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PM Modi: BJP became viable alternative party, thanks to Deendayal Upadhyay

Because of the philosophy of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay BJP became viable alternative party

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New Delhi, October 10, 2016: On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said it was because of the philosophy of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay the BJP’s predecessor party, the Jana Sangh, from being a mere opposition party in the country became a serious alternative for it, against the Congress.

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“In a short span of time, one party completed the journey from ‘Vipaksh’ to ‘Vikalp’ and this was due to foundations laid by Deendayal,” said the Prime Minister at the launch of a series of publications dedicated to Upadhyay.

PM said , Deendayal’s biggest contribution was, “Organisation-based political parties”.

“D Ram Manohar Lohia spoke about the efforts of Deendayal that resulted in the people getting an alternative to the Congress in 1967,” Modi added.

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Modi released a 15-volume compendium talking in detail about the key events in the life of Deendayal Upadhyay and the journey of the Jana Sangh, including events like the 1965 Indo-Pakistan war, the Tashkent Agreement, and also the Goa’s Liberation.

Deendayal Upadhyay. Wikimedia
Deendayal Upadhyay. Wikimedia

The compendium talks about related the events leading up to the murder of Upadhyay, in 1967. which was soon after he became Jana Sangh chief.

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The books have been published by Research and Development Foundation for Integral Humanism, and also by the Prabhat Publications.

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PM Narendra Modi: Government bringing Stringent Consumer Protection Law

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a speech. IANS

New Delhi, October 26: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said the government was in the process of enacting stringent legislation aimed at protecting consumers along with setting up a Consumer Protection Authority (CPA).

“Consumers’ protection is this government’s priority. We are in the process to bring a new law on consumer protection keeping in mind the need of the country and business practices here,” Modi said at an International Conference on Consumer Protection for East, South and South-East Asian Countries.

“We are in the process of forming a Consumer Protection Authority, which will have executive powers, for immediate redressal.”

The rules were being streamlined to solve consumer problems in less time and at less cost, he added.

“The stress is being given on consumer empowerment. Strict provisions are being contemplated against misleading advertisements,” Modi said.

He said India was among the few countries which had enacted a law a year after the UN adopted guidelines on consumer protection in 1986.

The Prime Minister also said the prices of commodities were set to go down and consumer protection for their interest effects due to the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST).

Due to the GST, the competition among companies was going to increase. So prices will go down. It will help consumers from lower middle class and poor sections,” Modi said.

“Earlier, transportation by trucks would take five days but it has come down to just three three days now as checkposts on borders have vanished after the GST. It means transportation cost has gone down. This is going to be transferred to consumers,”

Taking a dig at those opposed to the GST, he said: “Some people may be taking advantage of the lack of awareness. However, the benefits will be transferred (to consumers) in days to come.”

Talking about the conference, Modi said: “It shows how seriously we take the needs of our citizens and how we strive hard to solve their problems”.

“It is the first conference in the region, where everyone is trying in their own ways to save the interest of consumers. However, we have to keep in mind that the world is going towards a single market,” Modi said.(IANS)

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