Double Engine BJP Government Will Ensure Development And Political Stability In Uttarakhand » Bhajpa Ki Baat
The dates for the upcoming Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly elections are already announced by the Election Commission of India. As per Election Commission’s announcement, the voting for the 70 constituencies in Uttarakhand Assembly will be held in single phase on 14 February 2022 and results will announce on 10 March 2022. Uttarakahand holds great significance for BJP as the party played a very crucial role in formation of the state.
Uttarakhand was created as a separate state after being carved out of Uttar Pradesh in 2000, the demand for its statehood is said to have first raised as early as in 1938. However, the movement could gain momentum much later when the Uttarakhand Kranti Dal (UKD) was founded in Mussoorie with the objective of ensuring the formation of a separate hill state. And BJP too formed Uttaranchal Sanyukt Sangharsh Samiti in 1989 for demanding a separate statehood for the hill region. Former Prime Minister and Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led government sent the “Uttaranchal Bill” to the UP government following which the legislation was passed with 26 amendments by the UP Assembly. After this bill was passed by Parliament and approved by the President of India, the new state came into existence on November 9, 2000 as the 27th state of India. And BJP leader Shri Nityanand Swami was appointed as first Chief Minister of the state.
In previous assembly elections in 2017 BJP had won Uttarakhand assembly elections with a massive win, securing over 46 percent vote share. The party put up a strong performance in the state polls and won 57 seats in the 70-member Assembly while Congress secured only 11 seats and other parties got only two seats. The then Congress Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Shri Harish Rawat had lost from both Hardwar Rural and Kichha assembly seats from where he contested in the BJP massive wave. As per the Election Commission data, BJP had a vote share of 46.5 per cent and Congress had 33.5 vote share in 2017 Assembly elections.
The previous congress led government were involved in infightings and corruption during their tenure, the development of the state was ignored and it was not able to give even a stable government. Despite being a border state many defence-related needs were ignored . Along with connectivity, every aspect of national security was ignored by congress government in the state. In 2012 assembly election congress managed to form government in state and Shri Vijay Bahuguna became the CM in March 2012, but could not last long in his post. He had to resign in January 2014 amid alleged poor handling of the devastating 2013 Kedarnath floods and the aftermath of the disaster. Then Shri Harish Rawat took oath as the CM on February 1, 2014, but was hampered by the continued party infighting. In March 2016, 9 Congress MLAs, including Vijay Bahuguna, rebelled against Rawat’s leadership. Subsequently, the state was put under the President’s rule. While Shri Rawat managed to return to power after winning the floor test later that summer, the damage was done. In the 2017 Assembly elections, the Congress suffered a debacle, winning only 11 seats. And BJP stormed to power, bagging 57 seats.
In the last 5 years the BJP led double engine government successfully implemented various central and state schemes under the great vision of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and how youthful leadership of Chief Minister Shri Pushkar Singh Dhami. During the tenure of the BJP Government in the state, 2, 671 km construction of new roads project were completed, 2, 975 km re-construction of roads and construction of 243 bridges have also been completed. The construction of 618 km new roads, 871 km reconstruction and 68 bridges have been completed in rural areas.
The state got it’s first-ever helicopter services from Dehradun’s Sahastradhara to Gauchar, and Chinyalisaur under the Regional Connectivity Scheme – Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik (RCS-UDAN) of the Government of India.
Apart from this the Delhi-Dehradun Economic Corridor will be built at a cost of around Rs 8300 crore. It will significantly reduce the travel time from Delhi to Dehradun from six hours to around 2.5 hours. The Corridor will also have arrangements for rainwater harvesting at intervals of 500 m and over 400 water recharge points. The Greenfield alignment project from Delhi-Dehradun Economic Corridor, connecting Halgoa, Saharanpur to Bhadrabad, Haridwar will be
The electorate of the state is wholeheartedly supporting the BJP double engine government this time to expedite the ongoing development works and for the welfare of the poor in the state…
constructed at a cost of over Rs 2000 crore. The Haridwar Ring Road Project from Manoharpur to Kangri, to be built at a cost of over Rs 1600 crore, will give relief to residents from traffic congestion in Haridwar city. The Dehradun – Paonta Sahib (Himachal Pradesh) road project, to be constructed at a cost of around Rs 1700 crore. The Najibabad-Kotdwar road widening project will reduce travel time and also improve connectivity to Lansdowne.
The dream project of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ‘All – Weather Char Dham Road’ is about to complete which shall connect Gangotri, Yamunotri, Badrinath, and Kedarnath, the four holy destinations with an estimated cost of Rs.12,000 crores. Also state government is constructing a 340 m long tunnel near Dat Kaali temple, Dehradun which will help reduce the impact on wildlife.
The state has administered 1st dose of the vaccine to 100% population in October 2021 and 2nd dose to the over 67.96 lakh population. And a total of 6.62 Lakh children were provided food security allowance during the Covid-19 epidemic in the schools of the State.
Improving the health in infrastructure the state now has 780 ICUs Beds, 690 ventilators, 3,343 oxygen support beds, and 31,315 Isolation beds. The State budget of FY 2021-22 has allocated Rs.3319 Crore 63 Lakh for health and family welfare. Also, Rs. 6250 for the construction of new hospitals. Apart from this Jan Aushadhi Kendras have been opened on the 187 Locations or blocks of the state to make available quality generic medicine at affordable prices.
Under the SAUBHAGYA Yojna of GoI, the Uttarakhand is 100% fully electrified. A project of 276 MW has been established in the State through solar energy policy. The 120 MW Vyasi Hydroelectric Project, built over River Yamuna at a cost of over Rs 1700 crore also inaugurated, along with a Himalayan Culture Center at Dehradun.
And Under “Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana” a total of 3,57,696 gas connections have been released in the state of Uttarakhand. Under Pradhan Mantri Krishi Samman Nidhi, Yojana, around 9.03 lakh farmers of the state are getting Rs. 6000 per year and till now Rs. 1212.09 Crore has been transferred directly to the farmer’s account.
The BJP Government in the State worked towards providing market facilities to the farmers which results in activating 26 Principal Markets, 34 Sub-Yard, and 29 weekly markets are operative. The central government has also launched the ‘Jaivik Kheti’ portal in 2018 for the promotion and sale of organic produce and as of Dec 2021, a total of 190,428 farmers from Uttarakhand have been registered at the portal.
Recently, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of 23 projects worth over Rs 17500 crore in Uttarakhand. He laid the foundation stone of the Lakhwar Multipurpose Project which was first conceived in 1976 and was pending for many years. He inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of Rs 8700 crore road sector projects. These road projects would realise PM’s vision to improve connectivity in remote, rural and border areas. All these initiatives shows the resolve of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi for the hilly state.
It seems, the electorate of the state is wholeheartedly supporting the BJP double engine government this time to expedite the ongoing development works and for the welfare of the poor in the state. The common people also know that BJP is the only party which is committed to make Uttarakhand one of the fastest emerging states in the country. Therefore, it is expected that BJP is heading for a thumping victory in the upcoming assembly elections and form a stable government which focuses on the all-round development of the state.
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