Shah, who additionally provided prayers on the Rudranath temple, distributed pamphlets itemizing the work finished by the BJP authorities throughout its tenure and what the celebration plans to do through the subsequent 5 years if it returns to power.
He additionally focused the earlier Congress dispensation, describing it as a authorities of “corruption and scams”.
Addressing a gathering of ex-servicemen, Shah stated, “You gave us your blessings in 2014 and 2019 by giving us all the five Lok Sabha seats. Then you gave us a massive mandate in 2017, giving us 57 out of the 70 assembly seats.”
“You have seen the work done by us. You have to vote for good governance for another five years so that the big projects already underway are completed,” he stated.
The minister stated troopers from Uttarakhand are defending the nation’s frontiers from Ladakh to Kutch with nice valour and dedication, they usually have to present the identical dedication in defending democracy as properly.
Remembering late General Bipin Rawat, who hailed from Uttarakhand, Shah stated his contribution as an Army chief and the nation’s first Chief of Defence Staff can’t be forgotten.
“General Rawat had worked out an action plan for the modernisation of the armed forces. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is implementing it,” he stated.
The nation’s defence price range had been elevated from Rs 2 lakh crore in 2013-14 to Rs 4.78 lakh crore below the Modi authorities, he added.
General Rawat and 13 others, together with his spouse Madhulika, had been killed after the Indian Air Force helicopter they had been travelling in crashed close to Coonoor in Tamil Nadu on December 8 final yr.
Shah cited Chardham all-weather street, Rishikesh-Karnaprayag rail line, reconstruction of Kedarnath and Badrinath as main infrastructure tasks on which substantial progress has been made in the final 5 years.
He stated an entire five-year tenure of Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami, who has the blessings of the Narendra Modi authorities on the Centre, will see their completion.
“Give the BJP two-thirds majority and strengthen the hands of a young chief minister and Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” the minister informed the gathering.
Dhami took over because the Uttarakhand chief minister in July final yr as his predecessor Tirath Singh Rawat resigned months after taking cost as the pinnacle of the state.
Shah described the previous chief minister Harish Rawat-led Congress authorities as a authorities of “corruption and scams”.
He additionally challenged Rawat, who’s contesting from Lalkuan meeting constituency in Nainital district, to present the infrastructure work finished throughout his tenure.
The elections to the 70-member Uttarakhand Assembly will likely be held on February 14. The counting of votes will likely be taken up on March 10.