BJP National president JP Nadda on Thursday, November 25, urged the people to shun Trinamool Congress (TMC) and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and walk on the path of development by stengthening BJP in Goa, ahead of Goa Assembly elections slated to be held early next year.
Addressing a BJP workers' convention at Valpoi Assembly constituency, "If we look at the parameters like number one (state) in crime against women, deteriorated law and order situation and overall crime rate, then all these things are present in West Bengal," Nadda said.
"If we speak about Delhi, then we realise that whichever systems that are needed to be put in place, the local government pushes it on the Centre," he said while referring to the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP.
"Except for the advertisements, they are not doing any other kind of politics," he said.
Nadda then appealed to people of Goa to walk on the path of development and shun these forces. "I appeal to you all to contribute in strengthening the BJP in the state," he said.
Nadda also praised the Pramod Sawant-led Goa government for its performance, saying that he has been walking on the footsteps of late CM Manohar Parrikar, "who had dedicated his life for the people of Goa".
Nadda recalled that Parrikar, although ailing and despite being on a life support system, had asked 'How's the josh' during the opening of Atal Sethu bridge (built across River Mandovi in Panaji).
"I can see that the BJP workers are still maintaining the same josh (enthusiasm) to go forward in the right direction," the BJP leader added.
He congratulated Goa for being the first state in the country to achieve the target of 100 per cent administration of the first dose of anti-coronavirus vaccines.