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BJP IS AGAINST QUOTAS ON THE BASIS OF RELIGION : BJP PRESIDENT AMIT SHAH

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BJP PRESIDENT AMIT SHAH

Pune 24 May 2017 ( PCP NEWS) : Bharatiya Janta Party is against quota on the basis of religion said Amit Shah while speaking at a BJP booth-level workers meeting at Pedda Devulapalli village in Nalgonda district. Shah who is on a three day visit at Telangana to strengthen the party from grassroots level, the visit concludes tomorrow.

While speaking with PCP News Correspondent in Nalgonda town, the BJP chief said the Modi-led dispensation at the Center, which will complete three years in office soon, has given a corruption-free government to the country. The rapid growth in economy, distribution of gas cylinders to the poor, massive rural electrification, fight against corruption through demonetization, steps against Benami properties and shell companies, crop insurance scheme for farmers are some of the major achievements of the Modi government.

When PCP News correspondent asked about the likelihood of implementation of “One Nation, One Election”, he said it was a major poll reform and that BJP alone could not decide on it. All parties should come forward. But, the prime minister has put the idea before all parties and since it was a major election reform, BJP alone could not take a decision on it. Shah also claimed that his party has emerged as a strong alternative in Telangana. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today stands before the people of Telangana as a strong political party and as a strong alternative, he said on the second day of his visit.

Shah also added that, BJP would like to increase its strength at every polling booth in Telangana and the party workers voiced the failures of state government in the last two years. Telangana state has been sanctioned funds and schemes to the tune of Rs one lakh crore by the NDA government since it assumed office. Shah alleged that the TRS government, however, has been unsuccessful in implementing various central schemes like housing for poor, MGNREGA and soil health cards.

When PCP News correspondent asked him about the Muslim reservation Bill that was passed by the Telangana Assembly, which increases the reservations for Scheduled Tribes and backward sections among the Muslim community in government jobs and educational institutions, Shah said that, BJP was against quotas on the basis of religion. Replying to a question over whether the BJP would go for a tie-up with the TDP in the next general elections, Shah did not give a direct reply, saying as of now both the parties are in alliance.

The BJP chief visited Velugupalli village in the district and unveiled a statue of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya in a SC residential locality. Later, he visited some houses in Chinamadaram village and distributed gas connections to some women under ‘Ujwal Yojana’ scheme. Shah also visited some households and interacted with a cross section of people in Nalgonda district, where it was claimed that he received a great response from the people.Shah asserted that Telangana should become a gateway for forming BJP governments in all the southern states. PCP/DJ 09 30

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