BJP has ushered in era of politics of development: Amit Shah

New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah said on Saturday that his party has ushered in an era of “politics of performance” in the country and asked the states to play a big role in the implementation of schemes and to bring in good governance.

Shah also urged BJP Chief Ministers to replicate schemes which are running successfully in other BJP ruled states.

“The BJP has started an era of politics of performance in the country and our target is to give a decisive, transparent and corruption free government, besides providing welfare schemes to the downtrodden,” Shah said in his inaugural address at the day long meeting of BJP Chief Ministers.

Shah said it is the joint responsibility of the central and state governments to build a pro-poor welfare state and change the life of the common man, adding that states play an important role in the development of the country.

The BJP president said that BJP-ruled state governments in the country are those which got re-elected time and again on the basis of performance.

Hailing the BJP-led NDA government, Shah said, “The Modi government has brought greater esteem to Indian culture and taken it to new heights. The way the world looks at India has changed.”

Later talking to reporters, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said the meet was focused on the welfare of the poor, middle class, marginalised sections, farmers and labourers.

“States play an important role in the development of the country. There are more than a thousand BJP MLAs all over the country, (and) more than 300 MPs,” Fadnavis said at a press conference quoting Amit Shah.

He said 37 per cent of India’s population resides in BJP-ruled states, which also account for about 52 per cent of the country’s geographical area and 41 per cent of its gross domestic product (GDP).

“If BJP ruled states can succeed in bringing change, a big part of the country will be developed. The states would play a key role in the success of the Modi government’s welfare policies as they are responsible for executing 65 of the 80 such schemes launched by it,” he said.

Fadnavis said having rapid development and change in BJP-ruled states would contribute to good governance of the country.

In the first session of the meet, the Chief Ministers gave presentations on the prominent schemes they are running in their respective states with regard to the party’s vision of “Antyodaya”.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan was the convenor of the session.

Hosted by the party’s good governance cell, the conclave is also being attended by the BJP’s deputy chief ministers and leaders of opposition in the state legislatures.

The day long meeting will conclude with the Prime Minister’s speech.



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