Watch : Shri Narendra Modi addressing Vijay Shankhnad Rally in Agra, Uttar Pradesh
After the phenomenal success of the Vijay Shankhnad Rallies in Kanpur, Jhansi and Bahraich, Shri Narendra Modi addressed the Vijay Shankhnad Rally in Agra on the afternoon of Thursday 21st November 2013. In an address filled with aspiration and hope, Shri Narendra Modi assured the people that the BJP would bring a change in their lives through the Mantra of development. He added that this development would touch every section of society. Shri Modi said, “BJP is driven by principles of nationalism and integration. We do not want those who divided people. If we follow the development agenda issues of casteism, communalism and nepotism will go away.”
Shri Modi stated that the Congress is not interested in the development of the nation and the reason is their obsession with votebank politics. He went on to say that other parties like SP & BSP have learnt this from the Congress and have added their own colour to it as well. Referring to the Congress, SP and BSP Shri Modi pointed, “They are competing on votebank politics. It is due to sins of Congress that SP and BSP have emerged.” Shri Modi shared that corruption is rampant but the Congress leaders are not bothered about it. “You cannot imagine how thick skinned they have become. The reason is that they do not see people as the strength but they see them as being in their pockets,” opined Shri Modi.
During his speech he pointed to the lack of development in Uttar Pradesh and asked till when would youngsters leave their homes in search of jobs. He asked why is it that there is no electricity in UP but some places from where powerful people belong there is 24/7 electricity.
Shri Modi raised the point of why Agra has not got clean drinking water despite being on the banks of the Yamuna. “Those sitting in Lucknow do not know what the common men and women want. That is why you are not getting water.” He also questioned why neither the Centre nor the state have thought on giving Agra a good international airport that will draw tourists from all over the world. Shri Modi avowed, “If their minister belongs to a smaller place then they will build an airport there but not for Agra, which draws tourists from all over the world.” Shri Modi shared that the tourism industry is growing very fast and is expected to touch $ 3 trillion but added that Agra may not gain from this growth till this Government exists because they lack a sense of priority.
Other leaders who spoke on the occasion include MP Shri Vinay Katiyar, Shri Kalraj Mishra and Shri Kalyan Singh. Shri Kalyan Singh described Shri Modi as a ‘Yug Purush’ who will save the nation from the misgovernance of the Congress.