Last Update: January 17, 2023, 13:32 IST
PM Narendra Modi being welcomed by BJP President JP Nadda on his arrival for the party’s National Executive meeting in Delhi on January 17, 2023. (PTI photo)
Education Minister Pradhan reading out the social and economic resolution at BJP’s national executive meeting said PM Modi’s slogan ‘Sabko Saath Lekar’ in 2014 was about the journey from ‘entitlement’ to ’empowerment’
in the last eight and a half years Narendra Modi Union Minister Dharmendra Pradesh, while reading out the social and economic resolution passed on the concluding day of BJP’s national executive meeting in Delhi on Tuesday, said that the government, the Prime Minister have ensured ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’.
Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis moved the social and economic proposal at the meeting, and it was supported by Union Minister V Muraleedharan and party MP Sunita Duggal.
“In 2014, when the PM gave the slogan of taking everyone along, it was not just a slogan. Reading out the resolution, Education Minister Pradhan said that it was a journey from ‘Entitlement’ to ‘Empowerment’.
“Earlier, when policies were made for some people in the country. But today we are making policies for the poor.”
He also mentioned the National Education Policy 2020 marks a turning point in India’s history, it said, adding that Covid-19 was also discussed in the meeting. “Around 19 crore people have taken the Indian vaccine and more than that were sent abroad. We have left Britain behind in terms of economy.
During the Kovid-19 epidemic, an economic package of Rs 20 lakh crore was given to various sectors related to manufacturing. Free ration was distributed to lakhs of people during the Covid crisis. Despite this, India’s contribution to world GDP is 6.5%, he pointed out. “Also, there has been an increase in GST collection in the country,” he said, adding that the government cares for farmers and has launched several welfare schemes for them.
On the government’s digital initiatives, Pradhan mentioned the success of the CoWin app during the Covid pandemic in providing online vaccine certificates to the people. He also told the executive how he and his son were stuck in a situation where they would not have been able to reach their destination if digital payments were not there.
To enhance the country’s logistics sector, the government launched Sagar Mala, Sadak Vikas Bharatmala Project, Cruise Tourism and Udaan Yojana, ensuring affordable air travel and upgrading routes. Referring to the government’s Vocal for Local programme, the minister said, “Today, youth have become job creators rather than job seekers.”
At the inauguration of the much-hyped Ram temple next year, Pradhan informed ministers that the date for completion of temple construction had been fixed by the PM. “From the Sun Temple of Modhera (Gujarat) getting solar energy, till the Kashi redevelopment plan, there are many such works which were completed,” he said.
The minister also said that a separate resolution on India’s G20 chairmanship will also be passed on Tuesday.
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