With chief minister Mehbooba Mufti naming a food entitlement scheme after her father and ex-Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed, BJP is all set to seek its pie by naming schemes after party ideologues and prominent figures from the past.
The party is set to demand naming of schemes after founder of Jan Sangh Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee and the pride of Dogra land Pandit Premnath Dogra. Party is going to force its cabinet ministers to propose naming schemes, hospitals, bridges, government buildings and other institutions after the names of leaders of BJP.
The party has said that it is an equal partner and hence demands parity. Confirming this to Newspoint bureau, State President of BJP Sat Sharma said that the party would leave no stone unturned in getting its share. “Yes, we will ask our ministers to take up the issue of naming of schemes after BJP leaders and stalwarts,” added Sharma.
He also said that BJP will definitely name new buildings, hospitals and government institutions after the name of prominent BJP leaders. He further added that BJP will not let anyone to hurt the sentiments of the Dogras “BJP is all set unveil several schemes on the names of Dogra stalwarts and BJP leaders,” said Sharma.
Regarding scheme named after ex-Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed, Sharma said that his part had been taken into confidence while taking this decision. He also said that BJP got maximum number of seats from Jammu region and PDP got maximum number of seats from the valley. He added that it is because of this reason that both the parties have different priorities.
He further added that there was thaw of two months after the death of ex-CM mufti Mohammed Sayeed since PDP took two months to take a decision. He further concluded that BJP is capable enough to think about the betterment of Jammu region and this alliance cannot overshadow responsibilities which BJP as party has to take.
Regarding the National Food Security Bill, he said that it was rolled out by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as National Food Security Act (NFSA) with an outlay at Rs 1,30,000 crores. He said that beneficiaries will get coarse grain at Rs 1 per kg, wheat at Rs 2 per kg and rice at Rs 3 per kg. He further said that this scheme was entitled in the name of Mufti Mohammed Sayeed because he was the Chief Minister of our state.