AP, TS prestigious issue in 2019 polls: Ravishankar

Union Law Minister Ravishankar Prasad has said the Andhra Pradesh State was not giving clarity on allotting land for establishment of High Court. He said the BJP will consider Andhra Pradesh and Telangana States as a prestigious issue in 2019 elections.

Speaking to the media here on Thursday, Ravishankar Prasad said the NDA government was taking decisions daringly with transparency and commitment in every work. He said 120 companies were manufacturing mobiles in the country. He also said some three lakh hollow companies were closed down and the companies which were paying tax were increased in the country. He said the nation’s economic condition was growing speedily in a stable manner. The NDA government increased privacy and security in using Aadhaar card, but the previous Congress government transformed Aadhaar into Niraadhaar, he alleged.

Ravishankar Prasad said the country was growing into an international force across the world and leaders of other countries were showing enthusiasm in meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He said the NDA government gave Jan Dan accounts to 31 crore poor people. The NDA government provided power supply to all the villages across the nation and constructed 7.25 crore lavatories and set up two lakh kilometer optical fibre. The Centre has done Aadhaar linking to 80 crore bank accounts.

Ravishankar Prasad has showered praises on Hyderabad city saying that it was transformed into an IT City to nation. “We spread IT to small towns across the nation. We gave 3.5 crore gas connections to middle class people. We introduced Yoga to the world. Triple Talaq issue does not belong to a particular religion. We introduced a Bill in Parliament thinking that the issue belongs to women and all parties extended their support to it. We introduced amendment to the SC & ST Act to strengthen it further. We improved quality in education and health sectors. The nation was marching on development path. The Centre has nothing to do with the ITIR as we took a policy decision in this regard. There are several issues with regard to land. There was no objection in AICC Chief Rahul Gandhi saying he would become Prime Minister”, he added. (NSS)