September 17, 2015 11:50:07 pm
Asking members of the BJP’s youth wing not to waste money on putting up their own posters and hoardings, chief minister Vasundhara Raje told them it is ultimately their work that people would remember, not their faces.
Raje spoke while inaugurating a programme organised by the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) to launch an initiative on the birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi here.
The CM said, “Whether you see your face in advertisements or posters, it is no big deal, people remember you for your work, not your face,” the CM told a house full audience of BJYM workers at Birla auditorium here, after inaugurating the youth wing’s panch-kranti campaign.
The campaign will last nearly four months and aims to carry forward the chief initiatives of the Modi government in the form of ‘Yoga Kranti’, ‘Clean India’, ‘Skill India’, ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ and ‘Make in India’.
“Why are you wasting money? All of Jaipur was defaced during the student union elections. I discussed it with the Jaipur commissioner too. Bas 15 din ki chandani hai. (It’s just 15 days of publicity),” she said.
The state government is now gearing up for the ‘Resurgent Rajasthan’ summit scheduled to be held in Jaipur on November19 and 20.
Through it the government hopes to attract investment from private sector and is planning a “sustained investment promotion campaign” which would include investor meets, events, and conferences culminating into the summit.
Enthusing the young workers of the party, Raje told them, “We have done a lot of work, not just in Rajasthan but in all of India, and I feel that if the BJP and the youth wing members come together, no one can take the power away from us – neither in the state, nor the country.”
“The previous regimes kept us from progressing for 60 years and we ended up in a pit. The world changes in 60 years. We had an opportunity but we didn’t realise it. And those who kept us away from this opportunity, we will not allow them back in the state, I want to tell you this,” she said.
Praising Modi, Raje said, “I have been a five time MP and in Delhi. It was…bas chalta tha.. it lacked passion, kranti and josh. Today Modiji has rejuvenated us. We have to work hard to get out of the pit we were left in (by the previous regime). If we work hard together, like people did at the time of India’s Independence, we can see our state’s name written in gold among the stars.”
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