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Rajnath praises BJP CMs, slams UPA’s populist steps
Tribune News Service

Panaji, June 8
BJP president Rajnath Singh today urged the party delegates to go back to the people with “new energy, confidence and enthusiasm” and “strive for a decisive victory in the next elections”.

Beginning his presidential address by expressing regret over the Maoist attack on the Congress convoy in Chhattisgarh last month, Rajnath congratulated Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for the recent party victory in the by-elections.

He praised the good work by all BJP Chief Ministers, calling the BJP the only political party in the country to have established good governance and expedited growth wherever it had come to power.

He promised that if the BJP was voted to power, it would once again invest in big infrastructure projects and give the economy the much-needed boost while creating the right environment for creating jobs and changing the face of the nation.

Attacking the Congress for making false promises, he said “making false promises is not something exclusive to this UPA government led by Manmohan Singh but it has been the DNA of all Congress governments in the past as well”.

“I would like to assure the people of our great nation, if we are given a chance to rule for at least 10 years, we will make so much difference that the need for any populist measure like Bharat Nirman or Food Security Bill will be reduced to a naught,” he added.

He also promised the formation of the Telangana state, if the party was voted to power. Rajnath cautiously took up the issue of Tibet and the recent self-immolations, saying India should not remain “insensitive’ to the “atrocities being committed on Tibetan monks”.

Resolution on security

In its resolution on “Security and self-respect”, the BJP slammed the government for adopting an “incongruous” policy on the fight against Maoists and charged that it has tried to give terrorism a communal colour for appeasement politics and targeting political opponents.

The party maintained that there needed to be a comprehensive policy of dealing with Maoists and though some effort was made in this direction by the Congress after the 2010 Dantewada massacre, the process was abandoned.

It expressed concerns on issues ranging from foreign policy and treatment meted out to the Italian marines in the fishermen killing case to growing Maoism and terrorism in the country.





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