No alternative to Modi, says Javadekar

ST CORRESPONDENT
Monday, 21 January 2019

“There is no alternative to Narendra Modi. In the upcoming election, people will have to choose between BJP government or anarchy,” said Union Minister for Human Resource Development (HRD) Prakash Javadekar

Pune: “There is no alternative to Narendra Modi. In the upcoming election, people will have to choose between BJP government or anarchy,” said Union Minister for Human Resource Development (HRD) Prakash Javadekar  in Pune on Sunday.

Speaking about the Opposition rally that took place in Kolkata on Saturday, he said it was evident how nervous they were. “They had no committee, party manifesto or common minimum programme. All they had was a committee for Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs). It shows how scared they are. They say they wish to drive Modi away, but then what is the alternative?” Javadekar asked at the media interaction in the city.

He said people will have to decide whether they want a strong policy-driven government or a weak one, as the country has suffered in the past because of weak coalition governments.

“I am very sure that the party will win the 2019 elections too with a vast majority. We are also hoping that the share of votes from the West Bengal, Odisha and the North-Eastern states will increase significantly. In the past few elections, we have also observed that the plank of the poor, which earlier was with the Congress, has now shifted to BJP and Modi, and that will also be significant this time,” the Minister added.

The party has launched a campaign wherein the public is urged to hoist BJP’s flag over their houses. “We urge the people to show their solidarity with us with our flag over their houses. We will be continuing this drive till the code of conduct is implemented,” he said.

When asked about the the Ram Mandir issue, he said, “We are waiting for the Supreme Court’s decision. However, we are quite positive that the evidences provided to the court will be sufficient and the court will give justice. The temple will be built there.”

About the 10 per cent reservation for the economically backward, Javadekar said this decision was overdue and is to be implemented from the coming academic year onward, with support from the state governments.

He also indirectly showed support for helmet compulsion rule, saying that people across several cities in the country have been wearing helmets for many years.

Move to upgrade FTII status

  • Union Minister for Human Resource Development (HRD) Prakash Javadekar  said the procedure for making Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune an ‘Institute of National Importance’ had already begun when he was Minister of Information and Broadcasting and the bill might soon be passed.

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