Shri Narendra Modi visits BJP national headquarters at 11 Ashoka Road, New Delhi
Large number of well-wishers and senior party leaders present
There is no substitute to hardwork, the values of BJP and support of Karyakartas helped me perform: Shri Modi
Work done by BJP Government in Gujarat is one that would make every patriot proud: Shri Modi
I spent many years of my life here at 11, Ashoka Road. In a small room I used to do the work that party gave me: Shri ModiAmid enthusiastic well-wishers and leaders, Shri Narendra Modi was felicitated at the BJP National Headquarters at 11 Ashoka Road, New Delhi. In an inspiring speech, Shri Modi affirmed that there is no substitute to hard work and that it is the values of the BJP and the support of the BJP Karyakartas that helped him perform. He added that the work done by the BJP Government in Gujarat is one that would make every patriot proud. Shri Modi thanked the people for the very warm welcome and recalled his days working at the BJP office. He said, “I spent many years of my life here at 11, Ashoka Road. In a small room I used to do the work that party gave me.” Shri Modi pointed out that it is the strength of our democracy that despite being an ordinary worker he has been able to reach this far and serve the people as a 4 time Chief Minister. He stated that Governments change very often but the people of Gujarat have given him the opportunity to serve them for over 11 years! The Chief Minister affirmed that the entire world is talking about Gujarat’s development. He told the Karyakartas, “You may not be from Gujarat but if you have ideas send them to us. As Karyakartas we will welcome it and what can be done to implement it.”He added that many people have visited Gujarat to know more about the Gujarat model.
He talked about the atmosphere of gloom and pessimism in the nation and added that he told the Prime Minister that the Centre lacks an action plan to take the nation ahead. Shri Modi went on to say, “1 year back 9% growth rate was targeted. Gujarat is far ahead of this but anyways, they are stuck at 7.9%. Now they have stopped thinking of 9% and have kept a target of 8.2%. We got together to discuss growth of 0.3%?” Shri Modi pointed out that in agriculture the Centre cannot go beyond 2.5-3% while Gujarat cannot go below 10%. Shri Modi said that in the reviews of the 20-point programme, Gujarat always emerged on the top whereas no Congress or UPA state even came in the top 5. Shri Modi shared that when he brought this issue to light, rather than inspiring their CMs to do better, the Centre stopped 6-month reviews of the 20-point programme! BJP National President Shri Nitin Gadkari, BJP’s National Vice President Shri Purushottam Rupala, Shri Balbir Punj, Leader of the Opposition in the Delhi Assembly Shri VK Malhotra among other leaders were present. Shri Nitin Gadkari presented Shri Modi with a Swami Vivekananda memento.