REASI, Dec 23: Lambasting the Congress party, Union Minister in PMO with Independent charge of North Eastern States, Dr Jitendra Singh today said Congress Party is rattled by the Modi Government’s corruption-free record of five years and that is why, in desperation, they have embarked on the misadventure of manufacturing unsubstantiated allegations.
Addressing a mammoth public meeting here, Dr Jitendra Singh referred to Rafale deal as a striking example of this phenomena. He said, now that the Supreme Court has given a clean chit to the Govern-ment, the Congress Party is trying to put a question mark on the integrity of the highest court.
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The Union Minister said, this is a strange paradox that even after five years, there has not been a single substantiated charge of corruption against any of the Ministers in the Modi Government, while the corruption scams of the Congress Ministers in the erstwhile UPA Government continue to unfold with each passing day.
Cautioning the BJP Karyakartas about the intrigues by Congress and its allies, he said, in the days to come, as the Lok Sabha election draws closer, there may be more and more such manufactured false allegations, which will require to be countered effectively with evidence, on every platform.
Dr Jitendra Singh also criticized the Congress for boasting of its victory in three States of MP, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh and said the BJP’s vote share has increased in MP and Rajasthan which has a trend of changing Governments after every election, BJP performed far better than Congress in last elections and many seats were lost by a thin margin only.
He said Congress, NC and other fringe parties who after the results of recent ULB elections mocked BJP of celebrating its victory when its vote share has decreased should apply the same formula to MP where the party’s vote share has considerably increased.
He asked party cadre to work hard and take the party policies and programmes to every nook and corner in the State and not to be cowed down by misleading propaganda of dynastic parties.
Earlier, soon after his arrival at Reasi, Dr Jitendra Singh was escorted to the venue of the programme by an enthusiastic Bike-Rally taken out by Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha. Over two dozen youth led by prominent student activist Raghav Sharma joined the BJP on the occasion.
Welcoming the new youth members to the party, Dr Jitendra Singh said, BJP is the natural choice for the youth of India, because it is a party of opportunities. Unlike Congress and some other Parties, he said, BJP does not promote the children of only the ruling family or ruling dynasty, but offers to every youth suitable position and opportunity to work depending upon his potential, capacity and hard-work. BJP is a party where any youth can dream of rising to the highest position, which is not possible in Congress, he added.
Dr Jitendra Singh asked the BJP Karyakartas to go to the public with the question as to why, all that development work which was accomplished in the last four-and-a-half years, could not be accomplished during the last 65 years.
Referring to path-breaking development works in district Reasi, Dr Jitendra Singh mentioned the highest Railway bridge in the world under construction which was started after some initial hassles regarding the alignment of the Railway line. Among the other important works in the district in the last five years, he referred to Katra-Vaishno Devi Railway Station, Hi-tech Weather Forecast Instrument at Sanjhi Chhat, new Hostel Complex costing Rs.45 crore in Mata Vaishno Devi University, three Degree Colleges, namely at Katra, Pouni and Mogri, increase in the honorarium of SPOs, increase in the honorarium for Talwada migrants from meager Rs.400 to Rs.12,000 at par with Kashmiri Pandit migrants, Sulabh Toilet complex at Shiv Khori and other places, State’s first-ever Wind Mill Power Project, upgradation of Dental Facility at District Hospital from MP Fund, construction of War Memorial from MP Fund, declaration of Katra town among the top iconic cities of India for Swachhta Abhiyan, switching over of Railway Station to Solar Power Plant, sanction of nearly 300 crore PMGSY roads etc.
Giving update about some new works, Dr Jitendra Singh said, the land for new Kendriya Vidyalaya has been identified and the process is in progress. About the toll charges issue for commuters between Reasi and Jammu, he said, the issue has been taken up with the administration and a meeting is scheduled to be held tomorrow. Broadly speaking, he said, over Rs.1.20 crore has been allocated for Reasi from the MP Fund. He said, Mini Filter Plant proposal is also in the pipeline.
Former MInister Ajay Nanda, BJP State vice president, Pawan Khajuria and BJP district president, Kuldeep Dubey also spoke on the occasion. The meeting was also attended by the newly elected Panches and Sarpanches as well as the Chairman and Councillors of the newly elected Municipal Committees besides, BJYM national Executive member Bharat Sharma.