Up to date: Mar 23, 2021 12:15 IST
By Pragya Kaushika
Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], March 23 (ANI): The military’s poster boy for the “Make in India” initiative, Lt Gen (retired) Subrata Saha, has been fielded by the Bharatiya Janata Party from Rashbehari Meeting constituency in West Bengal.
BJP has introduced the identify of former Deputy Chief of Military Workers Lt Gen (retd) Subrata Saha, credited for establishing the Military Design bureau for Make in India for the Military, as its candidate from Rashbehari constituency.
“I helped set up the Military Design bureau for Make in India for the Military on August 31, 2016. It was inaugurated by the then Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar,” stated Lt Den (retired) Saha whereas chatting with ANI.
On the Military Design Bureau, Saha was chargeable for perspective planning, power modernisation and functionality growth. He’s additionally the Founding Director Common of the Society of Indian Defence Producers (SIDM).
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s imaginative and prescient of “Make in India” and BJP’s proposed new industrial coverage for West Bengal in its ballot manifesto have additionally seemingly complemented one another within the collection of the retired Military officer, sources said.
The second time period member of the Nationwide Safety Advisory Board believes that after serving the nation by means of Military for 4 a long time, it’s time to serve the folks of his state.
“I’ve served 4 a long time within the Military now’s the time to serve folks,” he added.
That is his second time period with the Nationwide Safety Advisory Board. Nevertheless, whether or not he must resign earlier than submitting nomination, Saha stated, “I’ve to first examine the technicality. I’ll adjust to the norms,” he added.
The retired Military officer additionally believes that securing folks’s lives from ‘varied threats’ is pertinent. The very first thing on his thoughts to do for the folks us to make sure that their lives are protected.
“Securing the lives of the folks of the constituency from all legal, violent and unlawful actions occurring can be a precedence. We have now an extended march forward,” he added.
Saha studied at Sainik College in Purulia’s West Bengal and later went on to the Nationwide Defence Academy.
Elections to the 294-member West Bengal Meeting can be held in eight phases ranging from March 27 with the ultimate spherical of voting going down on April 29. The counting of votes will happen on Could 2. (ANI)