‘BJP will win elections with thumping majority’

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 29 Oct 2018 11:29:57


Staff Reporter,


Asserting that the Bharatiya Janata Party is contesting this election with complete confidence and will win elections with thumping majority, Union Human Resources and Development Minister Prakash Javadekar said, the shift in the country’s politics is because plank of the poor which was with the Congress, has now decisively shifted to BJP and Modi.

Union HRD Minister Prakash Javedekar, who was in Chhattisgarh on Sunday, attended various political programmes in Jagdalpur, Bilaspur and Raipur. Addressing media persons in the capital, Javadekar said, the attack on CRPF personnel by the Maoists shows their desperation. He said when Chhattisgarh came into existence, the Left Wing Extremism was in its full bloom.

He said, the LWE came into existence due to wrong policies of Congress and it was the Congress under whose rule it flourished. Later in 2003, when the BJP government came to power in Chhattisgarh, it fought its lone battle against LWE without much support from the UPA government in the Centre.

Despite meager support from the centre, the BJP government under Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh fought its battle against the Maoists, and removed it completely from Surguja and many other parts of the state.
When the NDA government came to power under PM Modi, which is committed towards complete eradication of Left Wing Extremism, the war against Maoists was launched with proper coordination from centre and state.

The LWE which was in its peak during Congress regime, it has been limited to one third areas which are bordering Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra. In last five years, over 350 Naxals were killed and approximately 5,000 misguided tribals surrendered and thousands of Maoist cadres were arrested.

Javadekar said surprisingly the Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi today stated in a press conference held in the national capital that Chhattisgarh government had been weak in tackling Left Wing Extremism. He retorted on the contrary the menace was at its peaks during Congress rule between 2000 and 2003 in the state. He alleged that senior Congress leader indirectly supported Maoists and also that the party had appointed Naxal sympathizers in the Planning Commission, stating that this is double standards of Congress. The sympathy of Congress towards Maoists are not hidden to the people. He added that the UPA regime in its 10 years rule, had not taken any decisive action for eradication of LWE.

Slamming former Union Minister Shashi Tharoor for his remarks against PM Modi, Javadekar said Congress is desperate and is not able to understand as to how it would contest against him and off-late the party and its leaders have started hurling abuses against him in public. This is the level the Congress has stopped down today. The AICC President has made a habit of abusing PM Modi on daily basis. Commenting on the ‘bicchu’ remark, Javadekar said this was Congress advertisement in 1984, which was launched by former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

Javadekar further added that Shashi Tharoor had recently stated that Ram Mandir should not be built in Ramjanmabhoomi in Ayodhya because it was a mosque earlier. What he has forgotten that Lard Rama was born in Ayodhya and prior to the mosque there was a Ram temple, which was demolished and the mosque was built, hence the protest was being run since 500 years. This is people’s movement and not that of any political party. He added that hopefully the Supreme Court has fixed the dates of hearing and we’re expecting justice will be done and Ram Mandir will be built in Ramjanmabhoomi, very soon.

Javdekar further added that Ram Mandir had never been an agenda of our politics or election but the party is confident that the temple will be built in Ramjanmabhoomi because people of the country want it. Commenting on the developments after the Sabrimala verdict, the Union HRD Minister while quoting two Articles of the Indian Constitution, said under Article-14 of Constitution there is Right to Equality where there is prohibition of discrimination on grounds of religion, race, caste, sex or place of birth. On the other there is Article 25, which states that every individual is equally entitled to freedom of conscience and has the right to profess, practice and propagate religion of one’s choice. He further added that where there is a subject of faith and when orders are passed against public sentiments, reactions erupted from the society. Despite peaceful opposition by the devotees, the brutal treatment meted against them by the incumbent Communist govt is severely criticized by BJP