Ad­vani ad­vises to fo­cus on growth

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SU­RA­JKUND: While prais­ing PM Naren­dra Modi who led the party to a thump­ing vic­tory in the Lok Sabha elec­tions, BJP vet­eran LK Ad­vani on Sun­day ad­vised newly elected party MPs to make de­vel­op­ment people's move­ment.

Ad­dress­ing the two-day BJP MPs' Work­shop, he said that MPs have a ma­jor re­spon­si­bil­ity in im­ple­ment­ing the PM's im­por­tant call to make De­vel­op­ment a People's Move­ment.

"The prob­lems and chal­lenges in In­dia's de­vel­op­ment are so enor­mous that we sim­ply can­not ad­dress them in the tra­di­tional way," he said.

WHILE prais­ing Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi who led the party to a thump­ing vic­tory in the Lok Sabha elec­tions, Bharatiya Janata Party vet­eran LK Ad­vani to­day ad­vised newly elected party MPs to make de­vel­op­ment people's move­ment.

Ad­dress­ing the Vale­dic­tory ses­sion of two-day BJP MPs' Work­shop here to­day, he said that MPs have a ma­jor re­spon­si­bil­ity in im­ple­ment­ing the PM's im­por­tant call to make De­vel­op­ment a People's Move­ment.

"The prob­lems and chal­lenges in In­dia's de­vel­op­ment are so enor­mous that we sim­ply can­not ad­dress them in the tra­di­tional way," he said.

"In the tra­di­tional way of gov­er­nance, there has been a dis­con­nect be­tween the govern­ment ma­chin­ery and the people in ad­dress­ing all such de­vel­op­ment chal­lenges. This is why, we are not get­ting the de­sired re­sults, even though the govern­ment spends con­sid­er­able re­sources on each of these var­i­ous is­sues," Ad­vani told party MPs.

"There­fore, Naren­draji is right in in­sist­ing that De­vel­op­ment should be­come a People's Move­ment," he added.

"Many things are needed to make this hap­pen. But what is rel­e­vant in to­day's con­text is that our Min­is­ters and Mem­bers of Par­lia­ment should take the lead in in­volv­ing people's or­gan­i­sa­tions in the im­ple­men­ta­tion of govern­ment's schemes, pro­grammes and poli­cies," the vet­eran BJP leader said.

About se­nior Congress leader AK Antony's re­mark Ad­vani said that the BJP's de­ci­sive vic­tory in the elec­tions has not only changed the po­lit­i­cal land­scape in the coun­try, but also in­flu­enced the po­lit­i­cal de­bate in the op­po­si­tion camp.

"We should wel­come this hon­est soul-search­ing by Antony. For he is now say­ing what we in the BJP had been say­ing all along," he added.

"We have al­ways said that sec­u­lar­ism should mean ? Jus­tice for All, Ap­pease­ment of None, Dis­crim­i­na­tion against None," Ad­vani ex­plained.

Ad­vani also hailed Modi for re­duc­ing Congress to a po­si­tion where it is not even el­i­gi­ble to be des­ig­nated with the post of prin­ci­pal Op­po­si­tion in Lok Sabha.

"Af­ter 30 years, any party manged to formed govern­ment on its own. The party which ruled for 10 years need sup­port to be the Leader of Op­po­si­tion.. we have never faced a sim­i­lar sit­u­a­tion," Ad­vani told party MPs.—

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