Shri Narendra Modi addresses campaign rally in Nizar, Mandvi and Sanand 

Congress has crossed all limits of telling lies. They released ads with pictures of children from Sri Lanka. What all are they not doing to defame Gujarat? Asks Shri Modi 

Congress gave CM from Tribal community, spoke of Garibi Hatao but could not give Gujarat’s Tribal youth the opportunity to study science in Class XII and become engineers, doctors, pilots: Shri Modi 

CM speaks about development in Gujarat, says package for Tribal development is at Rs. 40,000 crore while when he took over as CM the state’s budget was Rs. 6,000 crore! 

Congress does not want development, they want to keep people in poverty and darkness: Shri Modi 

I want to take Gujarat to newer heights for which I seek your support. I want to change the life of the Adivasi youth, give them more jobs and opportunities: Shri Modi

Watch : Shri Modi adresses a gathering in Mandvi

Taking the campaign of the BJP ahead, Shri Narendra Modi addressed a large rallies at Nizar (Tapi district), Mandvi (South Gujarat) and Sanand on Tuesday 4th December 2012. He said that the Congress gave a Chief Minister from the Tribal community, spoke of Garibi Hatao but failed to create facilities for children from the Tribal communities to study science at the Class XII level! He recalled that earlier children from Tribal communities had ambitions to become engineers, doctors and pilots but due to lack of education facilities it as not possible and added that today all that is now history.

Speaking on the development in the agriculture sector among the Tribal communities in Gujarat over the past decade, Shri Modi stated that the farmer of Gujarat’s Tribal dominated areas are growing bananas and even sending them overseas. He shared that when he first became the total budget of the state was Rs. 6,000 crore while the BJP Sankalp Patra released yesterday talks about a package for the Tribal communities worth Rs. 40,000 crore! He pointed a direct finger at the Congress for failing to provide adequate water facilities to the Tribal communities, which would have helped them immensely in their farms.

When half of India was in darkness under the UPA, it was Gujarat that was shining, he pointed out. Shri Modi affirmed that the Congress does not want development and instead wants to keep people in poverty and darkness.  The Chief Minister spoke about the success of the 108 service in Gujarat and the steps taken to reduce deaths related to childbirth.

He declared that except dynastic politics the Congress does not want to do anything. He termed the Congress as an expert in cheating and added that they have crossed all limits of telling lies. Shri Modi gave the example of how the Congress advertisements used children from Sri Lanka and asked what all are they not doing to defame Gujarat!

The Chief Minister shredded the Congress myth that education is expensive and is falling into private hands in Gujarat. He shared data which showed that not only do Congress ruled states such as Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh have less Government run engineering Colleges than Gujarat but also the fees in Congress ruled states are much more than that in Gujarat.

Shri Modi strongly urged the people to vote for the BJP and pointed out that this election is not about deciding who the next MLA will be but is about the future of Gujarat. “I want to take Gujarat to newer heights for which I seek your support. I want to change the life of the Adivasi youth, give them more jobs and opportunities.”

The public meetings were attended by a record number of people from al age groups and sections of society.

Watch :  Shri Modi adresses a gathering in Nizar

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Prime Minister’s meeting with Prime Minister of Japan
May 24, 2022

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi held a bilateral meeting today with H.E. Mr. Fumio Kishida, Prime Minister of Japan. PM Kishida also hosted a dinner for PM Modi. They had productive exchange of views on enhancing bilateral relations in various spheres as well as on some regional and global issues.

The two leaders agreed to further enhance bilateral security and defence cooperation, including in the area of defence manufacturing. They concurred that the next 2+2 Foreign and Defence Ministerial Meeting may be held in Japan at the earliest.

The two leaders appreciated the growing economic ties between the two countries. They agreed that both sides should work jointly towards implementing their decision to have 5 trillion yen in public and private investment and financing from Japan to India in the next five years. Prime Minister highlighted the steps taken by Government of India to improve ease of doing business, logistics through Gati Shakti initiative and urged Prime Minister Kishida to support greater investments by Japanese companies in India. Such investments would help in creating resilient supply chains and would be mutually beneficial. In this context, Prime Minister Modi appreciated that Japanese companies were increasing their investments in India and that 24 Japanese companies had successfully applied under the various PLI schemes.

The two leaders noted the progress in implementation of Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail (MAHSR) project and welcomed the signing of exchange of notes of the 3rd tranche loan for this project. The two leaders highlighted the increasing importance of information and communication technologies and in this regard agreed to encourage greater collaboration between private sectors of two sides in development of next generation communication technologies. They also discussed possibilities of collaboration in critical and emerging technologies such as 5G, Beyond 5G and semiconductors. The two Prime Ministers also agreed to deepen cooperation in the area of Clean Energy including green hydrogen and, in this regard, encouraged more business to business collaboration.

The two leaders agreed to further boost people-to-people linkages. Prime Minister Kishida noted that such linkages should become the backbone of bilateral relations. In this regard, they took note of the progress in implementation of the Specified Skilled Workers (SSW) programme and agreed to further scale up this programme. Prime Minister Modi raised the issue of further easing of travel restrictions in order to facilitate quarantine free entry into Japan for travellers from India carrying Covaxin and Covishield vaccination certificates. The two leaders concurred that the India-Japan Act East Forum was useful in prioritising development of India’s North East Region, and looked forward to early implementation of various projects which were identified by the two sides during the Annual Summit.

The two leaders exchanged views on recent global and regional developments. They noted the convergences in their respective approaches to the Indo-Pacific and reaffirmed their commitment towards a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific region. In this context, they welcomed the progress in the Quad’s contemporary and constructive agenda such as vaccines, scholarships, critical technologies and infrastructure.

Prime Minister Modi thanked Prime Minister Kishida for the warmth and hospitality extended to him and members of his delegation during the visit. PM Kishida extended an invitation to PM Modi to visit Japan for the next Annual Bilateral Summit, which was accepted with pleasure.