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On the morning of 8th February, Shri Narendra Modi addressed a huge crowd of supporters and karyakartas at the ‘BJP New Hope New Manipur’ rally at Imphal in Manipur.

Echoing his concern for the North-Eastern part of India, Shri Modi said, “This region has been suffering due to lack of infrastructure. People have wrongly been made to feel that they are not part of mainstream.” He went on to add how the Central government policies were not aligned to the development of this region, while highlighting the pro-people policies framed by the BJP government, for this region, under the leadership of Shri Atal Behari Vajpayee. Some of these remarkable initiatives included the formation of a separate Ministry for the North-east, special package for economic development of the North-east and the 20-point programme for the economic development of this region.

With a promise to take forward the processes started by Shri Vajpayee, Shri Modi said, “With lot of conviction and commitment to do something, we promise to bring this region at par with other regions of India.” Shri Modi highlighted the tremendous potential of the North-Eastern region -  which included the 7 sister states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura, and the state of Sikkim - by saying, “Yeh Bharat ke bhagya ko badalne ki ashta lakshmi hai.”

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In a clear rejection of the divisive forces that have spread havoc in the North East Shri Modi affirmed, “Because of lack of attention and lack of governance the North East fell into the hands of divisive forces. Extremism and infiltration are big threats and Manipur has seen bad governance under the Congress. Drug trafficking is also a very big problem. Not only has the Congress failed to stop that but also their leaders are complicit.” He further said, “Congress feels that the only solution to insurgency is fake encounters but they do not know such steps will further spoil the atmosphere.”

Narendra Modi affirmed that all records of corruption have been broken by the Congress in the Centre and in Manipur. He cited the example of the Loktak Lake scam and affirmed that crores have been siphoned off in this scam. “Except corruption they do not want to do anything. When the BJP comes to power we will seek the accounts of every Rupee,” stated Shri Modi. He questioned why the Prime Minister has failed to do anything for the North East despite being MP from here for over 20 years.

Shri Modi questioned the lacklustre attitude of the State and the Centre towards issues of National Security and asked why border pillars with Myanmar are missing. He asked why were agreements with Myanmar signed by the State CM without taking approval from Parliament.

 Shri Narendra Modi at Manipur rally

Giving examples of the collapse of development apparatus in Manipur, Shri Modi said that the power and water facilities are not up to the mark in Manipur. Similarly, the Panchayati Raj and much-hyped MNREGA have failed here, he affirmed. Shri Modi shared that out of the lakhs of youngsters (over 6.5 lakhs) registered for the employment exchange only 100 have got jobs.

Talking about the vast untapped potential of this region, in terms of its culture, demographics and nature’s bounty, Shri Modi said that the Indian culture was not complete without the Manipur dance, and that the state also contributes a lot in the domains of sports and national security. “So many boys and girls from Manipur are in the Army. This state gives colour and vibrancy to our life and adds to India's diversity,” said Shri Modi, while adding that, “India will only gain if the North East gains.”

Shri Modi also spoke about the need to develop the rich biodiversity of this region by giving an impetus to Plantation, Horticulture and Agro-based industries, while emphasizing on the need to harness the rich mineral resources. He further added how development of tourism and herbal exports, through ensuring value-addition, will give employment to the youth of this region and take its economy forward.

By citing Gujarat’s successful initiative of mobilizing its oil reserves, Shri Modi drew the crowd’s attention to the Central Government’s lack of political vision for harnessing the rich oil reserves of the region, which had left the region deprived of growth.

Shri Modi also condemned the recent attack on a North-eastern student in Delhi, and attributed this ‘shameful and sad incident’ to the collapse of the governance in Delhi. He further added that this collapse was reflected in many other areas including the grave concern of atrocities on women.

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Shri Narendra Modi at Manipur rally

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Continuing his campaigning spree for the second phase of assembly elections, PM Modi today addressed public meetings in Kalol, Chhota Udepur and Himmatnagar, Gujarat. Taking over the G20 presidency, PM Narendra Modi said today is a big day for India, a historic day. “With the blessings of Maa Kalika, today is an auspicious day for the presidency of India to begin in the G20. This is a matter of great pride for all of us,” he said.

Addressing the huge rally, PM Modi iterated, “Kalol is the center of economic activities of Panchmahal. Industrial centers like Halol-Kalol and Panchmahal are benefiting a lot due to the increase in manufacturing in India and the growth of the economy. Today, industrial production worth Rs 30,000 crore is done in Panchmahal district. This year, about 9,500 crores has been exported from Panchmahal district. Thousands of people are getting employment due to this.”

PM Modi accused the Congress of hurling abuses at him, he said, “The Congress does not leave any chance to insult the pride of Gujarat. I am a sevak of Gujarat, a sevak of the country, that's why the Congress has once again hurled abuses at me.” PM Modi launched a frontal attack on the Congress for calling him names, including the promise to show him his ‘aukat’. Referring to Congress leader Malikarjun Kharge’s Ravana remark, he said, “Kharge ji was sent to Gujarat and I was called Ravana by him on the land of Gujarat where Lord Rama devotees live. But it is true that when it comes to Lord Rama, the Congress does not accept his existence. It is also true that the Congress was in pain due to the construction of a grand temple of Lord Ram in Ayodhya.”

PM Modi further listed out the number of ‘gaalis’ hurled at him, he said, “The Congress has considered it its right to abuse me. Had there been faith in democracy, Congress would never have done this. But Congress has faith only on one family. Family is democracy for Congress, family is country for Congress. There is a competition in the Congress party that who can abuse Modi how much?”

Highlights from the Chhota Udepur Public Meeting

Heating up the campaign trail in Gujarat where Assembly elections are taking place, PM Modi mocked the Congress party on their ‘Garibi Hatao’ slogan. He said, “Decades ago, the Congress had given the slogan 'Garibi Hatao'. And they kept on saying this slogan as if this work has to be done by someone else. That's why during its rule Congress kept on saying ‘Garibi Hatao, but the party kept removing the poor from its path.”


Addressing his second rally in Chhota Udepur, PM Modi expounded BJP's commitment to welfare of tribal communities and listed numerous efforts being undertaken. He said, “The biggest beneficiary of the all-round development of the BJP government is our tribal society.” He slammed the Congress party for doing nothing for development of the tribals in the country. He said that the party even created hurdles when a tribal woman was made a candidate for the President’s post.

Talking about the ‘One District, One Product’ scheme, PM Modi stated, “There is hardly any district which does not have its own identity. Now like Chhota Udepur's 'Sankheda' is famous for its handicrafts, furniture made of teak. The demand for this furniture is in the world. I myself have gifted wooden articles made in ‘Sankheda’ to dignitaries of many countries of the world. To give importance to such products, such art, the BJP government has formulated ‘One District, One Product’ scheme.”

 

Highlights from the Himmatnagar Public Meeting

Addressing his final rally of the day in Himmatnagar, PM Modi said, “In 20 years, the area covered by groundnut has more than doubled. Now the yield of groundnut is 8 times more in Sabarkantha as compared to earlier. I am told, this time farmers are getting very good money in the purchase of groundnut. The facility of cold storage for potatoes here has also brought a lot of ease to the farmers. The happiness of all of us grows today when french fries made from Sabarkantha potatoes are exported.”

He further added, “To increase the income of the farmers, the BJP government is constantly working to ensure that maximum money goes into the pockets of the farmers. Our government have helped the farmers through PM Kisan Samman Nidhi. Here the farmers of Sabarkantha have also been given Rs 480 crore under the PM Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme.” PM Modi also listed out several development schemes which benefitted the people of the state.

Highlighting about the revamped connectivity, PM Modi said, “Be it poor, middle class, dalit, tribal, backward, everyone benefits from it. That's why an unprecedented investment is being made today on road, rail and airport. Just a month back, the Asarva-Udaipur train has been started. This route between Ahmedabad-Udaipur has become broad gauge. This will greatly benefit the districts of North Gujarat. From agriculture to industries in Himmatnagar, everyone will be benefited by this new rail line.”

Also, PM Modi urged people of Gujarat to vote for BJP in large numbers. Requesting to keep voting for the BJP's double engine government, the Prime Minister said, “I request all people to help spread the word to vote for Lotus and make it win from polling booth.”