People are well aware of the difference between Congress and the BJP: PM Modi

Published By : Admin | December 8, 2017 | 15:41 IST
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Campaigning in Banaskantha district today, PM Narendra Modi said that the mood of people in the region clearly indicated in which direction the wind was blowing.

Shri Modi said that people of Patan and Banaskantha were well aware of the difference between Congress and the BJP. “When there were floods here Congress MLAs were relaxing in Bengaluru whereas BJP leaders were working with people, helping in relief operations... BJP was doing relief work, Congress was busy with resort work”, he added.

PM Modi remarked that the conduct of Mrs. Indira Gandhi and the Congress in Morbi and the service of RSS and Jan Sangh Karyakartas were for everyone to see. He added that RSS and Jan Sangh did everything possible and stood shoulder to shoulder with people. The PM said, “Those who did not stand with Banaskantha in the bad times of flood cannot be expected to serve either this district or the state of Gujarat.”

The PM spoke how the BJP governments over the years ensured that Narmada waters reach the region. “Earlier, people from here would have to travel a considerable distance to pray to Maa Narmada. Due to BJP, Narmada waters have come to this region and Maa Narmada is blessing us all”, he said. 

Highlighting that the region had immense potential for solar energy, the PM said that BJP government was working on solar pumps that would benefit farmers. He also shed light on how neem coating of urea also benefitted them widely.

Taking a jibe at Mani Shankar Aiyar’s comment on removing him, Shri Modi remarked, “Mr. Mani Shankar Aiyar told people when he visited Pakistan - remove Modi from the way and then see what will happen to India-Pakistan peace. What did he mean by removing me from the way? And what is my crime- that we have the blessings of the people.” 

“When I had taken over as CM, farmers from Patan and Banaskantha met me and I told them to focus on irrigation. People told me this approach will ensure you are defeated. I said- I do not care of the chair, I want to work for the farmers and want to work for Banaskantha, Patan”, the PM added furthermore. 

At the public meeting in Kalol, PM Modi hit out at Congress leader and lawyer Kapil Sibal for linking Ram Mandir case with 2019 elections. The PM remarked, “For the last two days a top Congress leader and an illustrious lawyer has been speaking. He is free to represent whoever he wants to, that is his prerogative. But, why does he want to prolong the Ayodhya Case when all stakeholders want an early solution?” 

Adding further, the PM said that instead of coming clear on why he wanted the Ayodhya Matter to be discussed in court after 2019, Mr. Sibal was busy saying whose lawyer was he. “He says he does not represent the Sunni Wakf Board but then he should say who he is representing?” added Shri Modi. He said that Congress should remove such a lawyer from their party. 

The PM remarked that chair did not matter for him, but what mattered most was wellbeing of the country. “I will work for the country tirelessly”, he said at the rally in Kalol. 

He also accused the UPA government and former Rajasthan CM, who also belonged to the Congress for obstructing the implementation of Sujalam Sufalam Yojana. He remarked, “One Congress leader, a former Rajasthan CM himself, wrote a letter that Gujarat cannot use water from Mahi River. He called for Sujalam Sufalam Yojana not to be implemented he even complained to UPA government. But I said whatever may come I will provide water to North Gujarat.” 

He also recalled an instance from Rajkot where Dr. Manmohan Singh was presented a book containing the scams under the UPA.

At the public meeting in Ahmedabad’s Nikol, PM Modi said Congress would not win elections in Gujarat as they had anti-development mindset and believed in divisive politics.

“Politics of development does not appeal to the Congress Party”, remarked Shri Modi.

Highlighting several development works done by the BJP in Gujarat, he said that it was the BJP that built the Sabarmati riverfront. He said that the river was in a pitiable condition when Congress ruled the state. He also spoke how keeping small shops open for longer durations gave several people economic opportunities.

Hitting out the Mani Shankar Aiyar, Anand Sharma and Digvijaya Singh trio, PM Modi said, “They have not called me 'Neech' for the first time yesterday. Mrs. Sonia Gandhi and her family members have used it too. Why am I 'Neech' - because I was born poor, because I am of a lower caste, because I am a Gujarati? Is that why they hate me?”

Adding furthermore the PM stated, “What did Anand Sharma say- PM Modi is mentally unstable. One Congress leader re-tweeted such an offensive Tweet about me that I cannot even say it. What did Digvijaya Singh Tweet about me?”

He noted how Digvijaya Singh had termed Modi Sarkar as ‘Raakshas Raaj’ and called him a ‘Raakshas’; Pramod Tiwari, who headed the Congress in UP, said Modi was in the list of Hitler, Mussolini and Gaddafi; Jairam Ramesh compared him to Bhasmasur; Beni Prasad Verma called him a mad dog and said we won't let this mad dog win; Ghulam Nabi Azad said he was Gangu Teli; Imran Massod, who they gave a ticket to had said he would cut Modi into pieces; Renuka Chowdhury called him a virus and said he would bring Namonitis.

“Day and night the Congress has abused me. I keep quiet only because my priority is work”, Shri Modi remarked.

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Lok Sabha election 2024 campaigning gathers pace as PM Modi, the NDA's star campaigner, intensifies efforts ahead of the 5th phase. Today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a euphoric crowd in Jhargram, West Bengal, delivering a message that resonated all the way to Tamluk. He promised to improve the state's declining situation through his tireless efforts.

In his address to the people, PM Modi highlighted the desperation within the TMC as they faced inevitable defeat. The PM remarked “Despite their attempts to rally support, the people of Bengal are not swayed. Seeing their downfall, TMC resorts to abusing the BJP and threatening the public. Yesterday they attacked Congress, but today they claim to be part of the INDI Alliance. The people of Bengal are wise; they see Congress as a sinking ship and know TMC’s vessel is also leaking. Even if they cling to each other, they will still drown.”

PM Modi emphasized the country's rejection of those who held India back for decades. He reminded the nation of the Congress government's record of scams while the world advanced. “For 60 years, they chanted slogans of eradicating poverty, yet failed to deliver. The country knows it is Modi who made India the world's fifth-largest economy, lifted 25 crore people out of poverty, and resolved long-standing issues. Article 370 was removed, terrorism buried in Kashmir, Pakistan given a fitting response, Naxalism broken, and corruption curbed. This son of the poor is dedicated to the welfare of every citizen,” he added.

Calling out loudly against the damaging anti-development policies of TMC, PM Modi remarked, “Government jobs are under the grip of TMC's syndicate. There's a rate card for jobs. Have you seen how they looted in the Teacher Recruitment Scam? I assure you... The end of this looting will come with the press of the lotus button.”

“In our schools, temples of education, they did not spare even those. TMC ministers openly sold jobs, jeopardizing the future of our new generation. Do you know who is protecting these scams? Who is shielding the accused of corruption? Who is preventing CBI from doing its job,” he added.

In a sharp critique of TMC, PM Modi said, " TMC poses a threat not only to the people of Bengal but also to Bengal's identity. Today, the entire country is concerned about Bengal. Every day there is violence in Bengal... BJP karyakartas are attacked. Even in Jhargram, BJP karyakartas were murdered. Communal riots are becoming common in Bengal. There are attempts to erase the identity of tribal brothers and sisters.”

PM Modi criticized the current government for welcoming infiltrators, stating, "TMC is concerned only about its vote bank. They are allowing infiltrators to settle in Bengal, leading to a decline in the population of Bengal's border areas. These infiltrators come into our country and occupy the lands of our Dalits, backward classes, and tribals."

Furthermore, he said, “TMC and Congress together want to legalize the occupation of infiltrators. The Congress party is saying they will investigate everyone's property. Then they will give your money, your land to their vote bank. Do you accept this? Will you let this happen?”

Slamming the opposition, PM Modi stated, “Baba Saheb Ambedkar opposed religion-based reservations, a misconception of our Constitution. Despite this, the Congress-led alliance seeks to provide reservations to SC, ST, OBC across the country for electoral gains. They have revoked OBC reservations in Karnataka, reallocating them to Muslims. On April 23rd, I challenged Congress and the INDI alliance, demanding a commitment that they won't revoke SC, ST, OBC reservations or grant reservations to Muslims. Since then, they have fallen silent out of fear.”

Unveiling the bitter truths, PM Modi exposed the grim realities of the Congress party, the PM said, “I have just seen a video of Congress Shehzada on social media today. In this video, the Congress Shehzada openly says that Congress will give reservations to Muslims. On one hand, then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh kept saying repeatedly that Muslims have the first right to the country's resources... and on the other hand, controlling the government remotely, the Shehzada is banging the rhythm to say that Congress will give reservations to Muslims. This is the truth of Congress, they will give reservations to Muslims and that too, by taking away reservations of SC, ST, OBC. In this 2024 election, Modi has removed the veil of Congress's Muslim league thought and exposed it. That's why these people are restless.”

PM Modi lashed out at the TMC, stating, "In Bengal, TMC is responsible for attacking your faith. TMC leaders deem the Ram Mandir unholy and the government halts Ram Navami celebrations. TMC goons orchestrate attacks on Ram Navami processions. The Chief Minister herself threatens Hindu saints. Ramakrishna Mission, ISKCON, Bharat Sevashram, pillars of Bengal's spirituality, face threats from the CM's platform. This intimidation emboldens TMC goons further. Recently, vandalism at Ramakrishna Mission ashram in Jalpaiguri highlights the escalating situation. Threats to Ramakrishna Mission in Bengal, vandalism in ashrams - no one ever imagined this. But to appease their vote bank, the TMC government is crossing all limits."

In his concluding remarks, PM Modi made a heartfelt request to the people of Jhargram. He urged every voter to support the BJP for a developed Bengal and to vote for progress and prosperity. The PM emphasized that their support would elevate Bengal to new heights. He promised to work tirelessly to fulfil their dreams. He encouraged the crowd to visit every village, spreading his greetings and gratitude.