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Ready for challenges, says Rajnath Singh

The new BJP chief has identified four priority areas including intensifying agitation against the UPA?s policies.

india Updated: Jan 02, 2006 19:32 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

New BJP President Rajnath Singh on Monday identified four priority areas, including intensifying its agitation against the "anti-people" policies of the UPA government and further strengthening the NDA.

Addressing a press conference immediately after taking over the top party post from LK Advani, he said his other main tasks would be to maintain the clean image of the party and carry out its extensive expansion.

Lashing out at the UPA government, he said during the last 20 months of its rule, problems have cropped up all around.

"Farmers are not getting a good deal from the present Government, internal security situation has deteriorated and prices of petrol, diesel and LPG have gone up while the public distribution system has collapsed," he said.

Ridiculing the Congress slogan "Congress ke hath, aam admi ke saath (Congress hand is for the common people)", Singh said it has turned out to be "Congress ke haath, aam admi par aghat (Congress hand is harming the common people)".

The newly party chief said that his focus would be on "Bharat Mata, Janata and Annadata, that is, farmers and workers.

Observing that decency was getting eroded in democracy, he said many problems cropped up because of this and added that he would make efforts to restore the lost decency.

First Published: Jan 02, 2006 10:37 IST