Jammu, Sep 11: Asserting that Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led BJP will make a come back with full majority for the second term, BJP Mahila Morcha’s National President Vijaya Rahatkar on Tuesday said that the Mahila Morcha wings, across the country, have geared up for the general elections.
“The Mahila Morcha has been set into motion and further strengthened eyeing 2019,” Ms Rahatkar, who is on a day-long visit to the state here, told reporters at a press conference.
She said, “We are sure that the BJP will win with full majority in the upcoming elections and the Mahila Morcha, which has a major role, will again prove its mettle in the victory of the party.”
Mr Modi-led government at the Centre is doing tremendous work for the welfare of the people including youth, backward classes, women and the farmers.
“To empower and strengthen women across the country, Modi government has introduced many schemes and out of the 12 crore population who availed loan, 75 percent are women,” she added.
Over 5 crore women were benefitted from “Ujawala Yojna Scheme” and the government is working on “sabka saath sabka vikas” policy,” she added.
The BJP woman leader also said that the Modi government gave more teeth to the laws for the safety of women and introduced stringent action against the culprits.
Reacting to the allegations levelled by state BJP women leader against some party leaders, Ms Rahatkar said, “I am not aware of the incident but will find out the facts and the women leader should come to the right platform and level allegations, if any.”
She however, denied reports of fuel price rise in BJP Government and said, “Modi government cleared a loan of Rs 2 lakh crore as an interest against 1.44 lakh crore oil bond taken by the then UPA Government, and was due under the previous government’s regime and I don’t agree with rising fuel price because under the UPA government, inflation was 112 percent and in NDA’s time, its 13 percent. The fuel price rise was 160 per cent in the UPA’s tenure but under the NDA, it stands at 28 per cent.”
“We have to be patient. The government is doing a good job and trying to find a way out to settle fuel price rise issue,” she added.