SALIENT POINTS OF THE INTERACTIONS OF THE BJP NATIONAL PRESIDENT SHRI JAGAT PRAKASH NADDA WITH EX-SERVICEMEN AND SPORTS PERSONALITIES HELD AT IMPHAL, MANIPUR
I pay my respects and rich tributes to the Commanding Officer and jawans of the Assam Rifles who were recently martyred in a terrorist attack. I strongly condemn such cowardly attack by terrorists. Our brave officers and soldiers give their everything in the service of the nation and to protect us, I strongly condemn such cowardly conspiracy against our army jawans.
A Congress MP in his book has written that the Congress-led UPA government failed to act against terrorists and Pakistan after the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks which clearly reflects the incompetence and indecisiveness of the Congress government. This statement by a senior Congress MP clearly that the Congress party‘s Sonia – Manmohan government had to commitment and willpower to eliminate terrorist forces. The Congress party government was undoubtedly a weak government that failed to protect the interest of our nation.
After the cowardly terror attacks in Uri and Pulwama, our Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji took a decisive step and ordered surgical strikes and air strikes against the terrorist groups. Our Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji also gave a clear message to the world that India is a peace – loving nation, but if anyone tries to disturb our peace, India will give a befitting reply to such forces and teach them a lesson.
During the previous Congress governments no defence deal was not possible without giving commission and kick- backs. This resulted in massive loss to our defence forces. Before our Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji took over, the previous UPA government did not purchase any important defence purchase for 10 years of its rule.
During the last 6 years , there has been a 79% decrease in civilian casualties. While there is 23% decline in the defence and security forces casualties. Today defence corridors are being built in Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh. To make our defence and security forces more capable and stronger our Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji is giving special focus on the domestic defence manufacturing industry.
Our Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji has given special impetus on making our infrastructure stronger and better along international borders. Now our armed forces are capable of reaching our borders within 24 hours.
This is the Narendra Modi government which implemented ‘One Rank One Pension‘ which benefited our defence personnel. So far around Rs.42,000 crores have already been given under the scheme to retired personnel. Our Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji fulfilled the long pending demand of our retired defence personnel. It was the Congress led UPA government and its Minister P Chidambaram which mocked our defence personnel by allocating a token amount of just Rs 500 crore for the ‘One Rank One Pension‘ scheme. It was a cruel joke on our defence forces.
From 2004 to 2014, in the past 10 years under the Congress led UPA government just one tunnel could be made on our borders. But under our Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji led Bharatiya Janata Party government between 2014 and 2020 6 tunnels have been completed while 19 tunnels are currently being constructed.
Since our Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji took over there has been a vast change in India’s defence sector. All the three wings of the Indian Army have been made stronger.
Earlier when Pakistan used to do firing and shelling on our borders it used to take a lot of time for the message to reach Delhi and then Delhi used to give a ‘wait and watch’ message. But now time has changed. Our Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji has given a clear message to our defence forces that in case of any firing or shelling from Pakistan, Indian forces should immediately give a befitting reply. Now for our defence forces there is no need to take orders from Delhi to deal with such matters.
Our Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji has clearly said – India will not talk keeping eyes down or keeping eyes up. India will answer by seeing directly in the eyes.
The Congress party led UPA government had put our defence in deep crisis. Indian forces had to bear its brunt. But our Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji used his foresight and decisiveness to strengthen our defence forces on which he gave special attention. Our Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji decided to buy 36 Rafael fighter jets and got them inducted into the Indian Air Force.
Manipur has a deep relationship and love with sports. The sportspersons of Manipur have won many Olympic and other international medals. Manipur is one of India’s top performing states in sports. Our Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji has given special focus on development of sports and has started two key schemes – Khelo India and Fit India Movement.
Our government has ensured that good sports infrastructure is made available at district and state levels so that our sports persons could take part in high level sports competitions and can win laurels for the nation.
It is due to the inspiration of our Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji the entire world has now accepted Yoga which is an integral part of Indian culture and tradition and now the whole world observes June 21 as International Yoga Diwas.
From the entire country over 1000 athletes have been selected and they are now being given all basic sporting facilities and also Rs 5 lakh per annum . It is the commitment of our Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji that India will give world class athletes and sporting personalities that will bring laurels for the country.