BJP’s Smriti Irani calls Congress ‘most corrupt party’, says it only shows dreams of development


Without naming former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who was a Rajya Sabha MP from Assam, Irani claimed that although some tall leaders obtained elected from Assam and even grew to become prime minister, AIIMS got here to the state solely throughout Narendra Modi’s tenure

Terming Congress as “most corrupt”, Union Textiles minister Smriti Zubin Irani on Saturday stated the opposition social gathering solely confirmed desires of growth in Assam and indulged in “politics of divide”.

Addressing three back-to-back rallies in her maiden election marketing campaign in Assam, the senior BJP chief appealed to the individuals of Assam to vote for the saffron social gathering to proceed to avail advantages of assorted central and state schemes.

Kickstarting her day-long programme at Mariani, she stated Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal have rolled out a variety of schemes, benefiting the poor individuals of the state.

“…there is no one more corrupt than Congress. Only BJP is the party, which works for the benefit of the poors. The BJP government has worked tirelessly for the people in tea gardens across the state,” stated Irani, additionally the Minister of Women and Child Development.

Listing out a sequence of schemes launched by the central and state governments, she stated the Congress authorities by no means labored for the poor individuals and appealed to the individuals to vote for the BJP within the forthcoming Assembly polls.

Without naming former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who was a Rajya Sabha MP from Assam, Irani stated, “There are some tall leaders of Congress from Assam and they even became the PM. But, AIIMS came to Assam only during Narendra Modi’s tenure.”

She was in Mariani, which goes to polls within the first section on 27 March, to marketing campaign for BJP candidate Ramani Tanti, who can have a direct contest with the sitting three-time heavyweight Congress MLA Rupjyoti Kurmi.

Continuing her blistering assault on Congress in her second rally at Sivasagar, Irani stated the opposition social gathering solely confirmed desires of growth, which had been fulfilled by Modi after assuming energy in 2014.

“For years, Congress ruled the state and showed dreams of development. However, development came only when Narendra Modi became the Prime Minister in 2014,” she added. Irani stated the cash will proceed to come back from the centre, however it can attain to the general public from the state exchequer solely if there’s a peoples authorities by the BJP in Assam.

“One Congress leader had said that only 15 paise reach to the public against every Re 1 released by the centre. That means that leader also accepted that Congress workers and local leaders looted public money,” she added. She was referring to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi’s assertion with out naming him.

The union minister asserted that nobody has dared to contact public cash after Modi assumed energy on the Centre. Addressing her third rally of the day at Samaguri, Irani stated,”The Congress for years did politics of divide. Did Modi ever ask religion and caste of the people when he gave toilets to 10 crore people and opened 40 crore Jan Dhan accounts?”

Before Modi, nobody ever imagined that the chief of the nation would speak about developing bathrooms for the protection of poor girls from the rostrum of Red Fort, she added.

“The Congress, which could not construct toilets, is talking about making your future now!… Congress could not even construct toilets for the poor, but are promising to build colleges and universities,” she stated, including Modi’s determination to open Jan Dhan accounts eradicated corruption.

The minister additional stated that it’s the BJP authorities that launched medical insurance of Rs 2 lakh at a premium of Re 1 for the poor individuals. “Did Congress do that? The Congress never gives money to the poor, but the hand (symbol of Congress) snatches it from peoples’ pockets,” she added.

Irani additional stated because the Modi authorities got here to energy in 2014, the North East obtained its respect, dignity and due recognition.

“When the Congress was at the centre, it did not even release the Rs 60,000 crore to Assam under the 13th Finance Commission. But, when the Narendra Modi government came, it released Rs 1,70,000 crore under the 15th Finance Commission,” she claimed.

It is the fortune of the individuals of Assam that they’ve Modi at Centre and Sonowal within the state as each of them are working constantly for the event of the area, the Union Minister stated. She identified that the tea backyard staff minimal wage earlier than 2014 was Rs 97, which has been raised to Rs 217 now.

“For the pregnant women of tea gardens, we were giving Rs 12,000 and this has been raised to Rs 18,000. More than 50,000 women got this benefit in Assam. So, please vote for such a government, which has done so much work for you,” Irani stated.

She additionally talked about different schemes like monetary support to girls Self Help Groups (SHGs), healthcare services in tea gardens, academic scholarships to meritorious college students and reservation for tea backyard college students in medical research. “We take pride in managing the coronavirus pandemic. We are giving the vaccine to 150 nations below the Vaccine Maitri programme. During the pandemic, 80 crore individuals obtained free ration and 22 crore girls obtained Rs 30,000 crore of their accounts,” Irani stated.

She asserted that had there been a Congress authorities through the pandemic, such advantages would have by no means been given to the individuals of the nation as a result of “no one is more corrupt than Congress”.

Irani additionally attacked the Congress for becoming a member of arms with Lok Sabha MP Badruddin Ajmal-led AIUDF to type an alliance and stated “this party is attacking the culture, language and civilisation of Assam”.