Applauding the Narendra-Modi led union government policy of "Sabka Saath - Sabka Vikas", the Punjab BJP President Shri Kamal Sharma has announced that state unit of the party would undertake a "Special Mass Contact" programme to mark the B.R.Ambedkar Jayanti from the coming April 14. Addressing the BJP state executive meeting held at Chandigarh today, Shri Sharma said that the "Special Mass Contact" programe would continue till April 24.Launching scathing attacks on both - Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Shri Sharma said that both these political parties in same business of befooling the people. "Unearthing of the foreign bank accounts of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) Capt. Amarinder Singh have badly exposed the tall claims of honesty being made by the Congress chief. At the same time, the failure of the AAP on every front in Delhi has belied their claims of providing good governance", said Shri Sharma.
Speaking at the state executive, Shri Sharma said that Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi is working round the clock in order to ensure all round development of the country, besides upliftment of every section of the society. While stating that the union government was formulating schemes, focusing on the welfare of every section, Shri Sharma exhorted the party rank and file to extend every possible cooperation in ensuring that the benefits of these schemes reaches to the people.BJP Punjab Affairs Incharge Shri Prabhat Jha said that in line with the favourable atmosphere prevalent for BJP in the entire country, the party's graph has gone up tremendously in Punjab. "From a figure of 3 lakh, the BJP's membership in Punjab has crossed 23 lakhs, which is unprecedented for any political party. This clearly reflects the positive mood of the people of Punjab towards the saffron party", he said, while asking the party cadre to extensively tour their respective areas during the ten-day "Special Mass Contact" programme and sensitise the people about the good people friendly policies being started by the Modi government.Jha also said that being the ruling party, it becomes the responsibility of every BJP worker to act as a bridge between the people and the government. "The party cadre must spread the good work done by the government among the masses and should also convey the concerns of the people to the government", he asserted.Former BJP Punjab President & MLA Shri Ashwani Sharma presented the report of the party's national executive recently held at Delhi.
Speaking on the country's economy at the state executive, BJP State Secretary Shri Subhash Sharma thanked the central government for according priority to the farmers, dalits, youth and women in the Union Budget for the fiscal year 2061-17. He also appreciated the Punjab budget saying, "No new tax was imposed in the budget. The prime focus was having a development and welfare oriented budget, which the government did well."While presenting the political resolution, BJP State Secretary Shri Jatinder Kalra supported the stand taken by the Punjab government on the SYL Canal issue and the steps taken to prevent the incidents of sacrilege of the holy Sri Guru Granth Sahib & other religious holy books. With some suggestions, the state executive passed both these resolutions unanimously.
The party also welcomed Union Governments decision to celebrate 350th birth anniversary of Shree Guru Gobind Singh ji.Union Minister Shri Vijay Sampla, Minister's in the Punjab Government Shri Chunni Lal Bhagat, Shri Anil Joshi, Shri Madan Mohan Mittal and Shri Surjit Kumar Jiyani presented the reports of their respective ministries. Apart from this, deliberations over many other issues, including party activities in the past three months, future programmes, strengthening and expansion of the organisation, were also held.The state executive meeting was attended by MLA Shri Manoranjan Kalia, CPS Shri K.D.Bhandari, Shmt Sukhjit Sahi, Shmt Seema Devi, Rajya Sabha MP Shwet Malik, Prof. Rajinder Bhandari, Shri Tikshan Sud, S. Harjit Singh Grewal, Bibi Paramjit Kaur Panjgrain alongwith office bearers and 250 members of the state executive.