'BJP govt high on promise, low on delivery'
Nizamabad Lok Sabha member K Kavitha skewers the Bharatiya Janata Party-led Central government for supporting only people and States where it is in power or political alliance
Hyderabad: The BJP-led government only supported "people" and States where the Amit Shah-led party was in alliance, and the NDA rule was "too much of publicity and very less on delivery", a key TRS leader alleged Friday.
Nizamabad Lok Sabha member K Kavitha, also daughter of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) President and Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao, also sought to ridicule the BJP's new slogan "Modi Hai to Mumkin Hai" (Modi makes it possible).
"It is possible if (Narendra) Modiji is there but then what is possible is the question," she said, alleging that the BJP had not delivered on its earlier promise of "Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas." "Because Telangana has not seen any support from BJP (led NDA government)." Kavitha told PTI.
"We have seen them supporting only people and States where they were in political alliance. Being Prime Minister if one is not neutral to each and every State, then people will also be not neutral in the upcoming elections," she said.
"And today people are becoming more and more local. Local parties having a global vision are what people are looking for. And that can be provided by only regional parties, not national parties," according to her.
She does not believe Narendra Modi being in a national party can empathise with each and every issue of various states and their requirements. "Because we have seen him (Modi) for five years. He did not make an attempt to get to know all the States in a neutral manner," Kavitha alleged.
On her assessment of the performance of BJP-led government during its five-year tenure, she said everybody now feels it's too much of publicity and very less on delivery if one looked at any scheme initiated by it.
She said Telangana State already has schemes like "Ayushman Bharat" and "Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi" under the names "Aarogyasri" and "Rythu Bandu" which reaches more people and are better designed than the central programmes.
"When states are doing a much better job, the Central government trying to emulate states does not make any sense to me," Kavitha said. "Instead, they (the Centre) should be focusing on larger issues like solving Kashmir problem, making sure the monetary situation in the country is good, GDP grows well; they should be looking at larger issues, instead of giving away populist schemes, just before elections," she added.