Shri Narendra Modi campaigned in Rajasthan on Thursday 28th November 2013. Shri Modi addressed rallies in Sikar (Sikar district), Khinvsar (Nagaur district), Ajmer (Ajmer district) and Bhilwara. The NDA’s PM candidate made a strong appeal to the people of Rajasthan to vote in large numbers on 1st December 2013 and make the BJP victorious. He attacked the lack of development in Rajasthan under the present Congress Government and assured the people that Rajasthan will scale new heights under the leadership of Smt. Vasundhara Raje.
Speaking in Ajmer, Shri Modi said that wherever he has gone to campaign, he has seen a BJP wave. He stated that had the Congress followed the path of development for the last 60 years, things would be very different today. Accusing the Congress of dividing people, Shri Modi avowed that the Congress fears that if divisions in society case to exist and if the country becomes one then the Congress’ existence would be under threat. He urged UPA Chairperson Mrs. Sonia Gandhi to speak about inflation, due to which common people are suffering.
Reacting to the comment by UPA Chairperson Mrs. Sonia Gandhi, where she questioned where the opposition was for the last five years, Shri Modi said, “Madam came here and asked where was the Opposition for the last five years. The Opposition was using a microscope to find where the Rajasthan Government was. Madam, the people of Rajasthan were finding where the Government was, just like the nation is discovering where the Government is in Delhi!” Shri Modi affirmed that neither Mrs. Gandhi nor her family have answered the people for the last 60 years but added, “You may not want to give answers but the people of Rajasthan will surely give you an answer.”
Shri Narendra Modi sharply criticized the mindset of the Congress party, which keeps telling the people that the money being spent for development is coming from Delhi. He affirmed that every Rupee spent for the development of the people belongs to the people and that the Congress leaders should not make such statements.
The NDA’s PM candidate attacked the misgovernance of the Ashok Gehlot-led Rajasthan Government on all counts. He asked the Rajasthan Government what happened to the money being given for providing computers to the youth. Similarly, he asked why was no money spent from the stipulated amount that was to be spent on specially abled children. He shared that malnutrition in Rajasthan was higher than the national average and the rate of infant mortality is also alarming in the state. Shri Modi went on to share that houses do not have adequate sanitation facilities, due to which women face problems and the villages of Rajasthan do not have electricity. Shri Modi recalled that former Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee dreamt on linking the rivers and had that dream been fulfilled, Ajmer would not face water shortage. He affirmed that Rajasthan needs a government that would rid the state of the BIMARU tag, just like Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan did in Madhya Pradesh.
Watch : Shri Narendra Modi addressing a Public Meeting in Sikar, Rajasthan
In Sikar, Shri Modi paid tributes to former Vice President of India and former Rajasthan Chief Minister Shri Bhairon Singh Shekhawat. He also saluted the Jawans who have sacrificed their lives for the nation and those Jawans who are guarding our borders.