Puducherry Assembly Elections 2016

Shah slams AINRC govt. for failing to implement Central schemes

BJP president Amit Shah campaigning in support of party candidates on Saturday. Photo: S.S. Kumar  



BJP president Amit Shah on Saturday charged the AINRC government with having failed to bring in several welfare measures the NDA government had evolved and implemented in many States to help the youth, farmers and other sections of society.

The BJP is fighting the May 16 Assembly polls in the Union Territory on its own.

Mr. Shah alleged that none of the previous governments had addressed the concerns of people, despite the Union Territory offering good scope for development.

He listed the various welfare measures the NDA government had brought about in the last two years and said the AINRC government had not emulated the MUDRA scheme for the youth.

“This scheme has been of help for enterprising youth and more than 1.5 crore people had benefitted in different parts of the country. It is really sad that the AINRC government had not enforced the scheme here,” he said.

Mr. Shah also said the successive governments in Puducherry had not met the housing requirements of the poor.

“The Prime Minister’s Awas Yojana now implemented holds the key to tackle problem of housing of the poor and this will be taken up if BJP is voted to power in Puducherry”, he added.

He also charged the Tamil Nadu and the Puducherry governments with failing to take steps to protect the interests of fishermen.

“Not even a single fisherman has been killed since the present NDA government was installed in office two years ago in Delhi,” he said, adding that the welfare of fishermen had been taken care of by the present Central government.

Mr. Shah also said the scheme to provide free LPG cylinder connection would be implemented in Puducherry.

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