New Delhi: Union minister Smriti Irani on Sunday said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will come to power again in the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Addressing the Delhi BJP’s ‘Mahila Hunkar Rally’ in the national capital, Irani said, “We all resolve that under the leadership of Narendra Modi, we will make lotus bloom with the message of holistic development and women power and the BJP-led NDA government, which is dedicated towards development, is again formed (in 2019).”
She also asked party’s women workers to reach out to people at booth-level with the message of the Modi government’s holistic development and women power seeking their support in the general election.
The ‘Hunkar Rally’ was organised by the women cell of the Delhi BJP at Ramlila Ground on the sixth anniversary of the ‘Nirbhaya’ gang rape case. It was attended by several leaders, including state party chief Manoj Tiwari.
Speaking at the event, Tiwari hit out at the Arvind Kejriwal government for its alleged “failure” to provide protection to women.
“The AAP government has failed to fulfill its pre-poll promises. It has failed to deploy marshals in buses to ensure the safety of women passengers.
“The government has also failed to install CCTV cameras across the city,” Tiwari said.
Bharatiya Janata Party MP Meenakshi Lekhi listed the Modi government’s schemes for women, saying that the BJP dispensation has given respect to women by their inclusion in its various scheme.
The 23-year-old paramedical student was gang-raped on December 16, 2012, in a moving bus in Delhi, and later died in a hospital. The incident triggered outrage and protests across the country, and she subsequently came to be known as ‘Nirbhaya’, the fearless.
The saffron party suffered a major electoral setback in the recently held assembly elections. The party lost power to the Congress in all three major states — Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Rajasthan — it ruled, and its ambition of emerging as a strong power in Telangana all but evaporated as its tally fell to one seat from the earlier five.