Reacting sharply to Congress General Secretary Priyanka Vadra’s statement, State BJP spokesperson, Pratul Shahdeo ,today said that Priyanka Vadra is absolutely right that only rich persons keep watchmen. He said that Priyanka is saying these things after recollecting the history of Congress party. “During their time, only big corporate houses and industrialists used to get security. There was no action against any major business.
Between 2004 and 2014, nationalised banks and private banks were pressurised to provide loans to several industrial houses, who misused the loan money. At that time the Congress played the role of Chowkidars of these houses,” he said.
“Rajiv Gandhi had himself said that only 15 paise out of 100 paise from the Government's welfare schemes reach the poor. Rest of the money goes to corrupt people. After becoming PM Narendra Modi had made the first announcement in the Parliament that it is the government of the poor.
The PM played the role of the watchman of the poor. Now the 100 per cent amount received through welfare schemes is deposited directly in the beneficiary's account. The Central Government started many public welfare schemes focussing on the poor. During its reign Congress looted the money of the poor despite being the watchman. Congress has never played role of the watchman for the poor,” said the BJP Spokesperson.