Party realised dream of Mookherjee by annulling Art 370: Nadda

Prime Minister Narendra Modi offering prayer to the portraits of Bharat Mata at BJP National Executive meeting in Hyderabad on Saturday. (UNI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi offering prayer to the portraits of Bharat Mata at BJP National Executive meeting in Hyderabad on Saturday. (UNI)

PM inaugurates BJP’s NE meet at Hyderabad

Avtar Bhat

JAMMU, July 2: The two -day long BJP National Executive meeting started at Hyderabad in Telangana today with lighting of traditional lamp by Prime Minister Narendra Modi party president, JP Nadda and Commerce Minister, Piyush Goel.
Modi who will remain present in all the sessions, will give valedictory address tomorrow. He will also address a mammoth public rally at Hyderabad tomorrow prior to valedictory address, party sources told Excelsior.
The National Executive meet is being attended by 300 leaders all over the country including Chief Minsters of BJP ruled States and Central Ministers. Prominent among them included Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adtyanath etc.
During the National Executive meet an Economic Resolution was adopted which was moved by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and seconded by his Cabinet Colleague and Commerce Minister Pyush Goel and Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.
BJP national president, J P Nadda, in his inaugural address said that his party did not let the sacrifice of founder president of Bharatiya Jan Sangh (BJS), Dr Shyama Prasad Mookherjee to go waste who laid down his life while fighting against the two Vidhan, two Nishan formula.
Briefing reporters, Union Minister of Women and Child Development, Smriti Irani said Nadda in his inaugural address congratulated the millions of party activists for turning the dream of Dr Mookherjee into a reality by abrogations the Articles 370 and 35 A for total integration of J&K with Indian Union. “Dr Mookherjee was an inspiration for the party which worked tirelessly for realisation of his dream”, Irani said while quoting Nadda.
She said Nadda also gave kudos to the party activists of J&K, West Bengal and Kerala for working under the trying circumstances and entire nation is witness to their sacrifices. “In J&K our activists despite threat of militants and anti national elements have kept the National Flag atop and are fighting for the supreme cause of the nation there”, he said. Irani said Nadda congratulated the party men of the J&K UT for displaying tremendous courage and working against all odds for the cause of country.
“Our workers have been done to death by the opponents in West Bengal and Kerala but still they are fighting for the national cause and keeping the party flag atop”, she said while quoting Nadda.
She said the party national president also highlighted the eight years achievements of Narendra Modi Government and said that BJP Government at the Centre worked for realisation of the dream of the freedom fighters who laid down their lives to create such a society in which people will be prosperous, where there will be no poverty, where women will be fully empowered and youth will be given opportunity in nation building. “PM Modi’s policies and programmes launched during last eight years were totally focused on these lines” Nadda added.
Nadda, however, took the dig at Opposition parties saying while the PM is working for weeding out of corruption from the country and welfare of poor the opposition parties especially those believing in dynastic politics are creating impediments in Government’s pro poor and pro down trodden policies.
She said Nadda gave full credit to the PM’s all policies which were focused on making India a strong and prosperous nation. He also highlighted the Jan Dhan Yojna under which 45 crore people got benefitted while social security scheme also benefitted large number of people and 11 crore farmers got financial support under Kissan Niddhi Yojna. Moreover PM worked tirelessly during these years to empower SCs and STs and framed policies and programmes for their welfare.
Irani said Nadda also congratulated party men for their unflinching work during COVID pandemic who while not caring for their own lives served the needy people.
For 25 months 80 crore poor people of the country were provided food grains free of cost during COVID pandemic, Nadda informed in his address and termed it a great achievement of the Government. Besides, the world hailed India’s vaccination programme in its fight against COVID, he said.
Nomination of Droupadi Murmu as Presidential candidate of NDA is also the party’s dedication towards the Aadivasis (STs), he said, adding the Prime Minister who has been for some decades working for the upliftment and betterment of poor is an inspiration for all the BJP activists all over the country.
Talking to reporters, Union Minister, Dr Jitendra Singh said that people of Telangana are keen to be part of India’s development journey under the leadership of Prime Minister, Narendra Modi as they have been deprived of various public welfare schemes of the Central Government by TRS during last eight years.
The National Executive also lauded the Agnipath military recruitment scheme, which has been banned by the Opposition, and the Government’s announcement of providing 10 lakh jobs in the next 18 months.
Briefing reporters after the party passed a resolution on economy and “Garib Kalyan Sankalp” (resolve for the poor’s welfare), Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s work in this regard has become a “global model”.
He also dismissed the Opposition’s allegations about job crisis while replying to a question and said the last Union budget had made the highest-ever allocation for public spending and the Government did the highest-ever capital spending during the COVID pandemic. All of this are linked to job creation, he said.
If there was an acute crisis, then social harmony would have been hit, he said, asserting that the Government has created jobs and taken care of the poor.
To questions about inflation and continuous weakening of the rupee against US dollar, Pradhan noted that the unprecedented crisis was not limited to India with many leading economies suffering from high inflation.
The pandemic disrupted the entire world, with global commodity prices sky-rocketing. He also cited the war in Ukraine to say that India cannot be seen in isolation.
India’s economy is growing at a rate of more than 8 per cent, he said, asserting that the country has become a hotspot of global investment.
It may be recalled that last month, the Government had announced the Agnipath scheme, under which youths between the ages of 17-and-a-half and 21 years would be inducted in the armed forces for a four-year-tenure, while 25 per cent of them will be subsequently inducted for regular service.