Shri Modi said, “Nowadays, half of the papers are filled with news about CBI. With every passing day the Government is hatching new conspiracies and their biggest tool in this is the CBI, which is now the Congress bureau of investigation.” He went on to say, “I tell the Government in Delhi, standing in front of the youth of Gujarat, do not show us the fear of CBI!” Shri Modi commented that for all the politicization of CBI, its misuse to trouble innocent people, the Government of India would have to answer to the people. Referring to those who are being a part of this to please political masters, Shri Modi said that what they are doing is not the right thing in a democracy.
The Chief Minister affirmed, “Truth must be presented as truth. Do not spread lies to defame Gujarat.” He urged the Government to devote more time to relief operations in flood affected Uttarakhand rather than working on political matters using the CBI. “CBI is working in political matters. You use the CBI to jail Modi, his ministers but spend that much time on relief work in Uttarakhand. Spend time to serve those that are suffering and if you want to complete, let us compete, let us compete on how many jobs we can give to the youth and how many jobs you can give to the youth.”
Shri Modi stated that there were elections in Gujarat recently where the Congress could have explained their stand to the people. “If you had explained to the people, they may have voted us out of power and we would have accepted it. But the people of Gujarat showed their affection for us and then you use CBI. But, I am not the one who is scared of CBI,” he avowed. Shri Modi also stressed on the need to stand shoulder to shoulder in taking Gujarat to new heights of development, taking the development to the poor, serving the needy and giving jobs to the youth.
Large number of youngsters were present on the occasion and Shri Modi’s points of the misuse of CBI were met with thunderous applause from the youth repeatedly.