By rising above caste politics, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday said that the State Government is working for the welfare of the poor, youth, women and farmers. Only with their welfare, India will become a developed nation, he said while addressing the people in Panchkula.
Khattar said that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is not only the country's but also the world's largest democratic party. “There are many political parties in the country but if there is any party that runs democratically, then it is BJP…We have unwavering faith in democratic values and the state government is working in the interest of every citizen,” he said.
Earlier, the Chief Minister paid obeisance at Kalyani Mata Temple in Sector-15, Panchkula. Haryana Vidhan Sabha Speaker Gian Chand Gupta was also present on the occasion.
Khattar further said that the present State Government believed in doing experiments in public interest and thus has made several new experiments for the welfare of the people and to make their lives easier. “While initiating changes in any system, few challenges have to be faced,” he said while referring to the Parivar Pehchan Patra (PPP) program.
The Chief Minister said that in the beginning, the programme had to face opposition but today it is being praised everywhere. Haryana is probably the first state in the country to start this unique program, he said, adding that impressed by the Parivar Pehchan Patra program, the other states are also emulating the same.
Taking a dig at the opposition for calling the present State Government as ‘a government of portal’, Khattar said that he is confident that the people of the state, who are getting the benefit of various welfare schemes and programmes sitting at home through the portal, will end the political future of such parties.
Earlier, in reply to a question asked by media persons regarding the decision to confer Bharat Ratna award to former Deputy Prime Minister Lal Krishna Advani, Khattar said that he is a senior BJP leader, who had contributed significantly in building the party. “It is a matter of happiness that five Bharat Ratna have been awarded in the last two months alone,” he said while expressing his gratitude to the President Draupadi Murmu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.