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Ahead of Kerala assembly polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed rallies in Pathanamthitta and Thiruvananthapuram today. He said, “There are times in the history of societies when the people speak in one voice against tyranny, mis-governance and oppression. These are special epoch-making moments in which the people convey a very clear message to those in power.”

“Under leadership of Loknayak Jay Prakash Narayan, we saw a glimpse of this during the anti-Emergency movement in the 1970’s People from different ideologies united to uproot dictatorship. People united to protect our Constitution. I am seeing a similar spirit in Kerala today,” he added.

Speaking in Pathanamthitta constituency, PM Modi asserted, “Kerala is seeing how the professional community is blessing BJP. They are seeing that BJP stands for bringing progressive and educated people in politics. The active presence of a respected professional like Metro Man Sreedharan has been a game-changer in Kerala politics. He has contributed so much and now, he has chosen BJP as a means to serve society.”

Describing the sins committed by LDF and UDF, the Prime Minister remarked, “UDF and LDF have committed their own seven deadly sins in Kerala. The first sin is false pride and arrogance. The second sin is greed for money. The third sin is wrath towards people. The Fourth sin is envy or jealousy. The fifth sin is lust for power. The sixth sin is promoting dynasty politics and the seventh sin is laziness in working.

Alleging that the two fronts have created roadblocks for development in the state, the Prime Minister said, “We in NDA are coming to you with forward looking development agenda that puts Kerala on FAST route to progress. F stood for fisheries and fertiliser sectors, A for agriculture and ayurveda, S for skill development and social empowerment and T for tourism and technology.”

Highlighting water woes of the state, PM Modi asserted, “Access to drinking water is a problem in Kerala. When the NDA Government began the Jal Jeevan Mission, only 25% of Kerala’s households had tap water supply. Since the mission began, almost 20% of households all over the nation got access to tap water connections. I am sad to share that in Kerala that number is 4.5%. The reason for the slow progress is the poor attitude of the state government.”

In Pathanamthitta, the PM said that being here in this holy land blessed by Swami Ayyappa is special. “Millions of devotees come here after observing a strict 41-day ‘vratham.’ Their discipline and devotion make this land even holier. I bow down to Swami Ayyappa as well as to such devotees of Swami Ayyappa,” he asserted.

Slamming LDF government, he said, “From Swami Ayyappa we learn the importance of doing good to others and being compassionate. But, what has the LDF done? First, they try to distort the picture of Kerala and try to show Kerala culture as backward. Then, they try to destabilise sacred places by using their agents to carry out mischief.”

Addressing his last rally in Thiruvananthapuram, the Prime Minister said, “The capital of Kerala has a special link with BJP. Our first ever seat in the Kerala Assembly came from this part of the state.

In a fresh attack on opposition parties in Kerala, PM Modi said, “In Kerala the people of the state are convinced on two things. First- UDF and LDF are twins. They are twins of mis-governance, corruption, political violence, communalism, casteism, cronyism, nepotism and more. The political picture in West Bengal is clear to everyone. Election after election, Congress and Left are getting closer. The logical step after such closeness is a full merger of Congress and Left. They can call the new party – CCP – ‘Congress-Comrade Party’.

“Second - Because they are twins, UDF lacks the ability and willingness to defeat LDF. No wonder there is a surge of support in favour of NDA,” he added.

PM Modi claimed that Congress is such a shameless party that they will sacrifice any hardworking person at the altar of factional politics. “Many years ago- in the battle between the ‘I’ faction and ‘A’ faction, the career of a patriotic scientist Nambi Narayanan was destroyed. That is why, even though they do try, not many professionals relate with UDF. In the NDA, see the place of pride Metro Man Sridharan has got. Today, he is emerging as an inspiration for so many professionals,” he shared.

Launching an all-out attack on the current Kerala Government, Prime Minister Modi asserted, “Under LDF, there is a total Hartal on governance in Kerala. The people of Kerala are talented and hard working. But, the LDF Government has failed to show any forward looking vision to solve their problems.”

“When our government was formed in 2014, only 5 cities had metro services. Today 18 cities have metro rail service. Also, I am aware that cyclones and floods have caused much damage and destruction across Kerala. Our Government is creating a strong disaster management system,” he said while addressing a public meeting in Thiruvananthapuram.

 

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June 24, 2021
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Delimitation has to happen at a quick pace so that J&K gets an elected Government: PM

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has called today’s meeting with political leaders from Jammu and Kashmir an important step in the ongoing efforts towards a developed and progressive J&K, where all-round growth is furthered.

In a series of tweets after the meeting, the Prime Minister said.

“Today’s meeting with political leaders from Jammu and Kashmir is an important step in the ongoing efforts towards a developed and progressive J&K, where all-round growth is furthered.

Our priority is to strengthen grassroots democracy in J&K. Delimitation has to happen at a quick pace so that polls can happen and J&K gets an elected Government that gives strength to J&K’s development trajectory.

Our democracy’s biggest strength is the ability to sit across a table and exchange views. I told the leaders of J&K that it is the people, specially the youth who have to provide political leadership to J&K, and ensure their aspirations are duly fulfilled.”