Gujarat: Bhupendra Patel took oath as CM for the second time, know what challenges will have to be faced?
New challenges to Bhupendra Patel: The spirits of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which returned to power for the seventh time after winning the Gujarat assembly elections with a record margin, are high. Bhupendra Patel has taken oath as the Chief Minister of Gujarat for the second time today (December 12). The work is not over yet for the BJP which has returned to power in Gujarat once again. The BJP has a twin challenge of pacifying angry leaders and fulfilling ambitious election promises. The first challenge before CM Bhupendra Patel is in the form of cabinet formation.
The BJP will have to overcome the first challenge of giving satisfactory cabinet berths to all caste groups as per its poll promises. This time the BJP gave more attention to the voters of backward, especially Patidar and Patel communities in the elections. In such a situation, it is going to be a big challenge for the BJP to distribute desired portfolios in the cabinet keeping in view the leaders of all the communities.
What are the challenges to be faced?
The biggest challenge for the Bhupendra Patel-led BJP government will be to work at the grassroots level and fulfill the announcements of the Sankalp Patra. Bhupendra Patel as Chief Minister will have to raise funds to fulfill the election promises. BJP will have to spend several thousand crores annually to fulfill its election promises. Gujarat is already burdened with debt. Timely fulfillment of election promises made by BJP is a big challenge. Let us tell you about some election promises made by the BJP during the elections.
- anti-radicalization cell
- Implementation of the recommendations of the Gujarat Uniform Civil Code Committee
- Making Gujarat a $1 trillion economy
- Construction of Devbhoomi Dwarka Corridor to establish it as the biggest spiritual center of western India
- 10,000 crore for agri-marketing infra
- Creating world class sports infrastructure with the aim of ‘Gujarat Olympic Mission’ and hosting 2036 Olympic Games in Gujarat
- Free education for all girls in the state from KG to PG
- 20 lakh new employment generation in the state
- one lakh government jobs for women
Gujarat’s debt increased
BJP will have to spend crores of rupees every year to fulfill all these election promises, but the report of the Comptroller of Auditor General (CAG) states that the Gujarat government had a debt of around Rs 2.5 lakh crore in the year 2016-17, which will increase by 2021. It increased to more than three and a half lakh crore rupees in 2022. In such a situation, the first priority before the government would be to fulfill its election promises by reducing the increasing debt of the state.
employment status in gujarat
BJP has talked about creating 20 lakh new jobs in Gujarat. According to the economic survey of the Gujarat government, till October 2021, 3.72 lakh people had registered in the employment office, out of which 3.53 lakh people were graduates. Till October last year, 2.60 people had registered their names in the employment exchange, out of which 83 percent i.e. 2.17 lakh people got employment.
This time BJP has promised to give government jobs to one lakh women. It will be a big challenge before the BJP government to arrange government jobs for such a large number of women and to arrange funds for the same. That means the BJP government will have to create 20,000 jobs for women every year in the next five years.
health system status
Ever since the Corona period in the country, emphasis has been laid on the health sector in all the states. Health infrastructure in Gujarat has increased as compared to earlier. In 2017, the number of medical colleges in Gujarat was 24, which increased to 31 in 2021. On the other hand, Gujarat’s health budget in 2016-17 was Rs 6,500 crore, whereas in 2022-23 it was increased to Rs 12,200 crore.
BJP National President JP Nadda had said during the election campaign that the Ayushman Bharat scheme was started in Gujarat, under this scheme till now only Rs 5 lakh health coverage was available, which was increased to Rs 10 lakh. Will go. In such a situation, the BJP government will also have to keep in mind the budget spent on the health sector.
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