Lucknow: The Congress was responsible for India being dependent while PM Narendra Modi made the country self-reliant, said BJP president J P Nadda referring to the prime minister’s Aatmanirbhar Bharat campaign here on Friday.
The Congress was responsible for India being dependent while PM Narendra Modi made the country self-reliant, said BJP president J P Nadda referring to the prime minister’s Aatmanirbhar Bharat campaign here on Friday.Addressing a “Prabuddhjan Sammelan” (meeting of the intellectuals) organised by the BJP”s Lucknow unit at Indira Gandhi Pratisthaan, Nadda cited a survey by a news channel, which showed Narendra Modi as the most popular prime minister and Yogi Adityanath as the most popular CM.
Nadda also took a jibe at former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, whose name figured at the bottom of the list.
“The Congress always ridiculed schemes of Modi but these schemes had impact on lives of the ordinary citizens,”he said.
Nadda said the Congress made a “nirbhar Bharat” while Prime Minister Narendra Modi made an “aatmanirbhar Bharat” (self-reliant India).
Referring to the poor law and order in the state during the earlier regimes, Nadda said, “By the efforts of the Yogi Adityanath government, not only the goons, even the leaders have understood what is law and order.”
Earlier addressing party workers during a “Booth President Conference” here., Nadda said his party has a leader and the intention to take it forward unlike other political outfits, which he accused of being dynastic.
He said “parivarvaad” (dynastic politics) can be found in all political parties except the BJP, in which an ordinary person can become a prime minister, defence minister or home minister.
The BJP president had arrived here on Thursday to hold discussions with party office-bearers in the state, where the assembly polls will be held next year. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath also attended the event.
“We have ”neta” (leader), ”niyat” (intention), ”niti” (policy), ”karyakarta” (workers) and ”karyakram” (programme). We have no reason to stop,” Nadda told party workers.
He said ””parivarvaad”” exists in all political parties, with the baton being passed on to the son by the father. “But it is in the BJP that an ordinary person can become a prime minister, defence minister or home minister,” he said.
“In the country, there are around 1500 political parties. Of these some are of national level, while some are of regional level. But, I always say that a person should consider himself/herself the most fortunate from the political point of view, if he/she gets an opportunity to work as a worker of the BJP,” he said.