Rajiv Pratap Rudy and two other union ministers from Bihar felicitatedPatna: Union ministers Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Giriraj Singh and Ram Kripal Yadav were feted today by the state unit BJP upon their maiden visit to Bihar after being inducted into the Union council of ministers
Patna: Union ministers Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Giriraj Singh and Ram Kripal Yadav were feted today by the state unit BJP upon their maiden visit to Bihar after being inducted into the Union council of ministers last week by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Rudy and his two other colleagues were received by the BJP leaders and workers at the party office at Veer Chand Patel Path which wore a festive look on the occasion of reception of the three union ministers.
The state unit BJP office was chok-a-block with hundreds of party workers who greeted the three union ministers upon their arrival there and took their snaps while Rudy and the two new union ministers were garlanded by the state unit BJP leaders one after another.
The harried mediapersons had to jostle with the enthusiastic party workers to find their feed in the crowded hall where the newly-appointed ministers from Bihar were felicitated.
Speaking on the occasion, Rudy, who has been allocated Skill Development and Entrepreneurship portfolio by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, exuded confidence that the BJP will ride on momentum in its favour to sweep the assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand to be held over the next two months and wrest Bihar as well next year.
Having conquered the Gateway of India (Maharashtra) and Haryana last month, we are confident of sweeping the assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand later this year, Rudy, who was the BJP's Maharashtra unit in-charge till the conclusion of assembly polls, said.
The BJP will also wrest Bihar from the JD(U) government during assembly polls next year, he said. It may be mentioned that Rudy had defeated the RJD supremo Lalu Prasad's wife Rabri Devi, a former chief minister herself, from Saran parliamentary seat during the general elections.
Rudy's ministerial colleague Ram Kripal Yadav, who holds drinking water and sanitation portfolio at the centre, said that he will focus on providing drinking water and sanitation facilities to the people of Bihar to fulfil the Prime Minister's vision of a healthy and clean India.
Thanking Modi for entrusting him to carrying out his pet agenda - drinking water and sanitation, Yadav, who represents Pataliputra Lok Sabha seat from Patna district, said that he will try his very best to come upto the Prime Minister's expectation.
The Union Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Giriraj Singh also spoke on the occasion and charged the JD(U) government in Bihar for not implementing development and welfare schemes being mooted by the central government on one pretext or other.
All the three newly-appointed central ministers urged the party leaders and workers to work hard to ensure that the BJP gets into power in Bihar to work in tandem with the NDA government at the centre for development of the state and welfare of the people.