From the organisational point of view, 2019 was a very important year for the Bharatiya Janata Party in the state. The year was also marked by various achievements of the BJP governments at the state and the Centre. In 2020, the BJP in Uttarakhand will intensify its efforts to propagate correct facts on various governmental schemes and expose the lies being spread by the opposition, said the BJP State president and MP Ajay Bhatt.
Addressing the media, Bhatt said that 2019 saw various important achievements of the BJP. He said, “We won various elections in the state. We won 11 out of 13 district Panchayat elections, five out of seven mayoral elections and the for the first time in the state’s history won all the five Lok Sabha seats again. In the past no party had won from all the parliamentary seats for the second consecutive time. We also won the Pithoragarh Vidhan Sabha bypoll. At the national level, we achieved abrogation of sections 370 and 35 A from Jammu and Kashmir, the effects of which are visible at the global level. While some nations are flummoxed by this, other nations have welcomed and supported this development. The year 2019 was also very sad for us due to the demise of our senior colleague and then cabinet minister Prakash Pant. However, the state government worked exceedingly with various externally funded projects worth more than Rs 20,000 crore being approved for execution in the state.”
When asked about the party’s priorities for the new year, Bhatt said that the BJP will work harder to raise awareness on the governmental schemes and facts on various issues. “We will work harder to expose the lies being spread by the opposition as in the case of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA). The opposition has been acting in a very irresponsible and childish manner and we will strive to expose it. There is a difference between refugees and illegal intruders. The opposition wants to exploit Rohingyas as a vote-bank but a differentiation has to be made between genuine refugees and illegal intruders,” he stressed.
Wednesday, 01 January 2020 | PNS | Dehradun