Ujjain: Bharatiya Janata Party State head Rakesh Singh visited the city and paid obeisance to Mahakaleshwar temple on Wednesday. Singh also convened a district level joint meeting of BJP workers and leaders of urban and rural units of the party on this occasion.
Addressing the party men at Arvind Nagar located Manorama Garden, Singh said, “Renunciation, dedication and discipline have been characteristics of the workers of the Bharatiya Janata Party always and now our rivals have also begun to appreciate the quality of our workers which is a matter of pride for us.”Every section of the society should move forward according to the way in which the BJP governments of the country and the states have shown, Singh added.
According to media in-charge Sachin Saxena, the state BJP president boosted ecstatic volunteers and leaders of the party by his address in which he mentioned the BJP is a party of workers. Taking a dig at Congress, Singh told “Although Congress is striving to do the same like us , they must remember no party can get success by copying others without its own ethical values”.
Singh accredits party workers for success of ‘Jan Ashirwad Yatra’
Recognising the party volunteers strenuous efforts Singh gave them credit for the success of ‘Jan Ashirwad Yatra’. He said the party’s patriarchs have been changed from Pt Deendayal Upadhyay and Dr Shyamaprasad Mukherji to the present head Amit Shah, time to time but party’s ideology remained the same.
Criticising Congress party he said, Congress exploited poor when it was in power and widened ditch between people of the state. He also recognised the work and projects of the State Government for the welfare of the poor, downtrodden and middle class segments of the society and appreciated the CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
Divisional organising secretary Pradeep Joshi, energy minister Paras Jain, mayor Meena Jonwal, MLAs Mohan Yadav, Anil Firoziya, Bahadur Singh Chouhan, Dilip Shekhawat, Mukesh Pandya and Satish Malviya and state spokesperson Rajpal Singh Sisodiya also attended the meeting. The welcome speech was delivered by rural district head Shyam Bansal and guests were introduced by city BJP head Vivek Joshi. The meeting was conducted by Ashok Katariya and the vote of thanks was extended by Suresh Giri.
Singh defends Govt’s stand on Atrocity Act and reservation in promotion
Meanwhile addressing a press conference on the sidelines of the party workers’ convention, the State BJP chief Rakesh Singh defended the move byNarendra Modi and Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s government with regard to passage of an amended bill on the Atrocity against SC-ST Prevention Act and reservation in promotions.
“There is a need to think seriously on the issue by everbody as it relates to system and many issues can be emerged from it. This country belongs to ever body and we have to keep this in mind that social equilibrium should be maintained at every cost. Some things are born due to need of the hour,” he opined.
On the question of poor fiscal condition of the MP government, he said governments used to borrow loans to carry out development works and it was infact their obligation. If Government borrows loan for corruption which the Congress then it should be considered is wrong. He further said that Congress which ruled the country for about 70 years was seeking crutch from the small regional parties only to grab power.
We challenge them to announce their CM candidate. On the contrary, the BJP was seeking peoples’ blessings on the basis of its performance and will surely form its government for the fourth consecutive term by securing over 200 assembly seats, he added.On the issue of prohibition in the state after elections, he said he personally supports it, but looking to the examples of other prohibited states people should decide on the issue.
On being asked whether the party will ask those MLAs and ministers who have played long innings to take voluntary retirement so that new players can also bat, the BJP chief said no body in politics is supposed to take voluntary retirement.