Amit Shah was addressing a rally in Karnataka's Davanagere on March 27. Photograph:( Twitter )
Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah on Tuesday addressed a press conference to present party’s report card and details of the NDA government’s achievements in the last four years.
BJP chief said that the NDA government had achieved its goal of electrification of villages in the country. Due to the efforts of the Modi government, every house in 16,850 villages now has an electricity and a gas cylinder connection. We have completed the task of providing an insurance policy to every member of the households in these villages."
He added that that the government had also undertaken the distribution of LED bulbs in these villages under the Ujala scheme.
Speaking on the rising petrol and diesel prices, Amit Shah said, “The government is taking the matter of oil prices seriously. Petroleum minister will have a meeting with the officials of the oil companies tomorrow. We are working out a formula to reduce the prices.”
Shah also termed the government’s scheme of ‘Gram Swaraj Yojana’ as a “unique” experiment which was undertaken from 14 April to May 15. “This was the first time after Independence that a government took the initiative to solve the problems of 16,850 villages,” Shah said.