहार और असम में बाढ़ की स्थिति पर चिंता व्यक्त करते हुए भारतीय जनता पार्टी के राष्ट्रीय अध्यक्ष श्री अमित शाह ने भाजपा के सभी सांसदों, विधायकों, स्थानीय निकायों के प्रतिनिधियों और कार्यकर्ताओं को बाढ़ प्रभावित क्षेत्रों में राहत व बचाव कार्य में मदद करने को कहा है।
श्री शाह ने रविवार को बाढ़ प्रभावित राज्यों की भाजपा इकाइयों से बाढ़ की ताजा स्थिति का की जानकारी लेने के बाद संबंधित राज्यों के भाजपा कार्यकर्ताओं व पदाधिकारियों, संसद, विधानमंडल तथा स्थानीय निकाय के निर्वाचित जन-प्रतिनिधियों को यह निर्देश दिया।
श्री शाह ने कहा कि इस प्राकृतिक आपदा के चलते संकट में फंसे लोगों को हरसंभव मदद मुहैया कराई जायेगी। उन्होंने संबंधित राज्यों के भाजपा पदाधिकारियों और कार्यकर्ताओं को तत्काल राहत व बचाव कार्य में जुटने को कहा है।
श्री शाह ने बाढ़ में जान गंवाने वाले लोगों के परिजनों के प्रति संवेदना भी प्रकट की।
Bharatiya Janta Party National President Shri Amit Shah said today that the BJP will win by two thirds majority in the forthcoming Haryana assembly elections.
While addressing a large public rally here Shri Shah said Prime Minister Narendra Modi had given the slogan of a ‘congress mukt Bharat’ before the Lok Sabha polls. As a first step towards a Congress free India, Congress has been wiped out and the 130 year old party has reduced to such a state that they are clamoring for the position of a Leader of Opposition. The public has not only voted the BJP into majority but taken away the position of opposition from the congress party.
He said that second phase for a Congress free India will be the upcoming assembly elections in 4 states. Maharashtra, Jammu-Kashmir, Jharkhand and Haryana have Congress government. The day people will give their verdict, Congress will be wiped out from these four States. After these elections the country will not only be Congress free but BJP ruled.
Shri Shah said that due to fear of losing the Haryana Chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda can start garnering votes by taking support of casteism. But I would like to inform him that may it be western Uttar Pradesh or Haryana, the trailer is over and now the movie is going to start. In the Jat dominated areas Lotus is blooming. The same results will again be repeated in Haryana. Shri Shah said that when Hooda comes to power he does corruption and Chautala comes into power goons increases. One comes, he gives the land of the farmers to the industrial houses, the other comes and he forcefully snatches away the land.
He appealed to the people that the central government is under the leadership of Narendra Modi. The modi government has started a drive for the development of this nation. The way Haryana was a major contributor in the green revolution it should lead in the development of the nation and that Haryana should get completely involved in the development under the leadership of Narendra Modi
He said that in the upcoming elections the BJP government shall be formulated with a two thirds majority in Haryana. The way people are joining the BJP is a clear indication of that. The circumstances are such that the congress party will have to give an advertisement for searching a candidate.
Birendra singh and many other ex-ministers have joined the BJP with their supporters. On this occasion Haryana BJP leader Ramvilas Sharma, Captain Abhimanyu and various other BJP senior leaders were present. He expressed his gratitude towards the youth power.
BJP national president Shri Amit Shah today kicked off the election campaign for the Assembly elections 2014 while addressing the Vijay sankalp rally fromMahendragarh.
The BJP national president in his address said that Haryana and Shri Narendra modi ji have a very old relationship. Shri Naredra modi ji has been the incharge of Haryana and that the BJP has decided to contest in 8 seats out of which you have already given your verdict in 7 Lok Sabha seats. On the basis of these under the leadership of Modi ji the BJP was able to form a government with complete majority at the center. Friends, I appeal to you that in the same way you walked with us to help us secure full majority in the upcoming Haryana assembly elections like our victory at the centre.
Friends if the present Modi government had agreed with the decision made at the WTO as approved by the previous Congress regime, which used to garner votes in the name of the farmers, then the plight of farmers would have been even worse. Modi ji put the interests of the famers on top and did not bow down before the powerful nations. Because we believe that the interests of the farmers are foremost important than the applauds from the countries of the world. The people of Haryana wants freedom from the bad governance of HUdda ji and Om Prakash Chautala ji because when Hooda ji comes into power the number of scams increases and when Om prakash chautala ji comes into power the number of goons and extortion cases increases. Today Haryana is facing the most injustice for its Dalit and Scheduled castes. The youth is unemployed. Water in the fields, electricity and drinking water in the state are one of the foremost problems. But the current government is unaware of all these problems.
Friends Haryana is the state of soldiers. In every third house a youth is abiding the responsibility of defending the borders of this country. The history of this place ia a history of pride. The current Hooda government has tainted Haryana through corruption and various land scams. The price of the land in the states escalated but the benefit of that was not given to the farmers but to middlemen in power. This state used to be the pride of the nation, but now it has becomes a mine for land scams because the current chief minister kept ignoring the interests of the people and farmers. and were busy making the congress darbar happy. Shri Shah appealed to the people to make Haryana Congress free.
Shri Shah said that Friends, the vast crowd that is front of me and the amount of respect I have received on the way is proof that the opinion of the public is clear Hooda government's time is up. The states people have already made up their mind for change because Hooda has ignored the agriculture based Haryana, which at a point in time was going hand in hand with its neighbor state Punjab in terms of agriculture produce but now the same state's farmer is poor and powerless. There is no electricity and water for the fields. As a consequence the agriculture development is also low. Friends we want Haryana to grow. We want Haryana to be governed by law. Which is why I appeal to you that you create a government in Haryana with a clear majority, so that so that we can bring back the lost honor of Haryana. So that we can increase the agriculture development rate of Haryan, so that we can solve the problem of Water and electricity.
Amit shah appealed in the name of nationalism to establish a BJP government at the centre and said that the BJP will work in the interests of the farmers of Haryana and will fulfill the promises it makes.
Talking about the electoral alliance Shri Shah said that the people of Haryana had given its verdict on 7 Lok Sabha seats out of 8 seats in Haryana. Honoring that verdict alliances will be made in that ratio and if the need arises then the BJP will contest on all the seats by itself. On this occasion senior leaders of various parties accepted the membership of the Bhartiya Janta Party and without any hesitation pledged to rid Haryana of scam and extortion, goons and make it BJP ruled.
Respected Prime Minister Narendra Bhai Modi ji, respected Advani ji, respected Rajnath Singh ji, galaxy of party leaders on the dais and distinguished delegates, sisters and brothers.
Friends, today is August 9. Exactly 72 years ago, on this day, Mahatma Gandhi had launched the Quit India Movement in Mumbai. Many freedom fighters sacrificed their lives and hundreds others were injured in Lathi-charge in this movement for independence. We salute all the freedom fighters on August Kranti Divas. We firmly believe that preserving India’s freedom in every sense of the term, would be true homage to the martyrs of the freedom movement.
At the very outset, I would like to express my sincere gratitude, from the bottom of my heart, to this august house and the top BJP leadership for posing faith in me and displaying confidence in my abilities. I am indeed grateful to all of you for this great honour.
I commenced my political journey as a booth level worker. It is my proud privilege that all of you have considered me capable for the coveted post of the party’s National President at a relatively younger age with limited experience. There are more than 1200 political parties in India. But there is hardly any party where a worker could be elevated to the highest position of National President. It is undoubtedly a unique distinction of my great party. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is a mass movement, ideology is its soul and workers its strength. I accept the responsibility bestowed upon me by the party with all humility and commitment.
I honestly believe that my election as the BJP’s National President is a recognition and felicitation of the institution of the party worker in our system. It will now be my solemn duty to not only maintain the dignity of this prestigious office but also to enhance its prestige. I am absolutely confident that I will continue to get guidance from my seniors, every cooperation from my colleagues and support from the party rank and file in discharging this onerous responsibility to be best of abilities. I pray to the Almighty to give me strength and capacity to live up to the expectations of all of you.
Rajnath Singh ji, during his tenure as National President, played a pivotal role in returning the BJP to power. We appreciate his contribution. I am confident that I will continue to get his, as well as that of all my predecessors’, guidance on regular basis.
VICTORY IN LOK SABHA ELECTIONS
An objective analysis of our unprecedented victory in the recent Lok Sabha elections is that people have established Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the most credible national leader who alone is capable of translating into reality the nation’s mounting aspirations for development. Under his leadership, the party has also successfully lent voice to people’s anger against the misrule of the Congress-led UPA regime. Shri Modi’s dynamic leadership inspired millions of apolitical sections of the society to join the BJP’s dedicated rank and file in his campaign. Thousands of our cadres have been engaged in the last so many party election campaigns with selfless devotion and untiring commitment. Our rank and file has been sincerely managing polling booths from morning till evening in the elections. And there are millions of others who fought for us extending their support to our ideology on Twitter and Facebook. Many unknown cyber-savvy technocrats also lent their support to us. None of them even expected a letter of acknowledgment or a word of thanks from the party. Today if some of us have become ministers, many others MPs and MLAs, it is all because of the unstinted sweat and hard work of these foot soldiers. They are the one’s who contributed in translating into reality our dream of Ab Ki Baar Modi Sarkar. As President of the party, I am grateful to the people of this country for endorsing the leadership of Shri Modi resulting in the NDA’s resounding victory.
Our star campaigner Shri Narendra Modi also emerged as a symbol of good governance. I don’t think there could be a better example of an ideology-inspired party worker reaching the pinnacle of glory treading the long and tedious path of duty and discipline. Not only that, Shri Modi has also succeeded in restoring people’s fast eroding faith in the parliamentary system of government. As the BJP prime ministerial candidate, Shri Modi added unique and innovative dimensions to the electioneering by establishing direct dialogue with the multitude of electorate through relentless whirlwind campaigning and visiting the entire length and breadth of the country. I would like to make a special mention of the fact that Shri Modi, after he was anointed the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate, addressed 437 election rallies, participated in 5827 campaigns to establish direct contact with the masses and covered three lakh kilometers in 25 states and union territories. I am sure, our high-voltage campaign in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls with Shri Narendra Modi in the vanguard will be remembered as historic in the annals of the Indian electoral system. Credit for this extra-ordinary victory must go to the hard work put in by the dedicated band of our party workers across the country under the leadership of Shri Modi ji and Shri Rajnath Singh ji. The good governance of our highly successful governments in all the BJP-ruled states, also significantly contributed to this campaign.
ELECTORAL VERDICT ANALYSED
Sisters and brothers, we need to undertake an in-depth analysis of the Lok Sabha election results and review the outcome from the point of view of their impact on the national political scene. The BJP polled 31% votes in these elections which is the highest poll percentage by any non-Congress party in India’s electoral history. We have established new electoral benchmarks creating history by winning all the Lok Sabha seats in Gujarat, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Delhi, Goa and the union territories of Dadra Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu, Chandigarh and Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Our party has made impressive gains in most states. Our performance is highly commendable by any reckoning in Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Maharashtra. So far as far as the vote percentage is concerned, we have crossed the 50% mark in Gujarat, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. Our poll average is more than 40% in Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Karnataka, UP and Jharkhand whereas our vote accretion is more than 20% in UP, Assam and Rajasthan. Today we have presence in the Lok Sabha practically from all over the country.
The mandate was so decisive in our favour that it reduced the Congress tally below the required mark to become a recognized opposition party in the Lok Sabha. It is noteworthy that the 130 year old Congress Party failed to open its account in 14 states and 7 union territories.
Friends, the BJP has expanded its base among the youth, women, SCs, STs and backward communities as well. Our historic victory marks the beginning of the end of the Congress era. Our taking over the reins of power at the centre is of great historic significance. We must realize that it is a stupendous achievement by any standard. A leader of the post-independence generation, has established himself as the harbinger of the golden era of good governance in the political history of independent India. We entered the election fray with the Mantra of Sabka Saath – Sabka Ka Vikas and emerged victorious. There were neither hollow promises nor populist and emotive appeals. Our slogan was a simple commitment to the people, that convinced them and they registered their complete faith in the leadership of Shri Narendra Modi ji.
The verdict of this election is a clear rejection of the politics of dynasty, appeasement and vote bank. It also is an undisputed triumph of the hope and aspirations of the people of India. Let us not forget that the BJP is the only non-Congress party to have come to power at the centre with an absolute majority of its own.
Friends, it is in this backdrop that I am taking the reins of leadership of the party. Let all of us be reminded that to achieve power is just one part of our larger objective. A prosperous India and a cohesive society is our ultimate goal. It is our firm belief that political power is just a path to achieve our ultimate goal. Translating the concept of Antyodaya as propounded by Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyay and others into reality is our final destination.
Our party has a rich tradition of grass root work. Many of us have seen the pictures where a leader no less than Atal ji serving food to the delegates at party conventions. For decades, it was Advani ji who used undertake the thankless job of documentation of party papers. From Kushbhau Thakare to Nitin Gadkari, all have risen to the top from the grass roots. The rise of Shri Narendra Modi to the highest position in our democracy, beginning as a grass root organiser and belonging to an economically backward family, is also in keeping with this tradition. We must be proud of the fact that in our party, family background has never been a consideration for leadership. It is because of this, I believe that for Good Governance, a healthy and well knit party organisation with a team of able and self motivated cadre is a must. With attainment of power, the responsibility of the party organisation has increased many folds and we have to shoulder this with all our abilities.
IDEOLOGY OUR FOUNDATION
Sisters and brothers, this is an occasion to look into the glorious past of our party. Any organisation that forgets its past can never build its future. How can we forget that it was ideology that shaped the events in 1951 when the Jana Sangh was founded, or in 1980 when the emergence of the BJP marked our rebirth? Our very existence is for our ideology. We must remember that Nationalism is our inspiration and Antyodaya our ultimate goal.
Our journey from the foundation of the Jana Sangh till date had three distinct segments. From 1951 to 1980, we braved political opposition. Thereafter, we had a decade of growing acceptance. Post 1990, we were recognised as a political force, and now after 2014, the era of political impact has dawned. This journey was far from easy. The sacrifice of Dr. Shyama Prasad Mookerjee, Pt Deen Dayal Upadhyay, Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia, Kushabhau Thakare, Sundar Singh Bhandari, Nanaji Deshmukh, Jaganath Rao Joshi, Mahavir Tyagi as also Atal ji and Advani ji among others, has greatly contributed in this journey. It is because of the untiring efforts of these towering persons that we have reached where we are today. Now that we are in power, we have to dexterously run the government and also conduct our party. Even the slightest failure of ours on either of these fronts will automatically impact the other. We must understand the importance of the mutuality of political power and organisational prowess. We have to strive to give the best performance on both the fronts.
Friends, for any ideological movement, simply attaining power is not enough. In our country, for almost six decades, society was influenced essentially on the basis of the Congress ideology. Infact, politics was over-shadowed by a Congress culture. Now, it is our duty, that our ideology should positively influence the thinking and work culture of our society.
Let me also point out that it is not for the first time that a new Party President has taken over when the party has assumed power. In December 1967, Pt Deen Dayal Upadhyay had taken over as President of the Jana Sangh. It is worth recalling what he had said at that occasion. And now I quote Deen Dayal ji, “During the half century gone by, the country’s mind has been dominated completely by the Congress and its ideology. Its leaders have been not only the framers of national policy but the arbiters of contemporary life-values as well. After independence, the reins of government also came into their hands. The country’s transition into the new era, therefore, is not being smooth. It is accompanied by severe strains and struggles. It is against this background that we must analyze present problems and draw up our policy.”
Similarly, in 1998, immediately after the installation of the Vajpayee Governement, Shri Kushabhau Thakare had addressed the National Council Meeting in Gandhinagar. What Thakare ji had said is relevant even today. He had said, “Our main effort should be two pronged: first, provide the Government with direction and perspective; and second, serve as a bridge connecting the Government with the masses.” He had further said, “More importantly in the new circumstances, members of the party organisation must be dedicated and scrupulously honest; their integrity must be above reproach. Lastly, the organisation should not become a part of the establishment.”
ACHIEVEMENTS OF MODI GOVERNMENT
My fellow delegates, let us understand the distinctive message in the massive popular mandate that we have achieved in these Lok Sabha elections. This mandate is not merely to replace one ruling party with another. It is a mandate for an all round transformation. People were desperate to bring about a genuine change and a new approach in every aspect of governance.
It is a matter of pride for all of us that our government under Prime Minister Modi from day one itself has embarked upon a new model of governance keeping in mind the aspirations of the people. A series of result-oriented measures have already been initiated by all the ministries with a view of ushering in an era of a work culture based on dedication, commitment and hard work.
We strongly believe that development cannot be perceived as a programme of the government; instead it has to be a mass movement of peoples’ aspirations. The Modi government’s respect for the federal structure of our polity is creating goodwill among the states and they have faith that all state governments will get a fair treatment from the centre. It is just 75 days in power and our government has already established a balanced approach in economic and foreign policies in tune with the emerging scenario. We do favour co-ordination with global institutions in international financial management. But not at the cost of India’s national interests. And that is a key element of our foreign policy as well. Terrorism is no longer confined to geographical boundaries of any particular region. Events in Iraq can have reverberations in India as well. Our overall approach in matters of economic and foreign policies will be based on an objective assessment of the emerging global and regional scenarios and without compromising our national interests.
Sisters and brothers, we have completed just 75 days and in this brief span of time our government has recorded impressive achievements under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Modi. I would like to mention only some of them:
We have launched many fresh policy initiatives on several fronts including those in matters of external affairs, economic management, agriculture sector and infrastructural development.
Good governance has commenced with the cabinet meetings itself.
The “My Gov” portal has ensured wide-spread and meaningful participation of the people in governance
Special efforts for a proper coordination among different ministries to expedite decisions making process.
The Modi government Budget has laid the foundation of fresh initiatives to promote entrepreneurship and employment generation.
Effective measures to restore investors’ confidence in the Indian economy.
Initiated a series of short term and long term measures to check price-rise.
Provided new impetus to government policies on several matters including internal security and disaster management.
Adequate measures have been taken to check red-tape in several ministries including the ministries of Highways, Shipping, Environment, Communication and Commerce.
Special emphasis on transparency in governance with effective use of information technology.
Fresh initiatives to improve bilateral relations with all our neighbours including the SAARC members.
Ensured protection of the interests of farmers and the poor sections of society through our pro-active role in the World Trade Organisation (WTO). We remain committed to our policy of no compromise with our national interests.
We have played a significant role in the setting up of the BRICS Bank.
Sisters and brothers, the current global scenario is full of serious challenges. The UPA, during its ten-year regime failed to establish India as an emerging global power at international forums. India, for quite some time, was experiencing some irritants in our relations with our neighbours. We are now trying to improve our bilateral relations with all our neighbours without compromising our security concerns. Our policy of promoting regional cooperation and developing goodwill with our neighbours has helped in convincing the international community about our potential to play a meaningful role in global affairs.
There seems to be no end to the conflict in the middle-east. Tension between Ukraine and Russia is a cause of concern for the international community. Human sufferings - the Malaysian airlines tragedy, causalities in the Middle-East, or any other kind of loss of lives anywhere in the world - are acts against humanity. We do hope that those engaged in avoidable bloodshed will realize the gravity of these unfortunate developments and try to find an amicable resolution of the crisis through dialogue.
FOCUS ON ELECTION MANIFESTO
Friends, we have to understand that the entire emphasis of the Congress-UPA government was on entitlement based policies. They believed in Entitlement first and Empowerment later. In our thinking, Empowerment has to come first and Entitlement would naturally follow. We do believe that people have right to good governance. But more importantly, first and foremost it is the duty of the government to give good governance. Using Rights as a vote catching gimmick is just unacceptable to us. We believe that neither framing of an act nor an agitation by the people is required for them to get their rights. It is our considered opinion that we have to create conditions in such a manner that people automatically get their rights.
Our governance, our policies and our decisions are inspired by our ideology. The Prime Minister’s invitation to the SAARC leaders on the oath taking ceremony, steps taken towards greater job creation, the proclamation of creating one hundred smart cities in view of the growing urbanization, all reflect our thinking about integrated development. I earnestly appeal to all our brothers and sisters in the government to bear in mind the commitments made by us in our manifesto. I would suggest that they come out with a time bound plan for the implementation of the promises made and they should communicate the same regularly to the party cadre. This is possible if various morchas and cells of the party regularly coordinate with the respective ministries.
Friends, we have to remind the nation about the irresponsible manner in which the UPA government was functioning. Their regime has inflicted great loss to our national life. For reasons, one can easily imagine, they had put obstacles in the progress of several infrastructural projects, and now we have removed them.
In this backdrop it is important to note that in just about 75 days, the PM has restored confidence in governance. The realization that somebody who cares for us is now sitting in Delhi has not only reassured the people but also inspired them. During the Vajpayee government, the nation had experienced a climate of aspiration, only to be destroyed by UPA later. We have to recreate that climate. We are confident that 21st century is the Century of India.
All our challenges are yet to be overcome despite the numerous activities that we are undertaking on continuous basis. This year, on account of the late onset of the monsoon, in some parts of the country our farmers are worried. Appropriate agricultural prices for our farm produce, enabling farmers to become economically viable and self reliant against natural disasters and also creating alternative avenues of employment in addition to agriculture in our rural areas, continue to be challenges for our rural economy.
We are aware that our government is preparing an extensive roadmap and campaign for cleaning the Ganga. All of us, as party workers, should actively join this national campaign and simultaneously motivate every citizen of the country to become a part of this national mission.
CHALLENGES OF ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS
My fellow Karyakartas, brothers and sisters, we now have to establish fresh mile-stones of victory in the forthcoming assembly elections on the strength of our remarkable success in the recent Lok Sabha polls. Assembly elections are due in Jammu & Kashmir, Haryana, Jharkhand and Maharashtra and we have to accept the challenge of forming our government in all these states, yes I repeat, in all these states. While our top leadership will ensure good governance at the centre, all of us will have to commit ourselves to the most challenging task of winning the assembly elections.
We will win these elections by reaching out to the people on the strength of our well-knit organisational structure and on the commitment of providing good governance in these states.
The BJP will enter the electoral arena with a harmonious balance of a vibrant organisational set-up and our track- record in good governance at the centre and in the BJP-ruled states.
Friends, winning the ensuing assembly elections may be our immediate priority. But our long term objective is to provide good governance to the entire country.
This is the centenary year of Lok Manya Bal Gangadhar Tilak’s release from Mandale jail. Tilak had coined the slogan of Swaraj is my birth right more than a century ago. Let us resolve as workers of the BJP that we will commit ourselves to providing Surajya orgood governance to every Indian citizen.
We will be accomplishing this sacred duty only if we work to establish a BJP or a BJP-led government from J & K to Kerala and from Gujarat to Nagaland.
Therefore, our foremost commitment should be to return BJP to power in the election-bound states of Maharashtra, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand.
Besides, there are eight more states where we need to re-capture power. We must form our governments whenever elections are held in Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Odisha, Arunanchal Pradesh and Meghalaya. Also, we will have to make special efforts to win elections and form our governments in states like Assam, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Kerala and Tamilnadu where we have polled significant percentage of votes. To realize this objective, we should make BJP’s effective presence felt in each and every village Panchayat, Zilla Parishad, municipal Corporations and other elected bodies.
This may not be possible only by slogans mongering and putting up hoardings. This may require our total commitment and dedication to the party organisation and to its objectives and by maintaining mutual trust among fellow party workers.
This is exactly what we did in Uttar Pradesh. Our exceptional success in UP was due to our right approach in social engineering, introducing accountability and transparency in organisational management, widening the scope of direct contact with the cross-section of society and winning the confidence of the electorate by consolidating organisational unity. These were the key elements behind our sensational victory in the Lok Sabha polls in UP and we must focus on them in our march ahead to reach out every nook and corner of the country. Let there be no state or union territory where the BJP is not a force to reckon with.
Friends, now that we have achieved a tremendous success in the Lok Sabha elections, our responsibilities have also increased manifold. Some of our opponents are yet to reconcile to their humiliating defeat in the polls and are currently engaged in forging an unholy alliance of non-BJP parties. They are bewildered and not able to come to terms with the realities of the electoral outcome. We must guard against this Machiavellian political tactics and frustrate their designs.
We must remember that the dawn of the Modi government is heralded the end of the climate of cynicism across the country. The decisive verdict in our favour is not only to usher in good governance but also to establish clean politics. People are fed up with the Congress culture. We will have to evolve a new culture of qualitative democratic polity based on active participation of the masses.
In this context, Prime Minister Shri Modi has been promoting the concept of Team India. We need to get this message across to the people. We will have to keep in mind that our crusade on the ideological front is far from over. Our organisational functioning must reflect our ideology. We are a cadre-based mass party. Today we are in government. We have emerged as the preferred choice of all well meaning citizens of the country and we must consolidate this relationship.
I appeal to all our party karyakartas that we should -
Strive to strengthen and consolidate our booth management across the country.
Focus on all every forthcoming election from Panchayat to Parliament and win them with full commitment and hard work.
Expand our base in states along the eastern coast from West Bengal to Tamil Nadu and also Kerala and convert our votes into seats; and,
Function as a bridge between the government and the people.
My fellow delegate brothers and sisters, this will be possible only if our elected representatives at all levels, along with party organisation, continue to maintain Cohesion (Sauhardaya), Communication (Samvad), and Coordination (Samanvaya). These three elements (Cs/Ss) are the corner stone of our thinking.
We need to pledge ourselves to carry forward these principles when we return back to our respective states from this National Council meeting. This is my humble appeal.
Friends, in the year ahead, we will be celebrating the silver jubilee of Integral Humanism. Year 2015 marks the centenary year of our ideologue Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya. This provides us with an opportunity to once again enlighten the masses about our principles and policies. The twin-celebrations will also be an occasion for all of us to further dedicate ourselves to Integral Humanism and reach out to the people propagating the basic tenets of Deendayal Ji’s philosophy in all its manifestations.
I believe that the ideals of Integral Humanism are not restricted by time. This is an invaluable treasure of ideas. This philosophy can enable us to find solutions to each and every one of our contemporary problems. The government, of course, will function in the light of these principles. But that may not be enough. We all must re-dedicate ourselves to these ideals and strive to promote and expand the BJP on the basis of the principles of Deendayal ji’s philosophy of Antyodaya.
Good governance can be delivered only by ideology-inspired leadership. As we all know, ideological commitment has gone a long way in making our Prime Minister and all our Chief Ministers enviable icons of good governance. Let us resolve to march ahead as torch -bearers of our ideology.
Friends, our Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, during the Lok Sabha election campaign, had given a clarion call of Congress Mukt Bharat. What he meant was freeing India from corruption and bad governance. But a Congress-free India can become a reality only if we ensure the BJP’s victory in every part of the country. I call upon party functionaries at every level to rededicate themselves to this ambitious task with full vigour and commitment.
As I conclude, I would like to leave you with the inspiring words of Param Pujyaniya Shri Guru ji that if we work together with all our strength, “vijay hi vijay hai”.
BHARAT MATA KI JAI
श्री बलबीर पुंज जी के नेतृत्व वाली केन्द्रीय टीम द्वारा पश्चिम बंगाल के बीरभूम जिले में हुई हिंसा के संबंध में भाजपा राष्ट्रीय अध्यक्ष श्री अमित शाह जी को सौंपी गई रिपार्ट के प्रमुख अंश
पश्चिम बंगाल में 34 साल के बाद माक्र्सवादियों को हराकर टीएमसी की सरकार परिवर्तन के नाम पर आई। लेकिन पश्चिम बंगाल को परिवर्तन नहीं मिला। क्योंकि माक्र्सवादी के पेशेवर गुंडों ने तृणमूल का चोला पहन लिया।
पश्चिम बंगाल के 2014 लोकसभा परिणाम के बाद सुश्री ममता बैनर्जी घबरा गईं है क्योंकि भारतीय जनता पार्टी का जनाधार 6 प्रतिशत से बढ़कर लगभग 17 प्रतिशत तक पहुंच गया है।
टीएमसी के कार्यकर्ताओं ने बंगाल सरकार के संरक्षण के तहत भारतीय जनता पार्टी के कार्यकर्ताओं के प्रति हिंसात्मक रूख अपना लिया।
विगत 7 जून को इलम बाजार के कानूर गांव में स्थानीय तृणमूल कांग्रेस के नेतृत्व में उत्पातियों ने भाजपा समर्थन 55 वर्षीय शेख रहीम को पकड़ा, उसके कपड़े फाड़ दिए और उसे बिजली के खंभे से बांधकर लाठी-डंडों से पीटा जब तक वह मर नहीं गया। दुभाग्यपूर्ण यह घटना बंगाल पुलिस की मौजूदगी में हुई।
गांव के जिन लोगों ने लोकसभा चुनावों में भाजपा के पक्ष में काम किया, उनके घरों को तृणमूल कांग्रेस के समर्थकों ने तोड़ा और लूट-पाट की।
इस घटना की जानकारी लेने भारतीय जनता पार्टी के राष्ट्रीय अध्यक्ष जी ने श्री बलबीर पुंज जी के नेतृत्व में एक केन्द्रीय टीम भेजी, जिसके अन्य सदस्य थे श्री कीर्ति आजाद, श्री सिद्धार्थनाथ सिंह, श्री राहुल सिन्हा व श्री अब्दुल रसीद अंसारी।
आज बलबीर पुंज जी के नेतृत्व वाले प्रतिनिधि दल ने भाजपा राष्ट्रीय अध्यक्ष श्री अमित शाह जी को अपनी रिपार्ट प्रस्तुत की।
प्रतिनिधि दल के प्रमुख सुझाव
केन्द्रीय गृहमंत्रालय को ऐसी हिंसक घटनाओं का संज्ञान लेते हुए प्रदेश सरकार से अविलंब कार्रवाई करने का निर्देश देने के साथ रिपोर्ट तलब करनी चाहिए।
पार्टी के राष्ट्रीय विधि और मानवाधिकार प्रकोष्ठ को ऐसी घटनाओं पर नजर रखनी चाहिए और केंद्र में मानवाधिकर के जो निकाय हैं, उनसे संपर्क कर पीडि़तों को समुचित राहत दिलाने का प्रयास करना चाहिए।
अल्पसंख्यक समुदाय में भी भय का माहौल है और वे असुरक्षित महसूस कर रहे हैं। पार्टी को इस मामले में अल्पसंख्यक आयोग के हस्तक्षेप का प्रयास करना चाहिए।
Salient Features of Speech of BJP National President Shri Amit Shah
The confidence that has been instilled by popular Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi towards good governance through communication technology before the country men, will help address the grievances of the general public through modern communications and re instill their confidence in it. On the basis of the usage and experience of this technology in the future there are infinite possibilities of improvement, which will be periodically put into use which will certainly be of great help in achieving the dream of good governance.
For the first time with the help of modern communications it will be possible to to find solutions for the common problems faced by the voters of the parliamentary constituency .
New Delhi parliamentary constituency MP Shrimati Meenakshi Lekhi through the medium of mobile apps has tried to promote public participation, it is a role model and commendable.
Through this communication technology MLA and counsellors of the said constituencies will co-ordinate with each other and promote the people's representatives relations with the public to solve the problem.
जनता और सरकार के बीच सेतु है, संगठन, श्री अमित शाह, राष्ट्रीय अध्यक्ष भाजपा, दिल्ली के एन.डी.एम.सी. कनवेंशन हाॅल में भाजपा महिला मोर्चा की दो दिवसीय राष्ट्रीय कार्यकारिणी बैठक को संबोधित करते हुए कहा कि आज कारगिल विजय की 15 वीं वर्षगांठ है। कारगिल मे शहीद हुए सैनिक भारत माता की सेवा करते हुए शहीद हो गये। हमारी मातृशक्ति के पैदा हुए रण बोकुरे ही देश की सीमाओं की रक्षा मे निरंतर लगे है। भारत माता की सेवा मे लगे उन सभी वीर सपूतों को नमन करता हॅू।
महिला मोर्चा कार्यकारिणी को सम्बोधित करते हुए भाजपा राष्ट्रीय अध्यक्ष श्री अमित शाह जी ने कहा कि भाजपा ही वह इकलौती पार्टी है जिसने महिलाओं को इतना सम्मान और अधिकार दिया है। हमारे लोकप्रिय प्रधानमंत्री श्री नरेन्द्र मोदी की सरकार में सात महिलाओं को मंत्रीमंडल में स्थान दिया है। साथ ही, देश में आजादी के बाद पहली बार किसी महिला को विदेश मंत्री बनाया गया है। आज एक महिला पूरे विश्व में भारत का प्रतिनिधित्व कर रही है। आज भाजपा शासित दो बड़े प्रदेशों में, गुजरात और राजस्थान में महिला मुख्यमंत्री है।
उन्होने भाजपा महिला मोर्चा के कार्यो की प्रशंसा करते हुए कहा कि जब एक पुरूष किसी विचारधारा को अपनाता है तो केवल वह उस विचारधारा से जुड़ता है। लेकिन जब एक महिला किसी विचारधारा को अपनाती है तो पूरा परिवार उस विचारधार से जुड़ता है। संगठन के कार्यो के बारे में आगे चर्चा करते हुये राष्ट्रीय अध्यक्ष ने कहा कि सरकार और जनता के बीच में संगठन एक सेतु की तरह काम करता है। सरकार के कार्यो की जनता तक पहुॅचाना और जनता की समस्याओं को सरकार तक पहुचाना, यही संगठन का कार्य है, क्योकि अब हमारी पार्टी सत्ता में है। इस कार्य को महिला मोर्चा की बहनें बहुत अच्छी तरह से कर सकती है क्योंकि वह जनता की समस्याओं को ज्यादा मुखरता से समाधान करने का प्रयास करती है। उन्होने आगे कहा कि हम सभी को एक लक्ष्य निर्धारित कर के आगे बढ़ते रहना चहिये और पार्टी तथा संगठन के लिय कार्य करते रहना चाहिये। छोटी मोटी परेशानियों को ज्यादा ध्यान ना देते हुये तन्मयता से अपने कार्य पर लगे रहना चाहिए आने वाले चार राज्यों के चुनाव के बारे में चर्चा करते हुए उन्होने कहा कि महिला मोर्चा की सभी कार्यकर्ताओं इन चुनावों में पार्टी की जीत तय करने के लिय अभी से तैयारियों में जुट जाना चाहिये। उन्होंने कहा कि हमारे प्रधानमंत्री श्री नरेन्द्र मोदी जी ने देश की सभी समस्याओं के समाधान के लिए कार्य करना शुरू कर दिया है और आने वाले 10 वर्षो हम देश को एक सफल और शक्तिशाली राष्ट्र के रूप में देखेगें ऐसा हमारा पुरा विश्वास है। श्री अमित शाह ने महिला मोर्चा की बहनों को सलाह दी कि देश के दक्षिण और उत्तर पूर्व राज्यों में जहां पार्टी की पैठ कम है, उन राज्यों में पार्टी को आगे बढ़ाने के लिये कार्य करें। हम कार्य की शुरूआत महिला मोर्चा के द्वारा ही होना चाहिये। अंत में उन्होने सभ बहनों को पार्टी के लिये लागातार मेहनत करने की सलाह देते हुये उनकी सब समस्याओं को भी जल्द से जल्द सुलझाने का आश्वासन दिया।
नवनिर्वाचित भाजपा अध्यक्ष श्री अमित शाह जी का महिला मोर्चा कार्यक्रम में स्वागत करते हुये भाजपा महिला मोर्चा की राष्ट्रीय अध्यक्ष सुश्री सरोज पाण्डेय ने श्री अमित शाह जी को महिला मोर्चा द्वारा किये जा रहे सांगठनिक कार्यो के बारे में बताया तथा महिला मोर्चा द्वारा देश भर में चलायें जा रहे विभिन्न कार्यक्रमों के बारे में विस्तार से जानकारी दी। महिला मोर्चा द्वारा आयेजित किये गये कमल मेहंदी और कमल रंगोली जैसे कार्यक्रमों के चलते देश की महिलाओं को भाजपा से जोड़ने में आसानी हुई है और इसका प्रत्यक्ष लाभ चुनाव में भी दिखा है। भविष्य में जिन राज्यों में चुनाव है, उन राज्यों में विशेष ध्यान देते हुए प्रशिक्षण वर्ग का आयोजन किया जा रहा है। तथा सभी बहनों को बूथ स्तर पर कार्य करने का प्रशिक्षण भी किया जा रहा है।
भारतीय जनता पार्टी के राष्ट्रीय अध्यक्ष श्री अमित शाह द्वारा विश्व हिन्दू परिषद के वरिष्ठ नेता आचार्य गिरिराज किशोर के निधन पर जारी शोक संदेश
विश्व हिन्दू परिषद के मार्गदर्शक आचार्य गिरिराज किशोर के निधन का समाचार सुनकर मुझे गहरा दुख हुआ है। आचार्य गिरिराज किशोर ने राष्ट्रीय स्वयंसेवक संघ, जनसंघ और विश्व हिन्दू परिषद के माध्यम से अपने अंतिम समय तक देश और समाज की समर्पित भाव से सेवा की । शिक्षक के रूप में सार्वजनिक जीवन शुरु करने वाले आचार्य गिरिराज किशोर ने कुछ ही समय बाद नौकरी छोड़कर अपना जीवन भगवान श्रीराम के कार्यों के लिए समर्पित कर दिया। आपातकाल के दौरान उन्होंने लोकतांत्रिक मूल्यों को बचाने का संघर्ष किया और जेल गये। त्याग और निर्भीकता के प्रतीक आचार्य गिरिराज किशोर ने अपना शरीर भी सामाजिक कार्य के लिए दान देने का संकल्प लिया । उनका व्यक्तित्व सदैव ही देशवासियों के लिए प्रेरणा का स्रोत रहेगा। भगवान से मेरी प्रार्थना है कि दिवंगत आत्मा को शांति प्रदान करे।
Statement by BJP President, Shri Amit Shah on Union Budget 2014-15
This is the first budget of the Narendra Modi government. Every attempt has been made to meet the aspirations of all Indians and to assuage their pain. This is a balanced budget of the government and concerns of every section, including the middle class, have been addressed. In addition, several positive steps have been taken to improve the growth rate. I congratulate the Finance Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley ji, for delivering a pragmatic, growth-oriented and forward-looking budget – one where the aspirations of all sections of 125 crore Indians are addressed. The government has charted a roadmap for the economic resurgence of India. The budget addresses issues raised in the BJP Manifesto. Our motto of “Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikaas” is truly reinforced in this budget.
From the Congress government, we inherited practically empty coffers, a regime of back-breaking inflation, a decimated economy, sluggish growth, mammoth fiscal & current account deficits, and a sense of hopelessness. They ran the government to benefit a few at the cost of everyone else. As a result, crores of Indians were exasperated by Congress’ misgovernance and decided to vote emphatically in favour of change.
The FM has laid down a comprehensive action plan for the revitalization of the Indian economy. This budget brings back “hope” into the Economy. It also lays the building blocks for our dream of “Ek Bharat, shreshtha Bharat”. The budget lays the foundation to rebuild India based on the principles of transparency, minimum government and maximum governance. It sets the pace for greater financial inclusion of the weaker sections.
He has highlighted an actionable plan for ensuring basic amenities to all, robust physical and social infrastructure, quality life in villages, restoring & revitalizing agriculture, healthy manufacturing, crores of jobs for the youth, good education for children and decent healthcare for all. We have taken great strides to restore investor and entrepreneurial confidence, and this will kickstart growth and spur prosperity in the years to come.
In particular, the common man will immensely benefit from the relief to small income tax payers and senior citizens (this will also help families spend more on healthcare of elders & women and education of children), impetus on agriculture & rural economy and plans for urban renewal. The middle class will benefit from increased tax concessions which will add to savings and spending, particularly giving a thrust to home ownership. I also heartily welcome increasing taxes on chewing tobacco, gutka and aerated cold-drinks on health grounds. The nation is also thankful for the commitment to build a War Memorial, work on One Rank One Pension and plans for rehabilitation of displaced Kashmiri migrants.
The measures announced today will instill investor confidence, rekindle the savings-investment cycle for a growth rate of 5.5-5.9% this year and rising to much higher growth rates in the next two years. A great boost has been given to agricultural development and agricultural productivity. Rural connectivity and use of modern technology in improving shelf-life through warehousing and other facilities with a boost to rural road connectivity will enhance farm incomes. Infrastructure has received new impetus. The tax changes lend greater transparency and predictability which will be positive for investor confidence.
Once again, it gives me immense pride to see our party chart the future of India, with such clarity and specificity, that benefits all Indians. There is no doubt that this speech will be remembered as a growth-oriented and positive budget for a long time to come. Once again, I congratulate Shri Arun Jaitley ji.
Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi congratulates
Shri Amit Shah on becoming BJP President
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, has congratulated Shri Amit Shah on being appointed BJP President, and expressed confidence that the party will become stronger under his leadership.
Following is the text of the Prime Minister’s tweets:
“बीजेपी अध्यक्ष चुने जाने पर श्री अमित शाह को ढ़ेरों शुभकामनायें। उनके नेतृत्व में निश्चित ही पार्टी का विस्तार होगा, पार्टी और मजबूत बनेगी|
Amit Bhai started his journey as an ordinary Karyakarta & has repeatedly proven himself through tireless hardwork & determination.
I would like to specially thank Rajnath ji for his great leadership, under which the Party scaled new heights of success.
With the blessings of Party elders & selfless efforts of Karyakartas, BJP's mission of creating a strong & developed India continues.”
Profile of BJP President: Shri. Amit Shah
A man known for proven organisational abilities and strategic planning, Amit Shah is a politician of the hinterland with a distinguished political record and commitment for the ideals he stands for.
Born on October 22, 1964, politics was not in Shri Amit Shah’s blood. Instead, it was the desire to serve the society that was passed on to Shri Amit Shah by his philanthropist family. At a tender age of 14, Shri Amit Shah joined the Rashtriya Syawamsevak Sangh (RSS) as a ‘Tarun Syawamsevak’. That was the turning point of his life.
Organizational Role in Gujarat BJP:
In 1982, as a student of bio-chemistry, he was handed over the responsibility of the secretary of the students’ organisation ABVP in Ahmedabad. He later became the secretary of BJP Ahmedabad city unit. There was no looking back since then. Shri Amit Shah went on to hold many crucial posts to rise up in the ranks of the Gujarat unit of BJP. He became the national treasurer of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (B.J.YM.) in 1997 and later the Vice President of the Gujarat State unit of the BJP.
Emphatic electoral achievements:
In 1995, Shri. Amit Shah was elected, for the first time, as the MLA from Sarkhej assembly constituency. He was re-elected from the same constituency in 1998. This time, he defeated his rival with a margin of 1,32,477 votes. He made a record of sorts in 2002 when he was re-elected from Sarkhej constituency by beating his rivals with a triumphant 1,58,036 votes. He broke his own record in the year 2007; this time the margin of the winning vote was 2,32,823 votes. In 2012 he was elected to the Gujarat Assembly for the fifth time from the Naranpura constituency.
Turnaround of the co-operative sector:
Every dying entity needs a visionary to turn its destiny around. This is true to the Ahmedabad District Co-Operative Bank Limited, which in the year 2000, was in totters and declared a weak bank due to lack of leadership. It was then that Shri Amit Shah was brought in as the chairman of the Bank to persevere the challenge. Shah started on a positive note, believing that the Bank could see green and pay dividends with able administration, work ethic and tenacity. That was the year when the Bank had registered a loss of Rs 20.28 crore. Only a year after he took over, the Bank cleared its debts and fell in line of other profit-making banks, with declaration of 10% dividend. Today, Ahmedabad District Co-Operative Bank Limited is a leading bak among the 367 co-operative banks in the country.
When people’s faith was floundering in co-operative banks due to the closure of the Madhavpura and other urban co-operative banks, Shri Shah took it upon himself to bring the trust of the depositors back. His representation saw the government and the RBI introducing a reconstruction package for Madhavpura Bank. Shri Shah also led from the front in ensuring introduction of the flexi deposit scheme, enabling co-operative banks to invest their funds safely and profitably. The co-operative law was also modified by the state government due to the persistence of Shri Shah. The law now ensures action against defaulting co-operative leaders.
Notable successes in state administration:
In 1995, during the tenure of Shri. Keshubhai Patel as CM of Gujarat, Shri. Amit Shah became the youngest chairman of Gujarat State Financial Corporation (G.S.F.C.). In 2002, Shri Amit Shah became the Minister of State in Narendra Modi govt. During his tenure as minister, he has held several portfolios including that of transport, police, housing, border security, civil defense, gram rakshak dal, home guards, prison, prohibition, excise, law and justice, parliamentary affairs and the coveted home ministry.
2014 general elections:
His skill in political strategy and vision led to his appointment as the General Secretary of the party in 2010 and him being made incharge (Prabhari) of electorally significant state of Uttar Pradesh. Within a short span of time, Shri. Shah turnaround the electoral fortunes of the BJP in UP and delivered a spectacular result, in which the BJP and it ally won 73 out of 80 Lok Sabha seats. BJP’s vote share in the state increased almost two and half times in less than two years when he was the Prabhari of UP.
Shri. Shah was also a Member, of BJP’s Election Panel and in 2014, given the responsibility of public relations, mass marketing and new voter enrollment. His result-oriented strategy-making skills played an important role in the enviable result for the BJP in 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
Shri. Shah has also served as the President of Gujarat State Chess Association. In 2009, he became the vice-president of the Gujarat Cricket Association only to take over as its President in 2014.