370 was impediment in J&K’s progress: Chugh
JAMMU, Dec 1: BJP national general secretary (Org), B L Santosh today asked his party men to counter the false and baseless narrative created by Opposition parties forcefully who are misleading the public about the achievements of the Narendra Modi Government and urged them to set a strong narrative of the party during the ongoing Booth Jan Samvad in the UT.
As a run up to coming Lok Sabha elections to be held in April-May next year, Santosh addressed the party meetings here at BJP Headquarters today to take stock of prevailing political situation in the UT and devise the party’s strategy for upcoming Parliamentary elections.
He gave a clarion call to his party cadres to go to the public with achievements of over nine years of Modi rule in the country in general and J&K in particular, set a strong narrative and expose the opposition parties before public for creating a false and wrong narrative to hoodwink the public opinion.
Santosh said BJP’s sole concern is not to seek vote from the people but their welfare. “Our Mantra is Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas and Sabka Vishwas and we strongly act on that. The basic principle of BJP is justice to all and appeasement to none as we have never played vote bank politics,” he added.
The BJP national leader asked the cadres to look beyond caste, religious and regional politics and work for the benefit of every section of society in the UT and ensure that the benefits of Modi Government schemes reach to every section of society without any disparity and discrimination. “You are duty bound as activists of BJP to ensure that the people who did not stand by us in previous elections are not ignored or discriminated against in taking the benefits of various schemes of the present Government”, he added.
He said during the Booth Jana Samwad party leaders have to make a contact with the people all over the UT and besides apprising them of the benefits of Modi Government welfare schemes they have also to take a feedback from them. “You have to count your shortcomings if any and try to set them right as the soldiers of a disciplined party”, he added.
He urged them to intensify the Booth Jan Samwad in the J&K and complete the entire process by December 31 instead of January 14.
He was informed that out of 3000 booth meetings the party has so far held over 900 meetings. Santosh set a target of completing remaining 2100 meetings in December.
Santosh, was accompanied by BJP national general secretary in charge J&K and Ladakh UTs, Tarun Chugh, Union Minister, Dr. Jitendra Singh, president J&K BJP, Ravinder Raina, national secretary BJP, Dr Narinder Singh, Seh-Prabhari, J&K BJP Ashish Sood, MP Lok Sabha, Jugal Kishore Sharma, MP Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Ali Khatana and general secretary J&K BJP, Vibodh Gupta, while addressing a series of meetings at party headquarter.
He said ‘Booth Jana Samwad’ programme in Jammu & Kashmir has enabled the party to cement its relationship with the common masses. He said that the programme has opened a two-way door, by which, on one hand the party leaders are carrying the policies and the achievements of the Modi Government to the public and on the other hand this campaign is also making the party aware of the issues faced by the common masses at the local level as the campaign is being carried on the booth and the Panchayat level.
Santosh said that Modi Government has dedicated itself to the betterment of the common people and now it is the responsibility of the party cadre to carry the Modi Government’s report card of public welfare and development works to the people and make them realize that Modi Government has fulfilled its promises in earlier two terms and will further do more welfare works in future.
Tarun Chugh in his address asked party men that they in close coordination with District Administration have also to ensure the larger participation of masses in Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra started by Government. “To take Modi Government’s policies and programmes to the masses you have to ensure maximum participation of the people in the yatra”, he added.
Chugh also asked party men to inform the people about the annulling of Article 370 and 35 A which were barriers in the progress and prosperity of J&K.
He appreciated the J&K BJP cadre for their dedicated efforts and said that now the party has a new force of youth leaders. He asked the party leaders to be vocal on the party’s achievements in removing the draconian Articles 370 and 35 (A), which earlier arrested the J&K’s growth for 7 decades.
Ravinder Raina, on the occasion, elaborated on the progress of ongoing organizational programmes in J&K. He said that the “Booth Jana Samvad Abhiyaan” programme in Jammu & Kashmir was started on the auspicious day of ‘Vijay Dashmi’, in which till now, 900 programmes have been conducted successfully. He said that massive turn outs on the booth levels have testified to the acceptance of Modi Government’s policies in public.
He said that the J&K BJP is actively engaged in the party’s programmes which will carry its momentum till 2024 elections and beyond.
Ashok Koul threw detailed insight on the forthcoming organizational party programmes. He prompted party leaders to carry on their organizational activities more vigorously and reach every nook and corner of the UT with the splendid works under PM Narendra Modi during the last over nine and half years.
District presidents, district Prabharis, Media & Social Media Department in charges, Morcha presidents and youth leaders as the main speakers in “Booth Jana Samwad Abhiyaan” programmes also shared their experiences and reporting of the ongoing programmes.
Senior J&K BJP leaders Dr. Nirmal Singh, Shamsher Singh Manhas, Ashok Koul, Kavinder Gupta, Sat Sharma, Dr. Devinder Kumar Manyal, Sham Lal Sharma, Sham Choudhary, Yudhvir Sethi, Pawan Khajuria, Devinder Singh Rana, Surjit Singh Salathia, Priya Sethi, Dr. Darakhshan Andrabi and others participated in the meeting.
Vibodh Gupta conducted the proceedings of the meetings.