By Sunil Sonker
Mussoorie, 9 Apr: A ‘Vijay Sankalp Sabha’ was organised here at Gandhi Chowk by the BJP in which BJP National Vice President Shyam Jaju, BJP candidate for the Tehri Lok Sabha seat Mala Rajya Laxmi Shah and MLA Ganesh Joshi addressed the gathering. They appealed to workers to explain the schemes of and development work done by the Central and State Governments. They urged the people to vote for the BJP candidates.
Shyam Jaju claimed that, in the last 5 years, the country led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi had progressed towards development and the promises made by him had been fulfilled. He said that the party High Command had laid the foundations of a new India through its ‘Sankalp Patra’. The party had addressed the needs of all sections.
Within five years, under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the country achieved many objectives, while the UPA government had neither the ability to take decisions nor to make policy. Jaju added that the BJP’s Sankalp had three fundamentals. Nationalism is its inspiration, Antyodaya its philosophy, and good governance its mantra. He said the party had promised to give pension to farmers, traders and workers. Also, to increase the speed of construction of highways, connect every village with roads and optical fiber, give green bonus to Uttarakhand, complete a house for every person, double the income of farmers, etc. He declared that the Congress manifesto was only focused on Muslim appeasement and an insult to the martyrs. He pointed out that one nation could not have two prime ministers, as some people in Jammu and Kashmir were demanding. If such demands continued, the BJP would work to abolish Article 370 and Article 35A from Jammu and Kashmir. He expressed that in the Lok Sabha elections, the BJP would form a majority government under the leadership of Narendra Modi.
MLA Ganesh Joshi said that the atmosphere was in favour of BJP in the country and it would once again form the government. He pointed out that Uttarakhand had a military culture and many officers and men were becoming members of the Bharatiya Janata Party. On the other hand, the Congress manifesto pledged to review the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) to favour anti-nationals in Jammu and Kashmir, due to which there was a lot of resentment in the armed forces. He expressed confidence the BJP would win the Tehri Lok Sabha seat by a huge margin.
Tehri Lok Sabha candidate Mala Rajya Laxmi Shah said she was very sure of her win, as the people of Tehri constituency were always with her. She claimed that during her five year tenure, many development works had been done and many were in the process.
Those present on the occasion included BJP District President Shamsher Singh Pundir, Mussoorie BJP President Mohan Petwal, former Municipal Council President OP Uniyal, Women’s Wing President Meera Suriyal, Meera Saklani, Kushal Rana, Anil Goyal, Ravindra Goel, Rakesh Agarwal and Roopchand Sharma.
By Sunil Sonker