RAJOURI, Apr 10: Accusing Congress of having exploited weaker sections of society for vote bank politics, BJP vice president, Yudhvir Sethi along with Dinesh Sharma, BJP district president Rajouri today said Gram Swaraj Abhuyaan (Village Self-governance Campaign) starting from April 14 to May 5, 2018 is aimed at sustainable and inclusive growth of rural India through a multi pronged strategy for eradication of poverty.
This programme being launched by Prime Minister, Narendra Modi will be accomplished by increasing livelihood opportunities, providing social safety net and developing infrastructure for growth and improvement of quality of life in rural India, he said.
Yudhvir Sethi asserted that this more than fortnight long programme aims at a nationwide campaign to increase social harmony amongst villages, foster farmer’s programmes and promoting rural development for which BJP workers must gear themselves up.
Yudhvir Sethi was speaking in a meeting of party Karyakartas held at Rajouri this morning. He said that it was during Congress regime that from 2013 to 2015 National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) witnessed 17.3 per cent increase in crimes against weaker sections of the society. Almost 74 cases of such atrocities were reported from all over country each day and out of that five cases use to be that of rape.
Instead of giving people a dignified and safe life, Congress leaders concentrated on vote bank politics by extending subsidies and exploiting sentiments of people belonging to weaker sections of society. He said that in days to come the first programme will begin with celebration of Baba Saheb, Dr B R Ambedkar’s Jayanti on April 14. This is for the first time in the history that five places connected with life of B R Ambedkar are being connected across the length and breadth of India as pilgrimage points.
He said over 4.3 crore people belonging to weaker sections got Rs 2.28 lakh crore loan under Mudra Bank Loan scheme and under PM Ujjwal Yojana 3.53 crore gas connections have been distributed amongst deserving people. He asked people to not to get misled by false and frivolous campaign of Congress and take benefit of such schemes which are meant for their uplitment and giving them a dignified life.
Cong exploited weaker sections for vote bank politics: Yudhvir