By 2019, Modi govt to bring all villages under flagship welfare schemes, says Shah
New Delhi, May 23: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is all set to woo voters, especially the rural people, on development plank in the all-important 2019 General Elections.
BJP chief Amit Shah during a press meet in the national capital on Tuesday stated that 16,500 villages were covered by seven flagship welfare schemes, including providing LPG cylinders to poor, during a recent campaign and asserted that the Modi government would seek coverage of all villages in the country by the next Lok Sabha polls.
The Modi government would work to ensure that all the villages in the country are totally covered under the flagship schemes before it approaches people to seek fresh mandate in 2019, Shah said addressing a press conference.
Referring to the Gram Swaraj Abhiyan, which was held between April 14 to May 5, he said for the first time the poor in the villages saw the government reaching their doorstep.
Now we would ensure power connection, LPG connection and opening of new bank accounts and full coverage of all other welfare schemes in 45,000 villages of the 115 most-backward districts in the country by August 15, 2018, he told reporters.
The General Elections are scheduled by May next year. While the opposition parties are joining hands to fight the elections, the BJP is planning to seek mandate on the basis of development.