Opposition attacking parliamentary democracy should apologize to the people: Bhupender Yadav – ThePrint
New Delhi: The opposition attacks parliamentary democracy by engaging in negative policies, said Bhupender Yadav, Union cabinet minister for environment, forests and climate change, and labor and employment.
In an exclusive interview with ThePrint during his visit to Rajasthan as part of the Jan Ashirwad Yatra, Yadav also criticized the opposition for engaging in “dirty politics” on vaccination against Covid.
“It is not the role of the opposition to smash tables and chairs inside Parliament. They took the entire House hostage and did not even allow the Prime Minister to introduce the newly inducted ministers. At first they practiced a dirty policy on vaccination against Covid and now they have blocked all legislative functions in Parliament. “
He also said that the opposition should apologize to the people of the country for not allowing Prime Minister Narendra Modi to present the new Council of Ministers during the Parliament session.
“Only those who have complete faith in parliamentary decorum can compete with Modi. During the monsoon session, the attitude displayed by the opposition was extremely irresponsible. They did not allow Parliament to function at all. Engaging only in negative politics is not the main role of the opposition, ”added the Union Minister.
“Oppn should apologize”
Responding to the question on the opposition’s request for a discussion on the Pegasus issue and the withdrawal of the contentious farm laws, Yadav said: “On the Pegasus issue, the Indian government itself came forward and provided all responses through Union IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw. . The opposition had the right to ask all kinds of questions. So why didn’t they ask questions? In Rajya Sabha, as a discussion on agricultural laws was due to take place, raucous scenes were observed inside Parliament. Why did they throw papers at the president while climbing on the tables, chairs and also on the president’s table? They had absolutely no right to display such violent behavior. The opposition should first answer all of these questions.
When reminded that between 2009 and 2014, former ministers Arun Jaitley and Sushma Swaraj also hampered Parliament on several occasions, as leaders of the opposition, and that the opposition is very much in its right to raise questions in the House, said Yadav, “Of course they are free to cause such disturbance, but where does violence fit into all of this? What parliamentary democracy in the world allows violent acts like climbing tables, throwing books and papers, etc. ? How is that fair? The opposition should apologize unconditionally for all of this.
Yadav added that the ultimate goal of BJP is to build a nation and empower India.
“Our party operates with a core idea and the ultimate goal of that core idea is nation building. The concept of a self-sufficient India, which is being promoted by our Prime Minister across the country, and the progress India has made in various fields are only made possible through constant public contact, dialogue and service. If a democratic party addresses the people through public service and constant dialogue with the people, it really strengthens democracy.
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Jan Ashirwad Yatra
Yadav also said the BJP decided to interact directly with the general public through “Jan Ashirwad Yatras” following the removal of the monsoon session.
Thirty-nine ministers, who were inducted into the Union’s Council of Ministers in July, will be part of these yatras in 22 states, which began on August 16.
The main motive of these yatras is to refute the allegations made by the opposition and to communicate directly with the population, the BJP said.
Yadav, a dynamic CBO leader and an important face of the Modi government, who embarked on the Yatra from Gurgaon in Haryana on August 16 and then reached Bhiwadi in Rajasthan on August 19, interacted with a large number of people in both states through more than 100 small and large rallies. He was entrusted with the responsibility of getting the party’s message across to those two states.
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Caste-based census and reservation
Asked about the Modi government’s position on the increasing demands for a caste-based census and on revising the 50% reservation limit, Yadav said: “Those who have not been able to provide a reservation for 50 long years have not been able to provide a reservation. do not have the right to ask us such questions. Our government believes in the inclusive development of all sections of society in order to support inclusive growth. All the benefits of social assistance schemes are provided to every section of society through a survey by the ONSS. Our government remains fully committed to creating a fully inclusive society. “
Yadav said the Modi government granted constitutional status to the National Commission for Backward Classes, made a provision to increase the OBC creamy layer income cap, provided a 27% reservation for OBCs in faculties of Medicine and Central Schools, and passed the OBC Amendment Bill.
The Union Minister further stated that the government was working for the inclusive development of all backward strata of society at the economic level through programs such as Mudra Yojana, Jan Dhan, Public Toilets, Pradhan Mantri Rozgar Yojana, between others.
“Our only resolution is Sabka saath, sabka vikas. The development of all layers of society remains the one and only objective of this government. Our Prime Minister has always insisted on two aspects of social assistance systems. One is targeted delivery and the other is last mile delivery. This means that the benefits of all programs must be delivered within a stipulated time frame and must reach the last step in the distribution chain. This has always been the main objective of our government, thanks to which we have been able to gain so much confidence from the general public. “
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Database for migrant workers
Speaking of measures taken by the government in the wake of the migrant crisis that followed the imposition of a nationwide lockdown last year, Yadav, who also holds the labor and employment portfolio, said he was investigating migrant workers.
“For the first time in India, we are conducting a survey of migrant workers through the Labor Office. The ONSS survey that has taken place in the past is conducted solely on the basis of the workforce. This time, we are conducting an institutional investigation to identify these workers. The government has approved the collection of data on the number of jobs in which organization and on the number of additional jobs / workers needed. This is done so that the status of skilled and unskilled jobs can be known. “
He also said the government will launch a website for workers in the unorganized sector, through which they can register. Once they register their name, the government will provide them with social insurance. “It is for the first time that the government will take such a big step for the unorganized sector. Apart from this, with the introduction of the new labor code, the scope of the social security code will also expand. “
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“The BJP will form the next government in Rajasthan”
Yadav also said the BJP will form Rajasthan’s next government with a three-quarters majority. The Saffron party lost to Congress in the 2018 legislative elections.
“You have to mark my words. Whenever the next parliamentary elections are held in Rajasthan, the BJP will form the government with a three-quarters majority. The Rajasthan team works in a united way. Satish Poonia (Minister of State BJP), all Union ministers like Gajendra Shekhawat Arjun Meghwal, Kailash Chaudhary, office managers at central level, etc. all work in tandem with one idea. Good governance will only return to Rajasthan when the BJP government is formed here again. “
Answer the question about Haryana being that of Yadav janambhhomi (the place of birth) and Rajasthan being his karmabhoomi (the land of work) and that the leaders of the two states demanded more representation for the leaders of the CBO, Yadav said: “CM Khattar did not say that I had to deal with Haryana, he only said that young people should come forward in the party. It has always been a tradition of the BJP to promote a new line of leadership every 15 to 20 years. This has been possible at BJP because we are not a party that depends only on one family. “
“As a common party worker, I have always worked in whatever roles and places the party has deemed appropriate for me, whether in Maharashtra, Bihar, Jharkhand, Karnataka or the UP.”
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