Thursday, July 9, 2020

State BJP Units in different States has provided assistance to stranded islanders in mainland: Mr. Jolly



TMI Correspondent
Port Blair, June 10: The BJP State President, Mr. Ajay Baragi has highlighted the one year achievements of the BJP Govt. in a press conference held in BJP Bhawan, Middle Point, Port Blair on June 08, 2020. He further informed that so far 35 crores Jan DhanYojana beneficiaries have been provided with Rs.500/- during Covid-19. 10 crores people are being given houses under PMAY, the ANISHI scheme has been incorporated under the Ayshuman Bharat health scheme which has also provided benefits to the people of the islands. The State BJP Unit will bring out a booklet on the achievements of BJP Government in the past one year, he added.
The former, MP, Mr. Bishnu Pada Ray said that during the NDA period, a slew of development projects were initiated by the Govt. and these projects as construction of National Highway and laying of OFC are nearing completion.
The former State BJP President, Mr. Vishal Jolly said that the performance of the local administration in bringing back stranded islanders from mainland was not satisfactory. He informed that, while other States of the country has done remarkably well, hundreds of islanders were stranded in mainland due to Covid-19 pandemic and were repeatedly pleaded the local administration to bring them back from mainland. But, the administration failed to initiate the return back process on time. He further said that, NGOs associated with the BJP and State BJP Units in different States have done commendable work to help and provide assistance to the islanders stranded in mainland.
On the water crisis, Mr. Jolly said, all other political leaders irrespective of their association with different political parties had raised water issues with the administration. However, the administration had never shown seriousness in resolving the water crisis in the islands. All major water projects are dusting in files and no serious efforts were taken up on water projects. About the commissioning of the undersea cable, he demanded that the undersea cable project should be commissioned at the earliest so that the islanders get the benefits. He further said that State BJP Unit will soon form a committee to monitor the distribution of fund provided by the GoI through NABARD for the farmers of the islands.
On the occasion, 12 Youth Congress members joined BJP, the newly joined members said they have joined the BJP because of fascinated with the development works of BJP government, especially Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi ji.

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