New Delhi, August 15: The 75th independence anniversary was celebrated with pomp across the country on Monday. While several chief ministers announced welfare schemes on the occasion, some took the occasion to hit back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s comments on ‘Rewari culture’.
Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao termed it an “insult” to the people to call the welfare schemes as gifts. At the same time, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said that it is the government’s responsibility to implement the welfare schemes.
Joining the ongoing debate on the issue of ‘freebies’, Rao said, “Welfare of people is the primary responsibility of governments. It is time to hold the Center accountable as it is insulting people by calling welfare schemes without fulfilling their responsibilities.
Rao attacked the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government, alleging that it was undermining federal values, weakening states economically and centralizing powers.
Gehlot said that it is the duty of the government to implement the public welfare program that is being run for the poor, the elderly, widows and the disabled and I do not consider it as a ‘Rewari culture’.
Gehlot said, “Social security is my main focus… Today in the developed countries of the world, the poor, the elderly get money weekly, everyone has the right to survive and it is the duty of the government to implement welfare schemes.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said free education and health services are not gifts and access to both can end poverty in the country within a generation.
He also stressed that school education and health throughout the country can be renewed in five years, as has happened in the national capital.
In recent times, the political rhetoric over the gifts has soared with the BJP accusing Kejriwal of using it to lure people to power.
Last month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, after inaugurating the Bundelkhand Expressway in Uttar Pradesh, warned people against the “Rewari culture” of giving free gifts to garner votes, saying it would help the country’s development. For “very dangerous”.
Jammu and Kashmir Lt. Governor Manoj Sinha on Monday said the Union Territory has left behind strikes and stones and entered a new era of development and peace.
Speaking at the 76th Independence Day celebrations at the Sher-e-Kashmir Cricket Stadium here, Sinha said, “We have launched the final and decisive strike against terrorism. 1.30 million people of Jammu and Kashmiris should raise their voices in support of these efforts.
He said that the strike is no longer called in Kashmir and the “stone” era has passed into the pages of history. “Markets don’t close anymore or schools don’t stay closed for long,” he said.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said she wants to build a nation where no one goes hungry, no woman feels unsafe and no oppressive force works to divide people.
In a series of tweets on the occasion of Independence Day, Mamata said Indians should uphold the dignity of the country’s democratic values.
Asking the people about their dreams for the country, Mamta said, “My promise to the people of this great country is that I will fight every day for the India of my dreams.”
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said, “Today when we are all associated with the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ programme, we should feel proud of our country, our country’s parliamentary democracy.”
At the ceremony organized after the flag hoisting, Yogi said, “With the single voice of 135 million people of the country and the vision of ‘Ek Bharat-Best India’, the whole of India will celebrate the tricolor which symbolizes its pride and glory in every home, office and business.It has been seen fluttering in establishments.
He said that this program connects us with the glorious heritage of the past, which every Indian should be proud of.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said the state is on the path of progress despite many challenges.
The Chief Minister said, “Development with justice, that is the most important thing. We have been doing it since we got the opportunity to work and we will continue to do it. We will create great job opportunities for the youth.”
Referring to Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader and Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav, who was present at the event, he said, “Job wali jo baat hai… We are together now. We believe that it should create at least one million jobs It will make arrangements for jobs and employment both inside and outside the government.
Nitish said, “At all levels, so much work should be done that one million jobs should be created. We believe that 20 thousand jobs should be created in the future. We will do our best for that”. Tejashwi is known to have promised one million jobs to the youth during the 2020 Bihar assembly elections.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde said his government’s priority is to work for the common man and is committed to providing reservations to the Other Backward Class communities, Maratha and Dhangar.
After unfurling the national flag for the first time at the state secretariat as chief minister, Shinde said heavy rains have led to floods in many parts of the state.
He said: “We started working from day one and our priority is to work for the common man, the farmers, the working class. The government is committed to providing the benefits of reservation to the OBC, Maratha and Dhangar (pastoralist) communities.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin said the nation today needs more to follow Mahatma Gandhi’s ideals of secularism and fraternity and DMK’s (Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam) ‘Dravida model’ of government has adopted all these principles so high for the well-being of all sectors of the people. adopted
Stalin, in his Independence Day speech after unfurling the tricolor at Fort St George, said that Mahatma Gandhi was the epitome of all great humanitarian principles like secularism, equality, fraternity, simplicity, l ‘honesty and discipline, and who is one of the great national figures. to be remembered. People have to give themselves from time to time.
Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann asked the people of Punjab to fight against social ills like unemployment, corruption and communalism to realize the dreams of freedom fighters and bring the state back to be “Rangala” (vibrant).
Mann said these evils are an obstacle to the progress of the state and the prosperity of its people.
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said every Haryanvi should pledge to fulfill the ‘Panch-Pran’ that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appealed to countrymen on the occasion of Independence Day.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced the construction of a memorial in the state to “permanently” save the memory of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) founder KB Hedgewar and the heroes of the struggle for the freedom of the country.
Shivraj announced that he would give one lakh government jobs to the youth in a year and housing for those not covered by the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana.
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said that the success being achieved in preventing Naxalism is actually a victory of democratic beliefs. On the occasion of Independence Day, he hoisted the flag at the main function organized at the Police Parade Ground in the capital Raipur.
He said, “The success we are achieving in containing the legacy problem of Naxalism is truly a victory of democratic faith. ‘Confidence, development and security’ have a big role to play in this victory.”
Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel announced a three percent increase in the government employees’ charitable allowance (DA) and expansion of welfare schemes under the National Food Security Act (NFSA).
In Bengaluru, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said his government has decided to implement a new scheme for sanitation, nutrition, brave farmers, workers and soldiers of the state on the 75th anniversary of independence.
He said the Karnataka government wants to enable the state to contribute at least $1 billion to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s campaign to make India a $5 billion economy.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik appealed to the people to devote their time to nation building so that significant change can be achieved in the country in the next 25 years when the country celebrates its 100th anniversary of independence.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in Thiruvananthapuram said that federalism, being the basis of the Indian Constitution and the core of the country’s existence, must be taken care of, especially in financial matters, while move forward
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma announced that his government will withdraw one lakh minor cases, including those related to social media posts, to ease the burden on the judiciary at the lower level.
Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio said the state needs to attract investments in all sectors to develop rapidly and generate employment opportunities for the youth. Tripura Chief Minister Manik Saha said the state will soon expand its police force. He will recruit special officers to reinforce them.
Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga said his government was taking concrete steps to strengthen internal security in the state.
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu said his government will implement strict reforms and will not hesitate to work on any issue for a better Arunachal Pradesh.
“Assam and Arunachal Pradesh are working to address the issues with a clear intention and an open mind. We hope the issues will be resolved tomorrow if not today. The recent Namsai manifesto is a decisive step in this direction.
Sikkim Chief Minister PS Tamang hoisted the tricolor at the Bhaichung Stadium in Namchi and announced plans for the welfare of women in the state.
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Independence Day Chief Ministers of many states announced welfare schemes