On Sunday 30th March 2014 the NDA’s PM candidate Shri Narendra Modi addresses a large rallies in Amravati, Akola and Nanded in Maharashtra. Shri Modi urged the people to support the BJP-Shiv Sena- RPI and Shetkari Mahayuti and make Pujya Balasaheb Thackeray’s dream of a Congress and NCP free Maharashtra and India come true. He said, “The respected Balasaheb Thackeray is not here among us but he lives on in our hearts. It is upto us to fulfill his dream of a Maharashtra and India that is free from Congress and NCP.” Shri Modi said that the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections is a battle between good governance agenda of the NDA versus the misgovernance and corruption of the UPA.
Addressing a historic rally in Nanded, Shri Modi called upon the people of Nanded to defeat former Maharashtra Chief Minister, Shri Ashok Chavan. He came out all guns blazing against the former Maharashtra Chief Minister and the Congress leadership over the Adarsh scam, even questing the commitment of Congress VP Shri Rahul Gandhi to combat corruption. He reminded the Congress Vice President over his recent comments on investigation against Shri Ashok Chavan and questioned whether rewarding him with a ticket Congress’ definition of investigation. He described the giving of the ticket as shameless and commented on the very ‘Adarsh’ set of leaders the Congress has.
He went on to say that for him, Adarsh is not only about corruption and about giving one’s relatives flats but it symbolizes the disrespect the Congress has for the armed forces. Mincing no words, he said, “On this pure land of Guru Gobind Singh I assure the people that we will not spare those who looted the heroes of Kargil. We stand for clean politics and I assure you that we will put systems in place where corrupt belonging to each and every party have their cases disposed in one year. The guilty will be punished and those who were wrongly implicated will be relieved. I don’t care which party the leader will belong to.”
Not sparring Shri Ashok Chavan for the manner in which he ensured the withdrawal of sitting Nanded MP and his brother-in-law, Shri Modi commented that in our Indian culture we are taught to give our sisters as much as we can but here is a person who has taken away from his sister!
Shri Modi was extremely critical of the UPA misrule and their lack of compassion towards the suffering farmers. Referring to Congress Vice President Shri Rahul Gandhi, Shri Modi affirmed that he came to Vidarbha but all he spoke about was Gujarat. He reminded the Congress Vice President that these are not the Gujarat Elections and that it is him and his Party that must tell the people what they have done for the people of India in the last decade. Reacting to the Congress Vice President’s comment on bursting the balloon of Gujarat’s development, Shri Modi stated that he came to Gujarat in 2007 and 2012 but the people of Gujarat sided with the truth. Shri Modi reminded the Congress VP that the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation that has close links with his family has also lauded Gujarat’s development.
Equally critical of the lack of concern of Union Agriculture Minister Shri Sharad Pawar, the NDA’s PM candidate said, “The Agriculture Minister of India is from Maharashtra but he is unable to save farmers. He has time to talk about cricket but no time to talk about suffering farmers.”In Akola he took up the issue of the suffering of the cotton farmers and questioned the Agriculture Minister on the manner in which export ban of cotton export was placed. He added that while the UPA government bans cotton exports, it encourages mutton exports.
Shri Modi did not spare the rampant corruption and misgovernance by the Congress-NCP leaders both in the State and the Centre. He affirmed that Maharashtra is the same land that gave us Shivaji Maharaj, who is a torch bearer of good governance but today, leaders from the State are involved in Adarsh and CWG scams. Commenting on the LBT, imposed by the State Government he opined, “LBT is nothing but Looto Baato Tax. This tax is ruining the traders of Maharashtra.” He added that the leaders of the Congress are not aware of what poverty is and that explains their indifference towards the poor.
Shri Modi raised the all-important issue of black money and asked the people whether black money should return or not, to which the people said YES! He assured the people that the NDA government would bring back every Paisa of black money and use the money for the development of the poor. Commenting on the Congress' lack of commitment towards bringing back black money, Shri Modi pointed that they don't want to return black money as they are aware whom the money belongs to. Shri Modi questioned the Finance Minister on the unutilized Nirbhaya Fund and added that such insult showcases the Congress' lack of respect towards women.
Exposing the Congress and its allies, Shri Modi avowed that usually coalitions are formed to defeat the incumbent government but this time there are all sorts of efforts being made to prevent him from winning in the elections. “The reason is clear. Those who have looted the nation know where their place is after 16th May,” Shri Modi said, receiving a thunderous applause from the audience.
Extending GudiPadwa greetings to the people of Maharashtra, he urged the people to take a pledge to defeat the Congress-NCP and usher in an era of good governance.
Those present on the occasion included Amravati MP and Shiv Sena leader Shri Anandrao Adsul, senior Shiv Sena leader and MLA ShriSubhash Desai, Maharashtra BJP President Shri Devendra Fadnavis and other leaders of the Mahayuti. In Nanded, Shri Gopinath Munde expressed confidence that Mahayuti will win all seats in Maharashtra and that former Maharashtra CM Shri Ashok Chavan will be defeated. He assured a toll-Mukt Maharashtra and a state where interests of farmers are safeguarded.