Nagpur: Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) national general secretary Murlidhar Rao admitted before a press conference at Tilak Patrakar Bhavan, here in the city on Tuesday, July 7, that there are differences of opinion between the government and the party organization over certain issues including the much-talked-about Land Acquisition Bill.
He was replying to the query raised by scribes in this regard. Clarifying his reply he said that the differences between any major political party members and their government on certain matters were quite natural, but it would be quite unreasonable to hold impression about tug-of-war or any kind of animosity between the government and the party members.
Rao told the journalists, the landslide victory of BJP in 2014 general elections is a historic moment, and it is a decisive mandate of people of this great republic; it is a strong wave of Indianism excelling the casteism and false political assurances outright rejected by the voters; and as on this date the party has attained the membership of solidarity of about 11 crore citizens; and to get this strength ascertained a nation-wide verification and contact drive was launched which was just got completed successfully.
When asked by the media whether the said wave has receded, the BJP general secretary replied, intermittent defeat of party in local elections does not mean recession in waves, for the party is fully confident of winning the next general elections.
Replying to a query about vyapam-scam in Madhya Pradesh and rising incidents of death in suspicious circumstances (46 so far), Rao said, “What you feel about it is felt by me also as to how these many deaths are occurring. I feel that in addition to investigating agency in the said scam, the judiciary is also there to supervise the ongoing enquiries, so it would not be proper to make any comments on it.
The media persons also asked him about Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Mahaprashikshan Abhiyan launched by the party (BJP), to which Rao replied that the said venture would cater to needs of national interest in respect of citizens from all castes and categories, imparting training to members through about 11,000 centres at block-levels, guiding them on political skills, management, knowing about various leaders of party and their historical contribution, and how to maintain public relations, etc.
Present during the press conference were former Pro-VC RTM Nagpur University, Yoganand Kale, BJP state spokesperson Girish Vyas, Prof Srikant Deshpande, Dr Kirti Ajmera, former NMC Mayor Archana Dehankar, Dharmapal Meshram and Prabhakar Yeole.