Bhopal, August 19: Bharatiya Janata Party National President Amit Shah, addressed an intellectuals and eminent citizen conference under 'New Bharat Manthan, Sankalpa Se Siddhi' program on Friday. He has said, Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA government is working with an aim to serve the people.
Shah said that Bharatiya Janata Party is indeed a party with difference because it is the only party out of more than 1650 registered political entities in the country, having a robust internal democracy. "If there is no democracy within the party then it cannot do any good to the country and the nation's democracy is at risk.
Shah said that in the BJP, leaders are selected on the basis of their loyalty, dedication to work for the nation, hard work, talent and performance, that is why even a booth worker can become the party president and the son of a poor can become Prime Minister of the country.
He said everyone know that who will be the next president of the Congress but nobody knows who the next BJP president would be. It clearly shows that there is no democracy left in the Congress while the BJP has.
He said that the second most important criterion for the comparative study of political parties should be the ideology of the party. To understand the principles of Bharatiya Janata Party, one should keep in mind the circumstances that led to the formation of Jan Sangh, the national president added.
Shah said that the fundamental difference between the Congress and the BJP was that the Congress wanted to rebuild the country after destroying its ancient heritage and culture while the Bharatiya Janata Party wanted to nation building process is based on its glorious ancient heritage and culture.
Terming Congress as a Special Purpose Vehicle, Shah said that Congress had no ideology as it was formed only to achieve the independence. Our ideology and principles becomes clear when compare the popular movements undertaken by the Congress and the BJP after the independence.
He said that Bharatiya Janata Party is the only party which runs on the basis of principles and wants to restore the lost glory of the country. Party which began its journey with 10 members, has turned into the world's largest political party with more than 11 crore members today, the party president said.
Shah said that the people of the country have seen the governments of the Congress, regional parties and in some states the governments of the Left parties also. They have also seen the works done by the BJP governments. One can easily study comparative figures of our development works.
Recalling 10 years of chaotic UPA rule the BJP president said that under Sonia Gandhi led Congress government there were scams to the tune of around Rs 12 lakh crore, the economy was getting worse, there was resentment among youth, boundaries of the country were not safe and there was an atmosphere of chaos everywhere.
In three years of Bharatiya Janata Party government under the leadership of Prime Minister Modi, India has become the fastest growing economy in the world, Shah added. Emphasizing the party's record of clean governance, the BJP president stated that even our opponents cannot level allegation of corruption against us.
Shah said that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Bharatiya Janata Party government has initiated around 106 schemes for the development and welfare of the poor and not a single scheme is meant for a particular section, instead all our schemes are inclusive.
By launching 104 satellites in space together, India has emerged as a major space power he said that through the Ujjwala scheme, gas cylinders have been transported to the homes of about 30 million poor women in the country. Women have been given the right to live with dignity by constructing more than four crore toilets and opening a bank account of about 29 crore people, BJP president informed.
Earlier, a welcome rally will be organised by the party workers, Shah garlanded the statues of Pt.Deendayal Upadhyaya and Raja Bhoj. Shah is on a three-day visit of Madhya Pradesh as part of his 110 day nationwide travel program covering all the states of our country.