Daily Archive: February 9, 2019

Shri Ajit Kataria appointed as National Coordinator of Kisan Congress.

Hon’ble Congress President Rahul Gandhi has appointed the Vice Chairman, National coordinator and Joint Coordinators of Kisan Congress. Due to Shri Ajit Kataria’s excellent work and contribution in Rajasthan’s Vidhan Sabha elections, he has been appointed as one of the seven National Coordinators of the Kisan Congress.

The General Secretary of All India Congress Committee Shri KC Venugopal, MP Lok Sabha announced these appointments by issuing a press release (attached for your reference).

On his appointment, Shri Ajit Kataria said, “I am very thankful to Smt. Sonia Gandhi ji, Shri Rahul Gandhi, Smt. Priyanka Gandhi and Shri Nanabhau Patole for giving me this opportunity to work as the National Coordinator of the Kisan Congress. I have always been determined to work for the welfare and betterment of our farmers and will continue to work for them now as well. There has been a long-standing plea of the farmers to waive off their debt but nothing has been considered in this regard by the present government. Moreover, there has been an immense increase in farmer suicides in the past five years. The BJP government is pro industrialists and has waived off their debts whereas the farmers are suffering from the financial burden. During the time of Congress, we had waived off Rs. 60,000 crores of debt on the farmers and we promise to continue working for their welfare. Our government had formulated and implemented many policies in the favor of the farmers including The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation, and Resettlement Act. We promise to take care of all the farmers at a national level as we did so in the states of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan etc.”

Nanabhau Patole, Chairman, All India Kisan Congress said, “Shri Ajit Kataria has been associated with the Congress for a very long time now. He was the Chairman of the National Child Labor Committee during the UPA I government in 2005 and has always worked according to the principles of the party. His contribution to the Rajasthan’s Vidhan Sabha elections was commendable and we have full faith that he will perform his role and responsibilities with utter determination in this present position.”

Highlights of PM’s reply to the motion of thanks on the President’s Address in the Lok Sabha

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today replied to the motion of thanks on the President’s Address in the Lok Sabha.In a series of tweets Prime Minister said:

“A Government has to work for the people of India, a Government has to be sensitive to people’s aspirations. There is no room for corruption.

So many members spoke in the debate in the Parliament. I thank them all.

I congratulate all those who will be voting for the first time in the 2019 Parliamentary polls. Those born in the 21st century are now going to be voters and thus, they will play a role in shaping India’s progress.

It is trust and optimism that will take our nation forward. We are not those who run away from challenges. We face the challenges and work to fulfil people’s aspirations.

Our friends in the Congress see things in two time periods. BC- Before Congress, when nothing happened. AD- After dynasty- where everything happened.

India is seeing remarkable progress in the last four years. In all spheres, investment, steel sector, start ups, milk and agriculture, aviation, India’s progress is outstanding.

In hating Modi, the Opposition has begun to hate the nation. That is why their leaders go to London and do press conferences to show India in bad light.

You know what is my crime for them? That a person born to a poor family is challenging their Sultunate.

In their 55 years, sanitation coverage was around 38% and in our 55 months it is nearly 98%. Gas connections in their 55 years was 12 crore, it is 13 crore in 55 months. We have worked at greater speed in our five years.

Think about it, Congress imposed Emergency, but Modi is destroying institutions. Congress insults Army, calls the Army Chief a Gunda but Modi is destroying institutions. Congress leaders create stories that Indian Army is doing a coup…but Modi is destroying institutions.

Congress questions the EC and EVM but Modi is destroying institutions. Congress bullies the judiciary but Modi is destroying institutions. Congress calls Planning Commission a bunch of jokers…but Modi is destroying institutions.

Congress misuses Article 356 several times…but Modi is destroying institutions.

The people of India have seen the work a Government with a full majority can do. They have seen the work of NDA. They do not want a महामिलावट Government of those who assembled in Kolkata.

During the CWG 2010, our players were playing hard to win medals for India. But, for Congress, Commonwealth Games were an opportunity to boost personal wealth of a few in the Party.

The phone banking of the UPA did wonders for the friends of their leaders. Due to such favouritism, our banking system witnessed many problems.

I want to say it on the floor of the Parliament that the Indian National Congress does not want our armed forces to be strong. They do not want our security apparatus to be strong. Which companies are they bidding for that they are acting so shamefully?

Dr.BabasahebAmbedkar was always ahead of his time. He had said that joining Congress is like committing suicide.

Thousands of organisations were getting funds from overseas. We sought transparency in the process but these organisations shut down. Why was such money allowed to come in without accountability?

Price rise and Congress are a team. When Congress comes, so does rising prices. The NDA Government has worked to keep prices under check.

What was the reason LED bulbs were so costly during the UPA era.

Our Government has worked towards the good health and wellbeing of the people of India. Prices of stents, knee surgeries and medicines are coming down. This is helping the poorest of the poor.

सितंबर 2017 से लेकर नवंबर 2018 तक यानि करीब-करीब 15 महीने में लगभग 1 करोड़ 80 लाख लोगों ने पहली बार प्रॉविडेंट फंड का पैसा कटाना शुरू किया है। इनमें से भी 64 प्रतिशत 28 साल से कम आयु के हैं।

इसके अलावा एक और तथ्य है। हमारे देश में मार्च 2014 में करीब-करीब 65 लाख लोगों को नेशनल पेंशन सिस्टम (NPS) में रजिस्टर किया गया था। पिछले साल अक्तूबर में ये संख्या बढ़कर करीब 1 करोड़ 20 लाख हो गई है। क्या ये भी बिना नई नौकरी के ही हो गया।

एक और आकड़ा है। हर साल इनकम टैक्स रिटर्न भरते समय, Non-Corporate Taxpayers भी अपनी आय घोषित करते हैं। इन्हें खुद Salary नहीं मिलती, लेकिन ये लोग यहां नियुक्त लोगों को Salary देते हैं।

पिछले चार वर्षों में देश में ऐसे 6 लाख 35 हजार नए प्रोफेशनल्स जुड़े। क्या आपको लगता है कि एक डॉक्टर ने अपना क्लिनिक या नर्सिंग होम खोला है, तो उसने सिर्फ एक व्यक्ति को ही नौकरी दी होगी, या कोई चार्टर्ड अकाउंटेंट सिर्फ एक व्यक्ति को नौकरी पर रखकर अपना दफ्तर चला रहा होगा? नहीं।

हज़ारों करोड़ रुपए की लागत से 99 लटकी पड़ी सिंचाई परियोजनाओं को पूरा किया जा रहा है:

India will be friends with both Israel and Palestine. India will be friends with both Saudi Arabia and Iran. Our foreign policy has led to India’s voice becoming stronger at the world stage.

We will always fulfil the aspirations of the people of India.

Arrogance got them down to 44 from 400. Commitment to the nation and our hardwork got us from 2 to 282.

I assure you, those who have looted the nation will continue to be scared of Narendra Modi.

सूरज जायेगा भी तो कहाँ

उसे यहीं रहना होगा

यहीं हमारी सांसों में

हमारी रगों में

हमारे संकल्पों में

हमारे रतजगों में

तुम उदास मत होओ

अब मैं किसी भी सूरज को नही डूबने दूंगा।“


PM’s reply to the motion of thanks on the President’s Address in the Lok Sabha

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today replied to the motion of thanks on the President’s Address in the Lok Sabha. He thanked the various Members of the House, for adding vigour into the debate, and sharing insightful points

The opening remarks set the tone of his Government- “A government that works for the people of India, sensitive to people’s aspiration, honest, transparent, against corruption and for fast pace of development.”

PM said that India has seen remarkable progress in the last four years. From foreign direct investment to steel sector, start-ups, milk and agriculture, aviation, India’s progress has been outstanding. “We have become the second largest steel producer, second largest mobile phone manufacturer, 4th largest automobile manufacturer in the world. We are a nation with have a bumper harvest production.” he added.

Stating the highlights of his Government, he said one can easily see what his Government has achieved over the past in 55 months is way ahead of what has been achieved in the last 55 years -“Sanitation coverage has crossed 98% ,over 10 crore toilets have been built for our people. In 55 years, 12 crore gas connection were given. In last 55 months, 13 crore gas connections were given and 6 crore were Ujjwala. The speed of the work done and for whom the work was done, you decide for yourself." he said.

About opposition, PM said that people have seen the work a government with an absolute majority can do and they have seen the work of his Government. He added that they do not want a ‘Mahamilavat’ government and it won’t be successful.

PM asserted that one is free to criticise him but in doing so they should not criticize the nation,

Talking tough on corruption, PM said his Government is working tirelessly to bring the corrupt people to book.

On Benami Law, he said it was his government that implemented Benami Law and now people are getting caught for having the benami properties.

Speaking on Rafale, PM Modi said Defence Minister had answered to all the allegations in detail and the controversy was being created by those who think no defence deal can be done without kickbacks.

About NPAs, PM said previous Governments left behind a legacy and those

who fled the country are today crying on Twitter. "They are saying that I had taken Rs 7,800 crore but the government has attached properties worth Rs 13,000 crore”. he added.

PM also said that about 20000 NGOs have shut their operations after the government sought details of their funding and these numbers may increase in future.

Explaining how the NDA Government has been working hard to ensure ease of living for all, he said the price rise has been checked as compared to the previous Governments.

Expressing his commitment towards a healthy India, PM said the prices of medicines and medical and surgical equipments have been brought down.

On the employment front, PM said maximum job growth has been in the transport sector. In the past four years, more than 6 lakh new professionals have joined the workforce and they have added to more number of jobs for the people. He talked about how more than 1.80 crore people have been enrolled under Employees Provident Fund over between September 2017 to November 2018 , over a span of just 15 months , out of which 64% are below 28years age. PM also told the LokSabha that more than 1.20 crore people have been registered under National Pension System or NPS.

Stating that India’s foreign policy has brought India to the fore in the global arena, PM said people hear what India has to say. He added that before Paris agreement was finalised, top world leaders used to talk to India. PM also made it clear that India will be friends with both Israel and Palestine as well as with both Saudi Arabia and Iran.

Lauding the role of generation next in charting the progress of India, he said "Those born in the 21st century are now going to be voters and thus, they will play a role in shaping India’s progress."

PM summed it up saying that his Government will always fulfil the aspirations of the people of India.