Govt’s move to return excess land in Ayodhya to owners ‘historic’: Shah

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 04 Feb 2019 09:16:26


 

NEW DELHI,

BHARATIYA Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah on Sunday described as ‘historic’ the Modi Government’s move to return the excess land around the disputed site in Ayodhya to their owners, including the Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas, and asked Opposition parties not to put obstacles in the Ram temple issue’s resolution. Asked about the Ram temple issue at an event here, he told reporters that his party wants a grand temple of Lord Ram to be built at the very site, where he is believed to have born, at the earliest and dared Opposition parties to make their stand clear on the matter.


He said the Central Government’s plea in the Supreme Court to return the land is ‘historic’. It is believed that the return of the land, if allowed by the court, is likely to result in the Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas, which is dedicated to the construction of the temple, starting work on building it, giving a political boost to the BJP ahead of the parliamentary election as it has long championed the cause. Opposition parties should not put obstacles, Shah added, an apparent reference to the matter pending before the apex court. The BJP has often accused the Congress of using various ploys to delay the judicial resolution.


Asked if he believed that the input subsidy for farmers announced by the Government is better than farm loan waiver, he answered in the affirmative. The Government has announced an annual cash transfer of Rs 6,000 to farmers, a move which will benefit 13-15 crore peasants.
Shah said this scheme will help all farmers every year while a loan waiver programme helps those who took money from banks and does it only once. Almost 60 per cent of farmers do not take loan, he added. To a question about whether the BJP will go for holding Assembly elections in States like Haryana and Maharashtra along with the parliamentary election, he said it is for the two State Governments to decide.


To a question whether the BJP would give tickets to leaders older than 75 years, Shah said the age bar was only for holding a ‘position’ and the party’s parliamentary board would decide on allotment of tickets.

 

Cong’s poll prospects have doomed with PM-KISAN: Shah


PURI,

BJP chief Amit Shah on Sunday claimed that Congress President Rahul Gandhi has realised that the grand old party is heading for a defeat in the upcoming polls with the announcement of a farmers’ income support initiative announced in the interim Budget. He also sought to project the BJP as the champion of tribals, saying the Narendra Modi Government has raised budgetary allocation for their welfare to Rs 50,000 crore from Rs 30,700 crore made during the Congress-led UPA dispensation.


Addressing the valedictory session of the national convention of the BJP’s ST Morcha in this pilgrim town, Shah made a scathing attack on the Congress, dubbing it “anti-tribal, anti-farmer, anti-fishermen and anti-Dalit”. The ‘Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi’ (PM-KISAN) initiative will pump in Rs 7.5 lakh crore in 10 years for farmers, much higher than the Rs 57,000 crore farm loan waiver during the UPA rule, the BJP Chief said.


“When all members in Parliament cheered the announcement of PM-KISAN by thumping the desks, Rahul Gandhi looked extremely unhappy. Perhaps, he felt that the possibility of his party’s victory in polls ended with this farmer assistance announcement,” Shah said. NDA Govt increased allocation of funds for tribals welfare: BJP President Amit Shah on Sunday projected his party as the champion of tribals, saying the Modi Government has raised budgetary allocation for their welfare to Rs 50,000 crore from Rs 30,700 crore made during by the Congress-led UPA dispensation.


Addressing the valedictory session of the national convention of the BJP’s ST Morcha here, Shah lashed out at the previous UPA Government accusing it of having neglected the tribal  people. The funds under the DMF are being utilised by various States where mining activities are affecting the people and environment, he said.