‘Terrorism, corruption, and religious conversions will be dealt with an iron hand’
The BJP will deal with terrorism, corruption, and religious conversions with an iron hand and put an end to vote bank politics after being voted to power, party’s former national president M. Venkaiah Naidu has said.
Addressing a well attended ‘Athmiya Samavesam’, a meeting of local “intellectuals,” at The Hotel Gateway here on Sunday, Mr. Naidu said that BJP was the only party with a proper ideology for the development and strengthening of the country.
He said India was gradually deteriorating on several fronts and it was losing its importance in the world, because of the UPA government’s performance. Foreign companies were afraid of investing in the country because it was risky and nobody wanted to take up big works because the government was not allowing them to finish them. Very big contractors had participated in tenders and later pulled out because of the attitude of those in the government.
The Congress government was providing benefits to the poor without actually empowering them to come out of poverty. He also expressed concern over the lopsided priorities of the television channels.
He wonder why some channels gave so much importance to the “disappearance” of an actress when compared to the incident in Tenali in which some persons coming out of bar pushed a woman who was trying to protect her daughter under a heavy vehicle, leading to her death.
He said the UPA government was on “ventilator” with all its allies walking out of it.
Though there were some vested interests that wanted to keep it on ventilator, it was only a matter of time before it was removed. Siddhartha Academy president Nalluri Venkateswarlu presided.