PM Modi campaigns in Delhi, says politics driving Jamia, Shaheen Bagh protests
While addressing the crowd, the prime minister said that political designs were behind the anti-CAA protests at Jamia and Shaheen Bagh.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi jumped into the Delhi election campaign with a rally in Karkardooma in East Delhi. While addressing the crowd, the prime minister promised that when BJP comes to power it will work for the unauthorised colonies’ development and provide housing for all by 2022.
• In a poll rally in East Delhi, PM Modi alleged that anti-CAA protests were driven by politics
• He alleged that if the protesters were against one law they would have ended agitation after assurances
• He also claimed that AAP and Congress were backing the protests to play politics
Referring to the government’s decision to give ownerships to the residents of Delhi’s 40 lakh unauthorised colonies, PM Modi said that ‘people who never thought that they will ever be able to get their home registry done in their lives, are now seeing their dreams come true’.
However, he alleged, Delhi government was not Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana in the national capital. “Till this government is in power in Delhi, they will continue to put obstacles in welfare work. They don’t know anything except playing politics,” PM Modi told the public at the rally.
“The vote of the people of Delhi had supported the change in the country, now the vote of the people of Delhi will also change and modernise our Delhi. It will make it safe, make the lives of the people living here easier,” PM Narendra Modi said.
“India will not be driven by politics of hate but by the policy of development,” he said.
Delhi will benefit from Budget 2020
PM Modi claimed that the Budget 2020 will not only benefit Delhi for this year but for the entire decade. “The benefit of this budget will be for the youth of Delhi, traders of Delhi, the middle class, poor and women,” he said.
“So we started an Indirect Tax Settlement Scheme last year. After this, there was a demand that such a scheme be started for Direct Taxes. In this budget, we fulfilled this,” PM Modi said.
“In this budget, it has also been taken care that middle-class taxpayers have more money to save. The government has now given the option of a new slab of tax. This slab is also simple and there is no pressure to invest in certain schemes only to save tax,” he said.
The prime minister also questioned the absence of a Lokpal in Delhi, an issue which had propelled Arvind Kejriwal into national conscience during Anna Hazare movement.
“People of the country got a Lokpal, but the people of Delhi are still waiting for a Lokpal. There was such a big movement, such tall claims, what happened to them all?” PM Modi said.
Breaking his silence on the anti-CAA protests at Shaheen Bagh and Jamia, PM Modi said that political designs were behind the protests.
“These people were doubting the ability of our forces during surgical strikes. Do citizens of Delhi want such people in power? These people are saving those who want to break India into pieces. There was time when Delhi witnessed frequent bomb blast; these are people, who declared Batla House encounter as fake; they are the same people who tried to defend Tukde-Tukde people,” he said.
“Now we are seeing protests. There is a political design behind all these protests including Jamia and Shaheen Bagh,” the prime minister said.
Addressing the poll rally, PM Modi claimed that if people protesting at Jamia and Sheen Bagh were against one law then they would have ended their agitation after assurances of the government.
Bharatiya Janata Party’s Delhi chief Manoj Tiwari is a Purvanchali and a Bhojpuri singer.
Campaign for Delhi elections 2020 is in its last leg as people are set to vote for a 70-member Assembly on February 8. The counting of votes will take place on February 11. The results are likely to be declared the same day.
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