Sanguem: “Five years back, Modi led government came into power in the centre and worked for all section of the people including farmers, youth, women and others,” said BJP Mahila Morcha National President Vijayatai Rahatkar.
She was addressing booth karyakarta sammelan at Wadem, Sanguem in presence of Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, BJP MLA and Power Minister Nilesh Cabral, Party’s former MLAs Ramesh Tawadkar, Subhash Phaldesai, South Goa Zilla Panchayat President Navanath Naik, Sanguem Block President Suresh Kepekar and Netravali Panchayat member Mrs Mascarenhas.
Speaking on the occasion, Rahatkar said the central government schemes have benefitted more than 32 crore people across the country. Women were kept as the focus of the schemes, she said adding that more than nine crore toilets were constructed under Modi-led government, she added.
More than 16 crore people were benefitted with PM Mudra Scheme, which is helping them to be financially self sufficient, Rahatkar said.
Ayushman Bharat scheme has helped more than 50 crore people, which is taking care of their healthcare benefits, she said adding that the opposition parties had failed to govern when they were given opportunity for more than 50 years.
The opposition, which has formed ‘mahamilavati bandhan,’ are afraid that they will not be able to make money once Modi is voted to power again, Rahatkar said.
She said that the Congress is talking knowledge of separatists. “They are talking about withdrawing the forces from Jammu and Kashmir. Why do they want to do so,” Rahatkar questioned.
Congress and specially it’s president Rahul Gandhi has to tell Indians whether they are for united India or want Jammu and Kashmir to be separated as per the demands of the leaders from J&K, she said.
Talking about Goa, she said that the country and Goa will miss Manohar Parrikar but at the same time, newly elected chief minister Pramod Sawant is determined to take further the works of Parrikar.
Addressing Booth Karyakarta Sammelan, Sawaikar said that BJP is a party of the workers. He said that he has compiled a booklet giving details of the work which has been done during last five years. Sawaikar said that it should be mandatory for all the MPs to inform people back, what they have done during the tenure.
“This election is important because it will decide who would be forming the next government in the country. Modi should be reelected as PM once again considering the work that has been done by Central government during last five years,” the MP said.
He said that the state government schemes have benefitted almost every sector including the farmers by designing the schemes, which are beneficial for them. “Modi is the first Prime Minister who dreams to be world’s leading country. His efforts are showing results,” Sawaikar said.
“The kind of development that did not happen in last 50 years, have been implemented in last five years, he said adding that if Modi does not become PM in 2019, then the infrastructure projects that are currently being undertaken would be stalled,” he added.
Power Minister Nilesh Cabral remembered former CM Manohar Parrikar in his speech, recalling his contribution to the State and welfare of the people living here.
Pitching for Sawaikar to be re-elected to the Parliament, Cabral said that the MP has been instrumental in getting special train to Valankini and also get facilities like Passport office in South Goa.
He said that the voters should not forget the contribution of Modi-led government and Sawaikar for creating infrastructure in the State like parallel bridge on Zuari river connecting South to North Goa.
Former Minsiter Ramesh Tawadkar said that the elections are like kind of war for which we have been preparing for last 2-3 months. “We should keep our armament ready and get ready for the war, which is elections. We should not leave anything for chance,” he said.
He said that BJP workers should not forget that they belong to the party which has rich ideology. “Sometimes our own workers go away from the ideology because opposition creates the issues to convince them. The workers should not fall prey for that,” said Tawadkar.
Speaking on the occasion, Phaldesai said Sawaikar has worked for the constituency during all the five years of his tenure. He has placed issued of the State in the Parliament and has been present in the House for 90 per cent of the time.
“He is one of the most efficient MPs. He has implemented various developmental works in the constituency spending almost all the money which was allotted under MPLAD,” said Phaldesai.
He said that Sawaikar has visited each of the area in the constituency at least once in three months.
Sanguem Municipal Councillor Prakash Gaonkar joined BJP during the function.