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BJP govt working to modernise Army, make defense sector self-reliant: Amit Shah

28/01/2022 at 4:30 PM

Dehradun, Jan 28: Union Home Minister Amit Shah during his election campaign in Uttarakhand on Friday, addressed former Army personnel in Rudraprayag  where he said that the BJP government in Uttarakhand is working towards modernizing the Army and manufacturing weapons within the country as an effort towards Atmanirbhar Bharat.  

“Several works are being done by the Modi govt to modernise the Army and to make the country self-reliant in the production of weapons,” Shah said.

He also noted that the defense budget was increased by the BJP government at the Centre from Rs 2 lakh crore in 2013-14 to Rs 4.78 lakh crore in 2021-22 under the BJP Government.

“In 2013-14, the defence budget was Rs 2 lakh crore…The Modi govt increased the defense budget to Rs 4.78 lakh crore in 2021-22,” Shah said.

Highlighting the works of the party in the defense sector, Shah said that BJP has implemented programs to provide modern defense material to those on the line of duty and has made an effort to ensure that the quality is not compromised.

 Shah also slammed the Congress, saying that they are known as “failed government” while the BJP is known as a “double-engine” government.

He further said that if the BJP is voted to power in the state, they will ensure that youth would not need to migrate outside of the state.

Earlier in the day, Shah held a door-to-door campaign in Rudraprayag. He also offered prayers at Baba Rudranath Temple in Rudraprayag.

Polls to elect the 70-member Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly are scheduled to be held on February 14. The counting of votes will take place on March 10.

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