(Article) BJP Started Separate Unit For Bundelkhand


BJP carves out separate unit for Bundelkhand

The Bharatiya Janata Party has carved out a separate Bundelkhand unit in its organisational structure. The decision is a step to endorse separate statehood to the region and was applauded by Charkhari MLA and former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Uma Bharti while addressing the concluding speech at the state BJP working committee meeting at Chitrakoot.

Later, talking to media persons, state BJP chief Laxmikant Bajpayi said the party was in favour of smaller states, but the same should be carved out through appropriate procedure. He added that feedback from party workers on Lok Sabha candidates would be taken by April-end and in all likelihood the shortlisted names would be sent to central office by May. A total of 16 teams have been formed each being given the task of covering five Lok Sabha seats, said said Bajpayi. The 'gaon chalo abhiyan' of the party will be carried out in May and June, he added.

Earlier, the BJP's Bundelkhand resolution promised the people that if voted to power, the BJP would ensure water in every home in the drought-hit region. The BJP resolution also promised that tribes in the area would be given forest rights.

On the occasion, the BJP resolution also focused on the plight of farmers claiming the poor state of affairs in the region had resulted in around 1,660 farmers committing suicide from 2004 to 2012. Congress, Bahujan Samaj Party and Samajwadi Party were responsible for the economic backwardness of Bundelkhand region, the BJP resolution claimed. Citing reasons, the BJP resolution claimed that only Rabi crop was sown in the region wherever the land was irrigated through tubewells. But the state government has been charging electricity bills for the entire year. Similarly, farmers have not received benefit of agricultural loan waiver scheme launched by the Centre, the BJP resolution claimed.

Lauding the separate Bundelkhand unit, national vice-president of BJP Uma Bharti said lot of money had come to Bundelkhand region. "I have information that 80% of the fund could not be utilised," Uma said, adding that people of the region will have to fight two battles-one to ascertain the reason funds lapsed and secondly to establish whether 20% per cent of the funds claimed to have been utilised were used the right way or not.

The BJP state working committee also passed another resolution which focused on the state of affairs in the state in particular and country in general.

A day after mutual admiration for each other's party ideologues, the state Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday hit out at Akhilesh-led Samajwadi Party government in the state claiming that law and order had failed miserably.

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Courtesy : Times of India