Guwahati, Mar 30 (PTI):
Senior BJP leader and Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi Tuesday termed the All India United Democratic Front in Assam, Indian Secular Front in West Bengal and Indian Union Muslim League in Kerala as the “new secular syndicate of the Congress”.
Naqvi, who is here to campaign in the Assam Assembly elections, told PTI in an exclusive interview, “This new secular syndicate is the height of hypocrisy of the Congress.”
Congress is partnering with the three parties mentioned in the ongoing elections in Assam, West Bengal and Kerala respectively. The assembly elections in the four states including Assam and Union Territory of Puducherry is a battle for mandate between “communal vote bank owners” and “inclusive development practitioners”,asserted the union Minorities Affairs minister.
When asked about winning prospect of his party, he exuded confidence that the Assam election results will be “good” for the BJP which will form government again for the second time. Naqvi said Assam has achieved newer heights of development under the leadership of Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal in the last five years as well as due to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “determination of inclusive development” ending “appeasement politics”.
“The impact of remarkable changes by Modi in political work culture are being witnessed on every front – be it economy, national security, internal security and foreign affairs”, he said appreciating the prime minister’s efforts.
Saying the prime minister is synonymous with “good governance and inclusive development”, the union minister said the Modi government has made every section of the society an equal partner in progress with the commitment to “reform, perform and transform”.
Stating that the Modi government is dedicated to welfare of villages, farmers, youths, poor and downtrodden, he said each scheme is focussed on empowerment of the last needy person of the society.
“Be it farmers, youths, soldiers and women, the Modi government has been working with complete honesty for socio- economic and educational empowerment of every section of the society”, the minister said.
Asked to highlights achievements of the Modi government during the last six years benefitting people, Naqvi replied the government has provided two crore houses to poor; Kisan Samman Nidhi to 10 crore farmers; free gas cylinders to more than eight crore needy women under Ujjwala Yojana; Mudra Yojana has benefitted more than 28 crore people.
Guwahati, Mar 30 (PTI):