Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh today lauded the working of present State Government for the last five years and said that he is confident that once again under the leadership of Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal, the BJP would form government in the State. The people of the State would re-elect Mr Manohar Lal as Chief Minister, he added.
The Union Defence Minister was addressing the people, in the presence of Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal at the inaugural ceremony of Jan Aashirwad Yatra, which will be carried out in 90 assembly constituencies of the State, in Kalka near here today. Many Union Ministers, State Ministers, MPs, MLAs, Chairmen of Boards and Corporations, district President of BJP, office bearers and other dignitaries were also present on the occasion.
Mr Rajnath Singh applauded the Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal and said that the people of the state knows their Chief Minister better than him, as the Chief Minister has presented the report card of performance of the government. He is very well handling the responsibility given to him by the people. He said that the representatives of people must present the report card of their performance by going amidst the people, as the representatives are accountable to people.
Mr Rajnath Singh said that BJP didn’t have any Chief Ministerial name in 2014 assembly elections, but when BJP won with full majority, then Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi chose Mr Manohar Lal as the Haryana Chief Minister. In the last five years, the results of works done by the Chief Minister proved that he is an able Chief Minister.
Referring to previous state government regimes, he said that earlier, the leaders who were in power in Haryana, the topic of corruption is most discussed about them. But now no such discussion happens on present Chief Minister.
Referring to commendable works done by the Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi and Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal, he said that they have together opened the new vistas of development. He said that he had himself remained the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, but Mr Manohar Lal has worked even better than him as Chief Minister.
He appealed to the people to mindfully elect their representative in the upcoming assembly elections. In Haryana, investment of Rs 85,000 crore has taken place in the last five years. In 'Ease of Doing Business', Haryana has reached to third position from 14th in the country and is expected to reach the first place in the next two-three years. He said that Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi has taken a pledge to make an arrangement for ‘Ease of Living’ so that the poor people of the country could lead a respectable life. The Prime Minister has started Swachh Bharat Mission, has got constructed toilets, has provided gas connections in poor households and under Ayushmaan Bharat, poor patients are treated for serious illness upto Rs five lakh.
He said that the state government led by Mr Manohar Lal has taken farmer-friendly decisions. Under which, the BJP government has worked to procure the mustard, millet and sunflower crops of farmers. Similarly, the state government has made numerous efforts to double the income of farmers and the income of farmers is expected to be doubled by 2021 and if they do Ayurvedic farming, their income would increase by 2.5 times by 2023-24.
After seeking blessings of Goddess at Kali Mata Mandir at Kalka, Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal said that it is a matter of pride and happiness to be among the people of the State. In 2014 Lok Sabha general elections, we have formed BJP government with full mandate in Haryana. The mandate received from the people of the State in Municipal Corporation elections, Municipal Committee elections, bye-elections of Jind and recently concluded Lok Sabha elections is proof of people’s support for work done by the government so far in the State.
He said that under the able leadership of Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi, Defence Minister, Mr Rajnath Singh and Home Minister, Mr Amit Shah, a historic step of revoking of Article 370 and 35A from Jammu and Kashmir was taken. He said that the development works which have been carried out in Haryana in the last five years, have never happened before. In this link, development works of Rs 800 crore have been carried out in Kalka and 120 villages of Morni have been provided with water supply. Road networks have been laid, ROBs are being constructed and Pinjore by-pass is also being constructed. On 100 acres land of HMT, Apple Mandi is being set up and industry would be set up in the remaining land.
Union Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Minister, Mr Narender Singh Tomar said that an honest Chief Minister like Mr Manohar Lal should be re-elected. Earlier, corruption was the main topic discussed in Haryana, but he has changed the culture. In order to realise the resolve of Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi, Defence Minister, Mr Rajnath Singh and Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal, the people should give their blessings.
National General Secretary, BJP and also In-charge of Haryana BJP, Dr Anil Jain said that Jan Aashirwad Yatra would be a successful rally, which would pass through all the 90 assembly constituencies of the State.
Others spoke on the occasion included BJP State President, Mr Subhash Barala, MLA Kalka, Mrs Latika Sharma, Union Minister of State for Jal Shakti, Mr Rattan Lal Kataria, Haryana Education Minister, Mr Ram Bilas Sharma, Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Minister, Mr O.P. Dhankar, Minister of State for Cooperation, Mr Manish Kumar Grover and Minister of State for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Mr Karan Dev Kamboj.
Those present included Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Mr Krishan Pal, Haryana Finance Minister, Capt. Abhimanyu, Industries and Commerce Minister, Mr Vipul Goel, Public Works Minister, Rao Narbir Singh, Transport Minister, Mr Krishan Lal Panwar, Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Mr Krishan Kumar Bedi, Minister of State for Public Health Engineering, Dr. Banwari Lal, Urban Local Bodies Minister, Mrs Kavita Jain and other dignitaries.