Continuing his campaigning to ensure consistent development in Gujarat, PM Modi today addressed public meetings in Palanpur, Modasa, Dahegam & Bavla, Gujarat. PM Modi spoke extensively on tourism, environment, water, livestock and nutrition in his address at Palanpur. At Modasa, PM Modi spoke on North Gujarat’s resolute to give the BJP, 100% of the electoral seats. In his address at Dahegam & Bavla, PM Modi spoke on the development for the next 25 years of Gujarat.
Highlights from Palanpur Public Meeting
PM Modi iterated how former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, in 2004, had expressed the need to increase tourism. PM Modi added that post-corona period, domestic tourism has grown massively and further said that Banaskantha has many such opportunities for tourism. PM Modi also spoke on Banaskantha’s role in protecting the environment, PM Modi said, “Banaskantha has full potential to become the hydrogen hub of the future and will accelerate the mission for hydrogen….Banaskantha will save the environment and also save the country's money spent on procuring fuel from other countries”
PM Modi also talked about how Gujarat has been developed as a water-secure state and has now done away with the tanker system. PM Modi said, “Be it Sauni Yojana or Sujalam Suflam Yojana, these have become the nectar of Gujarat's development today”. PM Modi talked about the BJP government's efforts to develop the animal husbandry sector. PM Modi finally addressed the people on the government’s efforts to eradicate malnutrition in Gujarat.
Highlights from Modasa Public Meeting
Slamming the opposition, PM Modi drew a stark contrast between the state of Gujarat and Rajasthan. PM Modi said, “As much faith is there in the government here, there is as much distrust in the Congress government there”, PM Modi explained that the Congress leaders only care about the power and the throne and play divisive politics in the country. PM Modi further said, “The BJP has only one goal, ‘Ek Bharat, Shreshtha Bharat’ ”.
PM Modi iterated on the development Gujarat has undertaken in the last 2 decades, PM Modi said, “In the last 20 years, Gujarat's problems have decreased and facilities have increased”. PM Modi talked extensively about Gujarat’s fight against malnutrition in the state and told people about the rapid progress the state has made under the ‘Narendra-Bhupendra’ government. PM Modi further said that North Gujarat’s water problems have been resolved extensively and told people how the entire Gujarat has tap water connections in their houses today.
On making Gujarat a power-surplus state, PM Modi said, “Today, the capacity to generate electricity in Gujarat has become 5 times more than before”. PM Modi further added that due to surplus electricity, the animal husbandry sector has received immense benefits. Finally, PM Modi addressed the people on the importance of continued development for the next 25 years in Gujarat.
Highlights from Dahegam Public Meeting
PM Modi spoke on the development Gujarat has seen in basic facilities in the last 20-25 years and said that Gujarat is a leader in the country in many parameters of development. PM Modi also spoke on how the economy of the country is placed as the 5th largest in the world whereas, in 2014, it was in 10th place. PM Modi added, “Gujarat's economy has grown 14 times in the last 20 years”.
Talking about Gandhinagar emerging as a hub for education, PM Modi said that over the last 20 years, multiple institutes, universities and schools have been set up in Gandhinagar. PM Modi spoke extensively on how Gujarat is going beyond basic development and is building modern infrastructure, PM Modi further exemplified the GIFT city as a shining model of modern development. PM Modi further equated a developed Gujarat that is necessary for a developed India.
PM Modi iterated on the role of Women and the girl child in developing Gujarat, PM Modi said, “The daughters of Gujarat are going to write the new saga of developed Gujarat”. PM Modi further talked about how the double-engine government is empowering women through various schemes. PM Modi finally addressed the fallacies of the Congress for not providing support to the women and the poor of the country and said that the Congress would have used all the money earmarked for the poor; for themselves.
Highlights From Bavla Public Meeting
In his last public meeting for the day, PM Modi spoke on the soul of India, that is its villages. Hitting out at the opposition, PM Modi slammed the Congress for ignoring the soul of India and said, “When it came to resources and facilities, the villages were not even considered in the Congress governments. As a result, the gap between villages and cities kept on increasing”. PM Modi further added that the condition of villages in Gujarat 20 years ago was dire, but today has been completely revamped under the BJP government.
PM Modi spoke on how increased and regular water supply in the area has strengthened the quality of paddy crops in the region. PM Modi further spoke on the efforts the BJP government has undertaken to bring city-like facilities to villages. PM Modi exemplified various schemes and their benefits to villagers.
PM Modi iterated on the development happening in the industrial sector in Gujarat, PM Modi said. “Due to the efforts of the BJP government, new industries have come up in Bavla, Sanand, Changodar and Kerala, people here have got new opportunities”. PM Modi further said that these developments are also creating massive employment in the state.
Finally addressing the people on the Congress’s failures in the development and preservation of heritage, PM Modi said, “It has been the hallmark of Congress governments that they neither give priority to development nor to heritage….During the Congress governments, neither Lothal was glorified nor the power of this priceless heritage of India was recognized”