AGARTALA, Nov 22 – The BJP-led NDA will storm back to power in the 2014 general election with a vision to reverse the country’s fortune, claimed BJP president Nitin Gadkari.
Gadkari, who was addressing a party rally here, claimed the BJP-led NDA, which has been enjoying 36 per cent mandate, is all set to regain power in the next Lok Sabha elections.
Coming down heavily on the Congress, he said the future of the nation is bleak in the hands of the Congress-led UPA Government with farmers and unemployed youths facing severe problems. “During the Congress regime, poverty continues to haunt common people even as foodgrains amounting to Rs 56,000 crore are rotting in different godowns,” he alleged.
Asserting that agriculture and industrialisation are key factors in the country’s growth, Gadkari said farmers have been getting a lot of benefits in the BJP-ruled States like Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Chattisgarh. “Why is the Tripura Government not extending such benefits to the farmers?” he asked.
Gadkari said the BJP would go to the general election with a new slogan, ‘War against poverty.’ “This will be the vision for the BJP in the coming general election as poverty still remains a biggest challenge for the common people,” he said.
Branding the Congress as the maa beta ka party (a party of mother and son), Gadkari claimed that the BJP is the lone party which belongs to party workers. “I was not born as the son of an MP or an MLA but I still hold the post which was once held by stalwarts like Atal Bihari Vajpayee and LK Advani,” he maintained.
Making an empathic call to people to join the saffron party, Gadkari said the BJP-led NDA would form the next government in Delhi even if the people of Tripura do not give a mandate in favour of the BJP in the coming parliamentary elections. “The CPM will not be able to make a mark in Delhi even if it wins two seats in Tripura,” he quipped.
The BJP president also criticised the Congress for the illegal migration in Assam. “The days are not far when a citizen of Bangladesh will become the Chief Minister of Assam,” he said, adding that the North-eastern region will have the broad gauge (BG) facility if the BJP-led NDA is voted to power.