Gadkari Urges Rajasthan Voters to Empower BJP for a Brighter Future
**Heading:** Union Minister Nitin Gadkari Calls for Change in Rajasthan’s Future Through BJP Governance
**By The Hindu Bureau**
Union Road Transport and Highways Minister, Nitin Gadkari, has appealed to the people of Rajasthan to bring the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to power in the upcoming Assembly elections, emphasizing the potential for a “positive change” in the state’s future. Gadkari assured that the BJP would focus on improving the lives of farmers, laborers, and creating employment opportunities for the youth.
Nitin Gadkari inaugurated the BJP’s fourth Parivartan Yatra from the Gogamedi temple in Hanumangarh district’s Nohar block. The yatra is scheduled to traverse 50 Assembly constituencies in the Bikaner division, along with Jhunjhunu, Sikar, and Alwar districts over the next 18 days.
Addressing the public before the commencement of the yatra, Gadkari stressed that a “double-engine government” in Rajasthan would prioritize the construction of roads, irrigation for farmers, fair pricing for agricultural produce, rural prosperity, welfare schemes for the underprivileged, and the establishment of additional schools and hospitals.
He passionately implored the public, saying, “I urge you to shape the destiny of our nation and Rajasthan with the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party President J.P. Nadda. Join hands with the BJP to witness the dawn of development and the flourishing lotus.”
Gadkari further stated, “I stand by my words, and they come to fruition. I see farmers facing distress. The darkness will dissipate, and the lotus will bloom again, ushering in a new era,” without specifying the location or state where farmers were facing adversity.
Discussing the challenges confronted by farmers due to fluctuating prices and unpredictable agricultural yields, Gadkari emphasized the necessity for diversifying agriculture into the energy and power sectors. He believed that increasing ethanol production from farm produce would transform farmers into “energy providers.”
The senior BJP leader argued that by boosting ethanol usage, the money spent on oil imports would gradually decrease, and the resources could be redirected towards rural development. He contended that capital investment would flow into regions with access to water, roads, and electricity, ultimately elevating the growth rate, generating employment, and reducing poverty.
Highlighting the contributions of his ministry to Rajasthan over the past nine years, Gadkari disclosed that 6,300 kilometers of roads had been constructed at a cost of ₹50,000 crore, and 2,531 kilometers of highways had been built at a cost of ₹35,000 crore. He expressed confidence that by 2024, Rajasthan would have a well-developed road infrastructure.
Former Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, BJP State President C.P. Joshi, Leader of the Opposition Rajendra Rathore, and Deputy Leader of the Opposition Satish Poonia also addressed the rally.