‘Mahagathbandhan’ confession of Oppn defeat: Dr Jitendra

Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh addressing a BJP meeting at Lakdi, Billawar on Monday.
Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh addressing a BJP meeting at Lakdi, Billawar on Monday.

Excelsior Correspondent

BILLAWAR, Dec 24: Hitting out at opposition parties, Union Minister in PMO Dr Jitendra Singh said today that so-called “Mahagathbandhan” is in itself a confession of opposition defeat and is prompted by the defeatist realization of inability to face Narendra Modi in an electoral battle.
Addressing a meeting of BJP party workers at Lakdi near here today, Dr Jitendra Singh said the victory of BJP in Lok Sabha election is a foregone conclusion and the desperate attempts to bring together a conglomerate ‘Mahagathbandhan’ by opposition parties, portrays their weakness and should be seen as a compliment for the BJP.
The Mahagathbandhan, he said, is not a combination of political parties, but, in fact, a Mahagathbandhan of the aspirant PMs, since each of the Party leaders in this combination have been perpetually aspiring PMs for the last several years.
Dr Jitendra Singh said, while the opposition has nothing substantial to point out against the Modi Government, the BJP, as a ruling party, has so much to showcase as a part of development in the last four-and-a-half years that “it is now up to us to go from door to door and make the people aware of it.”
Dr Jitendra Singh cautioned against the conspiracies and intrigues of Congress and its allies, and said, the people of India have already made up their mind that Modi should continue as Prime Minister for the next term also. “It is now only a war of nerves being forged, in vain, by the opposition,” he said.
He added that Narendra Modi has given a transparent Government in the country which took various initiatives for the upliftment of poor and downtrodden people in remote and far-flung areas of country while the scam tainted Congress leaders are knee deep in corruption and even after five years still corruption cases surface against them.
Enumerating various development works in Billawar and in Kathua district on the whole, Dr Jitendra Singh called upon the Karyakartas to raise this question among the people as to why the works accomplished in last four-and-a-half years, could not be taken up in the earlier seven decades. He informed that the work on “Bala Sundari Tunnel” is to start soon and for the historic Chhattergalla Tunnel connecting Billawar-Banni with Doda, the survey has already been undertaken by the BEACONS.
The Shapur-Kandi and Ujh Multipurpose Projects, said Dr Jitendra Singh, which had been put in cold storage for the last several decades, have been revived and will once and for all put an end to the regular power and water crisis being faced in this entire belt. He said, solar electrification was provided from his MP Fund for the Balyogeshwar School and a Computer Laboratory was also set up.
As for district Kathua, beginning from the entry point of Lakhanpur, Dr Jitendra Singh enumerated series of developmental works including Keediyan-Gadhiyal bridge, Highway Village, Medical College, Engineering College, Bio-Tech Park, Seed Processing Plant, Juthana bridge, over 22 PMGSY road projects, around one dozen BRO bridges, Dreamland Park, new University Campus, Kendriya Vidyalaya, upliftment of Railway Station, etc. All these were initiated only after the 2014 Lok Sabha election, he added.
BJP State president, Ravinder Raina, in his address, asked workers to fan out in length and breadth of the State and expose the opposition parties who are responsible for terrorism in J&K. “It was due to their wrong policies that Kashmir is in the grip of terrorism today,” he added.
He said in past Congress and NC manipulated the elections which are the main cause of alienation in Kashmir and history is witness that the elections were held in a free and fair manner in the State during Janata Party rule in1977, NDA rule in 2002 and during Modi Government in 2014.
Raina said BJP is committed to take this State at par with other States of the country in development and progress. He asked the youth to come forward and strengthen the hands of Narendra Modi and ensure the victory of party in both Lok Sabha and Assembly elections.
BJP District President Jeewan Lal also spoke.
Felicitation of the newly elected Councillors, Panchs and Sarpanchs was also done on the occasion.