Accusing the BJP governments of “ignoring” the interests of poors and farmers, PCC President Sachin Pilot today said that the meeting of the party’s chief ministers, deputy chief ministers and its president was just for political gains having “no concern with welfare of poors”.
Pilot, also attacked the Vasundhara Raje government for allegedly stopping the pension of nearly ten lakh poors and said that corruption is rampant in the BJP-ruled Rajasthan.
“The meeting has no connection with the welfare of poors and farmers, this is just for political gain. The government is just trying to give a message in states ahead of assembly elections but the truth is that the government is least concerned for the welfare of poors and farmers,” he said.
BJP government at the Centre has “cut” budget of social welfare, hitting various schemes of pension and scholarships, he was quoted as saying in a statement.
During his inaugural address at the one-day meeting yesterday, BJP President Amit Shah had exhorted the party’s chief ministers to make their states an effective instrument for execution of the Centre’s “pro-poor” and “good governance” agenda.