On the evening of 20th April, Shri Narendra Modi addressed the fourth round of 3D rally across the Nation, and spoke of how the 2014 Elections was about punishing the betrayers of the democracy, and supporting a government that truly worked for the welfare of its people. Addressing a cross section of people at nearly 100 locations, Shri Modi also shared his idea of good governance which focused on inclusive development and empowerment for all.
Speaking on how the Congress had mislead the Nation by making false promises and wrong claims, Shri Modi stated that their assurance of eliminating poverty had fallen flat. “Do look back at the promises made by Congress. They said Jhuggi Jhopdis will be wiped out. But what has happened? Half the elections are over but they have not talked about their promise to remove Jhuggi Jhopdis. They are least bothered,” said Shri Modi.
He condemned the Congress’ approach of ignoring the welfare of the Nation and its people, and instead focusing on benefiting their own family members. He spoke of how the Congress’ ideology of seeing the Nation as just a piece of land, rather than as its ‘Motherland’, was a serious threat to the country and its people. “From Congress actions it seems India is not Matrubhumi but Matra Bhoomi (only a piece of land). For us India is Motherland but for you it is Mother's Land...you need to think beyond only Elections,” said Shri Modi.
Affirming the BJP’s focus of making an India where every person has a house and all basic facilities, by the year 2022 when India would celebrate its 75th year of Independence, Shri Modi emphasized on how the Party’s focus was on ‘Rashtraneeti’ and not ‘Raajneeti’. He also spoke of the BJP’s emphasis on ensuring the safety and security of its people, along with giving job opportunities to the youth. “Women empowerment and jobs to youth are a priority for us,” said Shri Modi, even as he called for the need to provide people with better opportunities of growth, especially for those in the agriculture sector.
Referring to Smt. Smriti Irani’s candidature from Amethi, Shri Modi said that the announcement of her contesting as the BJP candidate from Amethi had made the Congress speed up their act, as within a span of merely 10 days, the ‘Mother’ (Congress President) had to take charge and come forward to save her son. “Smriti Irani and BJP workers must be congratulated. Congress is scared now wondering if the Mother-Son will be in Parliament or not,” said Shri Modi.
He urged the people to support the BJP and enable the formation of a strong and stable government in Delhi. “India does not want leaders whose sole aim is to save their chairs. We now need a strong government,” said Shri Modi.
Shri Modi also spoke of the storm which hit Gujarat on the evening today, and stated that he had taken stock of the situation from interaction with the officers.