Amit Shah slams Congress for 'poor governance' in Puducherry
"The AINRC government has failed to implement several welfare measures that the NDA government headed by Narendra Modi evolved and implemented in several states to help the youth, farmers, poor women and other sections of society," he said at an election rally here.
BJP is fighting the May 16 Assembly polls in the union territory on its own.
Shah alleged that neither DMK, AIADMK, Congress nor AINRC governments had addressed the concerns of people, though the union territory offered good scope for development.
He listed various welfare measures the NDA government had brought about in the last two years and said the AINRC government had not emulated the MUDRA scheme for youth.
"This scheme has been of help for enterprising youth and more than l.5 crore persons had benefitted in different parts of the country. It is really sad that the AINRC government had not enforced the scheme here," he said.
Shah said successive governments in Puducherry had not met the housing requirements of the poor.
"The Prime Minister's Awas Yojana now implemented holds the key to tackle problem of housing of the poor and this will be taken up if BJP is voted to power in Puducherry", he added.
Voicing concern over continued closure of industrial units due to "poor governance" by AINRC,he said the previous UPA regime at the Centre that was in power for 10 years had also not tackled the sufferings of Tamil fishermen in Sri Lanka.
Alleging more than 550 Tamil fishermen had been killed by Sri Lankan navy during the 10 year UPA rule, he said they had done nothing to relieve fishermen in the island republic of their sufferings.
He also charged Tamil Nadu and Puducherry governments with failing to take steps to protect the fishermen.
"Not even a single fisherman has been killed since the present NDA government was installed in office two years ago in Delhi," he said, adding that the welfare of fishermen had been taken care of by the present Central government.
Shah said the scheme to provide free LPG cylinder connection would be implemented in Puducherry.
He urged people to vote BJP to power so that benefits of several Central government welfare measures would be available to them.