BJP President JP Nadda said on Sunday if “antibodies keep an eye on bad cells”, it is the government’s responsibility to remain vigilant against anti-national forces as he championed an anti-radicalization cell his party had announced in the Gujarat assembly polls. manifest.
On releasing the BJP manifesto for the polls, Nadda had announced on Saturday that he would set up the cell to identify and eliminate potential threats and sleeper cells of terrorist organizations and anti-India forces.
In an interview with PTI, he said that it is the responsibility of the state to keep an eye on the forces working against the country and society.
“Just like antibodies in the human body, keep an eye out for bad cells. It is the responsibility of the state to monitor the anti-national cells in the country. Then there are some cells that work underground, so this anti-radicalization cell should keep an eye on such cells,” said the BJP chief, who has been in power in Gujarat for almost 25 years.
On the Unified Civil Code (UCC), which the BJP has promised in several parliamentary polls, including for the recently held elections in Himachal Pradesh and now Gujarat, Nadda said it is a “national issue” for the party and that she is committed to it.
“The resources and responsibilities of the country are equal for everyone. That is why the DWU is a welcome step. We want to implement the UCC in as many states as possible,” he said.
Asked about the BJP not fielding a Muslim candidate in Gujarat, Nadda said his party believes in ‘Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas’ (with everything and development for all).
“The late Dr. (APJ) Abdul Kalam became the president (of India) with the support of the BJP, after which the (Narendra) Modi government at the center also appointed Muslim governors. So we follow the principle of ‘Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas’, and tickets for elections are given purely on the basis of winability,” he said.
On the BJP announcing several “freebies” in its manifesto for Gujarat’s polls as its rivals did, Nadda said one should “make a distinction between empowerment and enticement”.
“Both Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Congress know they will not come to power in Gujarat. Therefore, they can announce freebies without considering the funds and budget required for it,” said the BJP chief.
“While our programs are welfare measures to empower the poor and needy. It’s not like freebies, which are free for everyone, they’re specifically for a segment of the population,” he said.
He said the BJP’s welfare programs are for the “empowerment” of the poor and needy. This has led to them contributing to the economy, Nadda claimed.
Nadda, who has held election rallies and roadshows across Gujarat, is confident in a massive victory for the BJP in the state assembly polls. “Prime Minister Narendra Modi lives in the hearts of the people of Gujarat and they will put their trust in the BJP again and the party will win another term,” he claimed.
The BJP wants to win Gujarat for the seventh time.
In addition to the Congress, the party has a new challenger in the form of the Aam Aadmi Party. The state will see two-stage elections on December 1 and 5, while votes will be counted on December 8.
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