BJP National President Shri Amit Shah addresses public meeting in Phathankot, Punjab
May 5, 2019 • Daily Canon Times
BJP National President Shri Amit Shah addresses public meeting in Phathankot, Punjab
  • Expressing confidence of Modi Ji coming back to power Shri Amit Shah said that wherever he goes he finds that people seem to have made up their minds to vote for BJP. “I have come here after travelling all over the country for the last four and half months - from east to west and north to south - and could only hear chants of Modi Modi. This is not mere a chant but the blessings of 125 crore people of the country. People have already decided that the next PM will be Modi Ji.”
  • Modi Ji is the man for whom the country had been waiting for the last 70 years for development to take place in the real sense. I know Modi Ji from close, in last 20 years Modi Ji has never taken even a day's holiday. On the opposite is Rahul Baba who goes on a holiday whenever there is a bit of hot weather and even his mother doesn't' know of his whereabouts, he added.
  • Enumerating the achievements of the Modi govt. Shah said that the BJP under the leadership of Modiji has been working hard for all sections of the society especially the poor and the distressed. "In the last five years the BJP did work like providing 7 crore free cylinders to our poor mothers and sisters, electricity in 2 crore household, houses for 2.5 crore poor, toilets in 8 crore household and lots of other work.” 
  • Praising the Modi government for its universal health scheme he said that the Ayushman Bharat scheme has raised the level of health services for 50 crore of the Indian population and given them access to free health facilities including hospitalization. “Now no one is helpless in case of a medical emergency. In just four months of its launch, as of today 24.5 lakh operations have already been done under the scheme free of cost.”
  • Hitting out at Punjab CM Amrinder Singh, Shah said he has done nothing for Punjab either on the drug menace front nor for the farmers. “Amrinder Singh Ji used to accuse us of not controlling the drug menace, has it stopped in his rule? Did he waive off the farmers' loans?  He made Navjot Singh Sidhu a minister iwho embraced Pakistan's army chief and says that terrorism has no religion.  If Captain Amrinder has even a little bit of shame left in him he should drown himself in a bucket of water. If Sidhu likes Pakistan so much then he should shift to the Punjab on the Pakistan side.”
  • Praising the efforts of former Punjab CM Prakash Singh Badal for the Harmandir Sahib, Shah said he did a lot of good work along with Modi Ji and Arun Jetley for Punjab. “Modi Ji along with Arun Jetley did a lot for Punjab's development. Congress did not do anything even for Jalianwala Bagh in 55 years of their rule but the BJP govt did. Even in the Sikh riots cases we got many accused punished but Congress played a dubious role.”
  • Elaborating on the efforts of the Modi govt. for Punjab, Shah said that the UPA government gave the state only Rs 30000 crore while in the 14th Finance Commission, the BJP government increased it to a whopping amount of Rs. 1.61 lakh crore for the state's development.
  • Hitting out at the opposition Shah said they cannot keep the country safe but only Modi ji whose immediate response against terrorists earned new respect for India and its people. “The biggest achievement of the Modi govt is that of securing the nation against terrorism. Vote for Modi Ji just for this. During Sonia-Manmohan rule terrorists used to enter Indian at will and even cut heads of our soldiers without any response from the then silent PM Manmohan Singh. After Pulwama strikes Indian Airforce went deep inside Pakistan to Balakot and killed terrorists and destroyed their bases. Modi Ji has a 56 inch chest to take strong decisions for the security of the country.”
  • After the air strike carried by the IAF, there were celebrations everywhere in India, while only at two places there was grief -- one in Pakistan and another in Rahul Baba and company's offices. Were they their cousin bothers?  Rahul Baba can talk with terrorists but BJP will never compromise on the country's security. BJP's policy is clear that whoever crosses India's boundaries and attacks us with bullets will be responded with cannons, he added.
  • Hitting out at Omar Abdullah for his views that there should be a separate PM for J&K, Shah demanded the opposition's stand on the issue. "We want Rahul Baba and the opposition to clarify if they agree with Omar Abdullah comments that there should be a PM for Jammu and Kashmir. I know they won't say anything on Omar's statement as they are concerned about their vote bank. They follow politics of appeasement and people will punish them in elections. As long as there are BJP workers Kashmir will remain an integral part of the country. We will remove Article 370 from Kashmir after forming the next govt. at the Centre.”
  • Shah exhorted the gathering to help the BJP win the 2019 Lok Sabha elections and bring Modi Ji back to power. “After a long time we have got such a dedicated person as PM, who works long hours each day for the development of the nation. 2019 election is being fought over country's security. Please elect BJP from most LS seats and bring back Modi govt. once again. Only Modi Ji can keep the nation safe,” he said.