Union Minister and BJP National Executive Member, Dr Jitendra Singh said here that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) under Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sought to introduce a new political culture in the country, rising above considerations of vote bank politics or subjective preferences. The latest evidence of this, he said, is that, “I am today on a visit to this lesser known, remote district of Sitamarhi, which was included as an Aspirational District, purely on the consideration that it deserved a special attention for its growth and development in certain sectors, which it was not given by the earlier governments and the earlier ruling parties”.

Addressing a meeting of BJP Party workers here, before leaving for the national capital, Dr Jitendra Singh said, those who have joined the BJP party ranks only in recent years, may not be able to imagine that there were times when the government officials and State functionaries preferred to maintain an arm’s length distance from BJP Karyakartas because otherwise they could invite displeasure of their ruling bosses who invariably belonged to the Congress Party and its allies. BJP Karyakarta had to go through a protracted struggle of several decades before he could achieve a position of esteem and the irony is that those of his opponents who earlied mocked him as a member of “Danda- Jhanda Party” are today eager to join the same BJP Party and carry the BJP “Jhanda”, he said.

Dr Jitendra Singh said, while Modi has vindicated Syama Prasad Mookerjee’s dream of BJP being a truly democratic Party suited to the requirements of post-independence India, it was the sacrifices of three generations of BJP Karyakartas, which enabled the Party to survive over the last seven decades before emerging as the world’s largest political party under the able organisational leadership of Party Presidents like Amit Shah and J P Nadda.

Earlier, responding to the rousing welcome accorded by BJP President Subodh Kumar Singh, local MLA Gayatri Devi and other office bearers on his arrival for the Party meeting at district Sitamarhi, Dr Jitendra Singh said, it was his good fortune to be able to pay obeisance at the holy place which was closely associated with Maa Sita of the epic Ramayan. He said, with the kind of special focus being given by the Government of India, the day is not far when Sitamarhi will develop and live up to its name, which conjures up the thoughts of Lord Ram and Ram Rajya.

Dr Jitendra Singh spent about two hours interacting with the Party workers. He informed them that he had impressed upon the local administration to maintain a closer coordination and rapport with public representatives and the citizens.

Dr Jitendra Singh said, it was the priority treatment given to Sitamarhi by the Modi government that despite the constraints of Covid pandemic, a CT Scan machine was installed in the Sadar Hospital and a new Nursing School has also been set up.