Nainital: The first day of the two day state working committee meeting of the BJP being held at the Nainital Club saw passing of political resolutions on Saturday where the party gave thumbs up to the reforms and anti-corruption drive launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The political resolutions welcomed and ratified the various reforms being carried out by the central and the state government such as removal of red beacon lights, GST Act, homes to the poor under the PM housing scheme, the Lokayukta Act, passport service centres at Nainital and Haldwani, opening of 100 Jan Aushadhi Kendras. The working committee also gave thumbs up to Uttarakhand government’s action against illegal slaughterhouses and the action in the NH-74 scam.
Chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat praised the work being done by the Centre and said that his government was committed to transparency and corruption free government.
BJP state president Ajay Bhatt said that the government presented the Lokayukta and the Annual Transfer acts, which showed its commitment to transparency. He also praised the Centre for its order to remove the red beacon lights, demonetisation and the initiation of Rishikesh Karnprayag railway line. He also said that after the “Congress Mukt Bharat”, BJP would strive for “BJP Yukt Bharat” at the booth level.
Talking to HT at the sidelines of the working committee meeting, BJP spokesperson Munna Singh Chauhan said that this time, the working committee theme was ‘Lakshya Antyodaya’ as envisaged by party ideologue Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay. “This year is being celebrated by the BJP as the ‘Gareeb Kalyan Varsh’ and the working committee meeting is also focusing on schemes related to poverty eradication,” he said. He pointed out that the office bearers of the BJP have been asked to help at least one poor person so as to bring happiness in his or her life.
The meeting also decided that the booth level management would be among the top priorities of the party. The BJP leaders also called for starting work for winning the 2019 Lok sabha elections as well as the panchayat elections in the state.
The BJP state working committee meeting was attended by party national co-secretary Shiv Prakash, former CMs Bhagat Singh Koshyari, Vijay Bahuguna, and Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank, Union MoS Ajay Tamta, state ministers Prakash Pant, Yashpal Arya, Satpal Maharaj, Subodh Uniyal, Madan Kaushik, Dhan Singh Rawat and Rekha Arya.