Kozhikode: The BJP on Sunday began a year-long birth centenary celebration of Jan Sangh ideologue, Deendayal Upadhyaya, dedicating its governments from municipalities to the centre for the welfare of the downtrodden across the country.
The Bharatiya Janata Party’s National Council meeting, which concluded with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech, also passed a resolution on Upadhyaya’s birth centenary celebrations.
“BJP calls for the celebration of Deendayal Upadhyaya birth centenary year as the Year of the Welfare of the Downtrodden across the country. The party resolve to tread the path shown by Upadhyay and work towards realising the dream of a developed and just India, where even the poorest of the poor would be taken care of,” the resolution said.
The party exhorted its cadres and all the state governments including the central government to wholeheartedly work towards the welfare of the poor as per the principles of Antyodaya in tune with the objectives of Upadhyaya’s Integral Humanism philosophy.
The resolution also said that the ideologies of Congress and the Left have completely failed in delivering a just and judicious governance in the country.
“Not only that; the country has squarely rejected them because of the gulf between their words and deeds. During the long years of Congress rule in the country, the weaker and deprived sections have been deprived of transparent allocation of basic amenities. The result was that poor have become poorer in the rural areas whereas in urban areas, Dalits, backwards and economically weaker sections have been reduced to a life in the slums,” it said.
The resolution added that the BJP-led governments at the centre and in states have taken unprecedented steps to achieve the targets for basic facilities like social security, food security, energy security, accommodation, drinking water, hygiene and toilet construction, health and education.
“This is the outcome of our committed implementation of BJP’s Antyodaya policies,” the resolution said.
The party urged its leaders and cadres to take inspiration from the life and works of Upadhyaya and dedicate themselves the grand ideal of transforming India into a glorious and developed nation under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
First Published | 25 September 2016 11:22 PM