Post 2014, those who thought polarisation and hard-line saffron politics would prevail, move on to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's panchtatva - dabe, pichre, shoshit, vanchit and mahila, which would "drive his government" to reach out to the unreachable up to 2019 general elections.
The government would make women, youth, tribal, marginalized and minorities core to the central social schemes to realise 'New India' objective spelt out by him at the BJP National Executive in Bhubaneshwar.
Triple talaq is nothing but women and minorities in a combo, top Union Ministers and party functionaries told Mail Today. Mail Today spoke to Union ministers M Venkaiah Naidu, Prakash Javadekar, Dharmendra Pradhan, national spokesperson Sambit Patra and OBC Morcha National President Vinod Sonkar and they were unanimous in saying, "PM Modi had directed them to 'take the quantum leap' and while some schemes have already been in motion before the Odisha meet, we are taking it to the next level in mission mode to maximize party's outreach before 2019 general elections."
Naidu said, "He believes in Dr Ambedkar's People's Development Model based on due empowerment of all sections, including the weaker sections, women and the minorities. Youth is another focus area when he talks about aspirational India. He had started the schemes - PM Jan Dhan Yojana, PM Mudra Yojana, Beti Padhao-Beti Bachao, Housing for All, Skill India, Ujjwala - with a clear thrust on an inclusive governance directly benefiting the five categories listed in his 'New India' mission.
'MODI'S DEVELOPMENT PLANS FOR POOR NOT RHETORIC'
"Lighting poor houses with LED, making women benefit from Ujjwala and people volunteering to get the medical life cover even if it comes at Rs 12 per person are just the beginning. We aim to take our social schemes next to high output delivery mode.'' Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar added, "Modi's commitment to upliftment of poor and socially backward, including women, youth and tribals, is final and not a rhetoric.
He gave a special status to physically challenged by calling them divyang. And by giving a constitutional status to OBC Commission, he has already set in motion streamlining of benefits due to OBC and marginalised.'' Javadekar added, "for the youth of socially backward classes, we have already given full waiver to SC/ST students in IITs, NITs and higher education. And to promote young and aspirational India, financial assistance for entrepreneurship and innovation by tribal, SC and ST youths are being taken as a priority to give maximum benefits to marginalized classes.''
Modi in Bhubaneswar has stressed to take a 'quantum leap', said Sambit Patra, party national spokesperson. "Make power (post in government) the medium to reach the people and not enjoy it, is a clear message from PM Modi. He is talking about 'New India' aspirations at grassroots and the demographic dividends - youth, women and tribe as priority areas.
"The message he gave to every karykarta and top leaders at the meet was clear. We will not be satisfied by the incremental changes the previous governments have been claiming, but take a quantum leap to reach millions others,'' Patra said. Pradhan, who was the architect of Bhubaneswar meeting, said, "Odisha has already become the laboratory of PM Modi's pro-poor policies and we aim to surge ahead in state after the recent panchayat elections results."