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JP Nadda participates in Pongal celebrations in poll-bound Tamil Nadu, says BJP ‘dedicated’ to state’s welfare – India News , Firstpost

The BJP chief additionally listed the Centre’s numerous measures for the state together with sanctioning of an AIIMS in Madurai and the Chennai-Bengaluru defence hall

Chennai: BJP chief JP Nadda on Thursday underlined his party-led Central authorities’s dedication for poll-bound Tamil Nadu’s welfare and listed Centre’s numerous measures taken for the state, together with sanctioning of an All India Institute of Medical Sciences and the Chennai-Bengaluru defence hall.

Participating within the ‘Namma Ooru Pongal‘ celebrations, organised by the occasion’s state unit on the event of the harvest competition, Nadda requested cadres to make sure that Centre’s marketing campaign of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ additionally works in Tamil Nadu.

His go to assumes significance because the state Assembly polls are probably in April-May.

Clad in conventional white shirt and dhoti, Nadda was accorded a heat welcome by occasion functionaries led by State president L Murugan on the airport.

Speaking briefly in Tamil initally, Nadda stated Tamil Nadu was a land of saints and sages who’ve contributed to humanity and the state has received a wealthy tradition.

“I remember Saint Thiruvalluvar’s contribution which is not only to Tamil Nadu but to the whole country. Tamil is the world’s oldest language and Tamil Nadu is proud of it. In the same way, famous Kings of Cheras, Cholas, Pandiyas, Pallavas have contributed in the development of Tamil Nadu,” he stated.

Religious sentiments have additionally been taken care of by spiritual leaders and saints. “I always say that all the 63 Nayanmars (saivite saints) and 12 Alwars (Vaishnavite saints) are from the land of Tamil Nadu which we have to remember. We feel proud of it,” he stated.

On the position of Tamil Nadu within the Independence motion, he recalled the valiant efforts of freedom fighters like ‘Tirupur’ Kumaran, Subramanya Bharathi, Velunachiyar, and V O Chidambaram Pillai.

Referring to Tamil poet Kaniyan Poongundranar’s strains ‘Yathum Oorae, Yavarum keleer‘ (we belong to all locations, and to everybody), Nadda stated India was proud when Prime Minister Narendra Modi referred to those strains within the United Nations Assembly.

“That is the love and affection which Prime Minister Narendra Modi has for Tamil Nadu. Time and again he speaks about the poets and poems of Tamil Nadu at the international forums,” he stated.

On initiative for the state’s welfare, he stated the Centre has taken care of Tamil Nadu in order that it takes an enormous leap in improvement.

“…The 13th Finance Commission during UPA government gave Rs 94,000 crore to Tamil Nadu for development. But the 14th Finance Commission under the NDA government gave Rs 5.42 lakh crore…this shows what feeling the Prime Minister has for the people of Tamil Nadu,” he stated.

On tapping the silk and textile business within the state, Nadda stated, “the central government has allotted Rs 1,600 crore for the development of textiles. This is Atmanirbhar Bharat, this is vocal for local.”

Nadda stated 94 lakh of individuals from Tamil Nadu have joined Jan Dhan Yojana scheme whereas 30 lakh fuel connections had been offered to beneficiaries within the State underneath the Centre’s Ujjvala Yojana scheme.

As many as 30 lakh LED bulbs had been distributed to the state underneath the LED bulb scheme launched by the Centre.

On the proposed Defence Corridor between Chennai and Bengaluru, Nadda stated it was not solely a defence hall however ‘opening of an financial hall’ for the State.

The Centre has additionally earmarked Rs 2,800 crore for the Chennai Metro Rail extension programme in Chennai and one other Rs 3,267 crore for Monorail programme, he stated.

Noting that 12 cities within the state could be upgraded to good cities, he stated, when he was the Union Health Minister the Centre accorded the All India Institute of Medical Sciences for TN at an funding of Rs 1,300 crore.

“World class AIIMS hospital is coming to Madurai. Nearly 100 seats will be there for MBBS and more than 100 seats will be allocated for staff nurses,” he stated.

Besides the AIIMS hospital in Madurai, the Centre additionally permitted establishing of 11 medical schools within the state.

On disbursement of loans underneath Pradhan Mantri MUDRA Yojana Scheme, he stated highest variety of beneficiaries had been from Tamil Nadu through which 48 lakh accounts had been opened and Rs 50,000 crore was spent for the scheme within the state.

Nadda stated in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic the western world which had higher well being amenities ‘collapsed’ whereas PM Modi led the nation in opposition to COVID-19 from the entrance.

“Prime Minister took the decision for lockdown and made the country prepare for the fight against the outbreak,” he stated, including, in the course of the outbreak there was not (even) one devoted hospital for COVID-19 within the nation.

“Now we’ve received 2,500 plus devoted hospitals for COVID-19 . During the pandemic, we didn’t manufacture private safety gear (PPE) kits..at this time the nation manufactures 5 lakh PPE per day. This is Atmanirbhar Bharat.”

Testing of samples, which was 1,500 per day in the course of the preliminary a part of the pandemic, has elevated to five lakh per day now. India has received the utmost restoration charge from the an infection which is greater than 97 p.c, he stated.

It exhibits how the nation has fought from the entrance. In line with the efforts taken by the Centre, Nadda stated Tamil Nadu’s well being infrastructure did the identical and likewise responded in combating the pandemic.

Referring to the Atmanirbhar Bharat initiative, he stated Rs 20 lakh crore must be spent and one has to make sure farmers benefit from it in agriculture improvement via farmers producers’ organisation.

Later, talking on the 51st anniversary of Tamil journal ‘Thughlaq,’ he stated BJP hopes to money in on the rising reputation and assist for Modi in poll-bound Tamil Nadu and guarantee it replicated its success within the elections held not too long ago in numerous components of the nation. There is super appreciation and assist for Modi in mainstream Tamil Nadu for his pro-people initiatives, he stated.

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