No compromise on BJP’s core issues: Khanna

BJP leaders at a press conference at Jammu on Tuesday. -Excelsior/Rakesh
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“Only Modi, not Mahagatbandhan can give a stable Govt”

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Jan 15: BJP national vice president and Prabhari J&K, Avinash Rai Khanna today made it clear that his party is committed to the core issues and it has not made any compromise on them.
Talking to reporters here, he said abrogation of Article 370 giving special status to J&K and Ram Mandir are core issues for BJP and it has neither given up them nor made any compromise on them.
He said party is well aware that the historic decision taken by Narendra Modi Government of grating 10 percent reservations to economically weaker sections of the society will face hitches in implementation in J&K because of this special status given to the State, but BJP will fight for that too.
He said it was the decisive Government of Narendra Modi which took a bold and historic step in granting 10 percent reservations to economically weaker sections of the society. This way a 70 year long pending demand of the people was solved. No one since independence took such a bold initiate, he added.
Maintaining that election bugle has been sounded in the country, Khanna
said that Lok Sabha elections this time will be altogether different than 2014 elections.
Khanna in the press conference was flanked by Ravinder Raina, former Minister, Bali Bhagat, party general secretary, Yudhvir Sethi and its spokesperson Balbir Ram Rattan. He said in 2014 elections were fought on the name of Prime Minister, Narendra Modi but this time besides Modi’s name the votes will be sought on his five year remarkable performance.
Lambasting the political parties who joined the hands to form the Mahagatbandhan, Khanna said these parties were earlier too part of the Congress but later have separated from it on the ideological differences. But by joining hands they can’t come to the expectations of the people and give a strong and stable Government to country which Modi gave in four and half years.
Khanna said that nation during present times need a strong Prime Minister and people want the nation to be strong and with out BJP under the leadership of Narendra Modi no one can give a strong Government in the country.
He said during Modi Government tremendous all round development took place in the country and it is evident everywhere.
He said this Government first time made a policy on granting MSP to farmers crops and gave free gas connections to the poor people. This was a great decision for the benefit of nation, he added.
He said June 21 was celebrated International Youth Day and youth were given recognition.
“There is no community or region for which this Government did not work”, Khanna added.
The BJP national leader exuded confidence that people of the country will again vote for the party on the basis of its performance.
On Jammu and Kashmir, he said BJP has taken various steps for restoration of peace and after the imposition of Governor’s rule terrorists’ activities decreased to a great extent.
He termed unfortunate the support extended by former Chief Minister and PDP president, Mehbooba Mufti to the gang which said Bharat Mata Terey Tukdey Hoongay.
He said the Kashmir centric leaders who are often crying when a terrorist is killed, have not commended the role and valour of Indian Army on 71st Indian Army Day.