Dharamshala: In poll bound Himachal Pradesh, BJP president JP Nadda at a public meeting in Nagrota Bagwan, Kangra lauded the double engine center and state government for emerging as a front runner in all around development.
Speaking at the ‘Abhinandan Rally’ organized to honour the party president for the landslide victory of BJP in four states, Nadda on Friday said “Himachal found its much deserved growth only during the prime ministership of Sh Atal Bihari Bachpayee ji and Sh Narender Modi ji. Projects such as IIM and AIIMS were sanctioned to the state during the tenure of the BJP and so were the Medical Colleges at Chamba, Sirmour, Hamirpur, and Mandi. A satellite centre of PGI was coming up at Una and several Trauma Centres were being set up in the State. All these projects were possible due to the double engine Governments at the Centre and the State.”
“If the BJP government is brought back in the state, Himachal will continue to move on the path of progress, something that it has tasted in abundance during chief minister Jai Ram Thakur current term in office,” said Nadda.
He said that BJP has repeated its government in UP and it has done the same for the third time in a row in Goa during the recent assembly elections, because people now want development. They have rejected the politics of Pariwarwad, Jaatiwad and Kshetrawad, he added.
He said that this time BJP will repeat its government in Himachal too as the State Government headed by the Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur has ensured that Himachal Pradesh emerges as a frontrunner State of the country in matter of development with its hard work, dedication and commitment to ensure welfare of the State and all this was possible due to the double engine governments at the Centre and State.
He added, “The development works worth crores of rupees are going on in the entire Himachal. This is changing the state. Due to which the economy will increase and more employment will be created.”
Nadda said that the people of India have risen above Pariwarwad and now stand with PM Modi and development. The Center and Jai Ram Thakur have done public welfare by bringing many schemes for Himachal. This is the changing Himachal.
Jagat Prakash Nadda said that vaccinations of measles, Japani Fever, Polio etc. took years after its invention to reach India, but with the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, corona vaccine was prepared within nine months of the first case of Covid-19. He said that apart from providing over 185 crore free vaccines to the people of the country, vaccines were exported to several other countries of the world. He also appreciated the efforts of the State Government in becoming the first State in the country in administering first and second doses of corona vaccine.
He said that not only this the Centre Government also succeeded in bring back over 24000 students of the country stranded in Ukraine, out of which about 430 students were from Himachal Pradesh. He said that even students of Pakistan succeeded in getting out of Ukraine by hoisting the Indian Flag on their vehicles. This was the picture of changing India and was possible only due to the strong leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he added.
He said that Rs. 194 crore was being spent under the Dharamshala Smart City Project. He said that the BJP was a party with a difference and was always concerned about the welfare of the poor and the downtrodden.
While thanking the people of Kangra district for according him rousing welcome, Jagat Prakash Nadda said that Kangra district was not only ‘Veer Bhoomi’, but also a Dev Bhoomi, with several ‘Shakti Peeths’ in the district. He also paid rich tributes to the freedom fighters and gallant soldiers of the district who laid down their lives for the motherland. He also appreciated the efforts of the artisans who had made Kangra painting world famous.
BJP National President was accorded rousing welcome en-route from Gaggal Airport Dharamsala to the venue of the Rally at Nagrota Bagwan.
MLA Nagrota Bagwan Arun Kumar Mehra welcomed the BJP National President Jagat Prakash Nadda and Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur to his home constituency.
Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Sarveen Chaudhary, Forest and Youth Services and Sports Minister Rakesh Pathania, MP Kishan Kapoor, MP Indu Goswami, MLA Sundernagar Rakesh Jamwal, Organization Secretary Pawan Rana, Political Advisor to the Chief Minister Trilok Jamwal, MLAs, BJP Leaders, General Secretaries of various frontal organizations, Chairmen and Vice Chairmen of various Boards and Corporations were present on the occasion.
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