Let the people decide who is pro-corporate: Shah

SansadTV Bureau

Shah_sivrajBJP president Amit Shah on Sunday called upon the party workers to give a befitting reply to the Congress, which has alleged that his party is “pro-corporate”, by highlighting how the Narendra Modi-led NDA government has earned huge revenue by auctioning coal blocks and 2G spectrum.

Shah said now it was for the people to decide whether the previous UPA government or the ruling NDA was “pro-corporate”.

“During UPA’s 10 year rule, 73 scams took place in which public money worth Rs 12 lakh crore was looted. The Congress and its allies gave 220 coal blocks at a throwaway price of Rs 600 crore,” he alleged.

However, the BJP-led NDA after coming to power auctioned just 20 out of these 220 to earn Rs 2 lakh crore for the government exchequer, he said.

“Similarly, 2G spectrum was allocated in few thousands of crores (by previous government),” he charged.

“But now, Rs 8,000 crore have been deposited in the government exchequer,” the BJP leader said addressing the concluding function of BJP Mahila Morcha’s national executive Meeting in Bhopal.

“The money deposited in government exchequer was realised from the corporate houses only and Congress termed BJP as pro-corporate. I call upon the BJP workers to give a befitting reply to the Congress’ charges during ‘Mahasampark Abhiyan’ (grand contact drive),” he said.

“Now people have to decide whether it was UPA which was pro-corporate or NDA, as the money which BJP-led government has deposited in the exchequer has been realised from corporate houses only,” he said.

Shah also said that May 26, 2015, will be a glorious day for the BJP as on that day for the first time a non-Congress majority government will complete one year.

“Though it will be reviewed in democracy in its own way, it is our duty to educate people about the actual achievements of the Modi government,” he said.

Shah said that besides the Centre, the BJP on its own and with the support of allies is in power in 13 states of the country. People have lot of expectations from BJP as it is more sensitive (towards people) than other parties, he said.

He also said that BJP has set a world record by touching 10.5 crore figure during its membership drive.

The campaigns like ‘Make in India’ and ‘Skilled India’ will effectively tackle unemployment and create jobs for large number of youths in the country, Shah added.