Shri Modi addresses large publics meeting in Ahwa and Vapi

Yesterday Mrs. Sonia Gandhi said Congress gave Gujarat an Adivasi CM. But how many times did he even visit the Dang when he was CM? I have visited this area maximum number of times: Shri Modi

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On Saturday 8th December 2012 Shri Narendra Modi addressed a huge gatherings in Ahwa (Dang district) and Vapi (Valsad District). The Chief Minister spoke about the comprehensive steps taken by the Gujarat Government for the development of the Tribal communities of Gujarat. “I want to work for the development of Gujarat and the well being of our Tribal communities,” he said.

Speaking further about the development of the Tribal regions of Gujarat Shri Modi spoke about how Saputara has emerged as a tourist in Gujarat. “Do you hear Mr. Amitabh Bachchan calling people to Mahabaleshwar or Mount Abu? But he invites people to Saputara!” he affirmed, adding that Saputara is now the apple of Gujarat’s eye (Gujarat Ki Aankohn Ka Tara, Saputara). He pointed out that the Gujarat Government saw Saputara as a tourist destination while no Congress governments could even think about the same in their many years in office.

The Chief Minister said that Mrs. Sonia Gandhi was trying to reap political dividends in the name of Gujarat’s Tribal communities but said that the Congress failed to provide them even with drinking water. Shri Modi shared that during the Congress rule only 4% Tribal areas has drinking water connection whereas that number has shot up manifold in the last decade! Shri Modi also pointed that Congress failed to provide water for irrigation purposes to the Tribal communities while today the Government has given even water for irrigation to the Tribal areas. Shri Modi stated that earlier no one bought corn from farmers in this area at Rs. 10 but now it is not even available at Rs 26. Similarly, no one imagined the Tribal area will have dairies and added that many women from the Tribal communities are involved in dairy initiatives that are giving them another source of livelihood.

Shri Mod talked about the success of the 108 service and how it has made a big difference in the lives of people- many youngsters in the Tribal areas have been saved from snake bites due to it. Giving a befitting reply to the Congress lie that the ‘Modi is promoting privatization of education, Shri Modi pointed out that during the Congress rule of so many years they even failed to provide facilities to study science at Class XII level for the Tribal stretch of Umargam to Ambaji whereas this has totally changed over the last decade. He further affirmed that today more youngsters from Tribal community are studying overseas than ever before and are even learning to fly aircrafts!

On Mrs. Sonia Gandhi’s statement that it was the Congress who gave a Chief Minister from the Tribal community, Shri Modi questioned how many times did the Chief Minister visit Dangs when he was CM? He said that he has visited Dang more than any Chief Minister in the past and has even urged parents to send their children to school during Kanya Kelavani Abhiyan in Tribal areas. Likewise, it was the Government under Shri Modi that thought of creating a Waghai Taluka so that the fruits of development reach more and more people. He took on Mrs. Sonia Gandhi’s claim that the roads in Gujarat were not upto the mark. Shri Modi declared that the Rs. 15,000 crore Vanbandhu Kalyan Yojana Mrs. Sonia Gandhi was talking about became Rs. 18,000 when the money was spent on development and today the package has become Rs. 40,000 crore! He asked Mrs. Sonia Gandhi what happened to the Congress promise to bring prices down in 100 days and questioned why she could not say a word on rising prices when she visited a Tribal area yesterday.

Shri Modi shared that a Congress leader called him a Vanar (monkey) but said that he accepted this title from them. “If the Congress has read the Ramayana properly they would know the strength of the Vanar Sena,” he affirmed. He also said that the Dang has a historic link with Shri Ram and Shabhri Mata and that the Government is taking active steps to spread the rich historical and cultural legacy of this area with people across the world.

He said that people from all over the nation are working in Gujarat. Shri Modi shared that the Gujarat Government would be a guarantor for any youngster who seeks a loan to start a new initiative. “I am doing this because I have faith in the youth of Gujarat” he avowed.

Shri Modi recalled the Congress Chintan Baithak where they discussed removing fertilizer subsidy. He pointed out that this would make things very difficult for the farmers and asked the Prime Minister to stop corruption rather than saying we have no money to give farmers for fertilizers. The Chief Minister talked about the adverse effects of FDI in retail on the small traders and stated that lakhs of people would lose their jobs due to this.

On the basis of the development initiatives of the BJP Government for the last 11 years, Shri Modi strongly urged the people to elect the BJP and give him another chance to serve them. A large number of people attended the public meeting.

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