PM Modi addresses public meetings in Madurai and Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu

Published By : Admin | April 2, 2021 | 11:30 IST
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PM Modi today addressed public meetings in Tamil Nadu’s Madurai and Kanyakumari. Talking about his visit to Madurai’s Meenakshi Temple, PM Modi said, “Yesterday, I had the blessed opportunity to pray at the Sri Meenakshi Temple. I will cherish those divine moments for the rest of my life.”

Lauding Madurai’s association with Tamil culture, PM Modi asserted, “Madurai is closely associated with the world's oldest language, Tamil. Here, one thinks about the Tamil Sangams. I want to appreciate all those working to make Tamil culture and literature more popular. This land had a great influence on Mahatma Gandhi.”

Invoking MGR’s contributions, the Prime Minister stated, “South Tamil Nadu and specially Madurai has a special association with MGR. Madurai Veeran… who can forget this film. We all know who was among those who lent his voice to MGR- it was T. M. Soundararajan. In 1980 Congress dismissed MGR’s democratically elected Government. Elections were called and MGR won from the Madurai West seat. The people of Madurai stood behind him like a rock. In 1977, 1980 and 1984, MGR won from Southern Tamil Nadu.”

PM Modi highlighted the developmental schemes started by the centre, he said, “We started Jal Jeevan Mission. Our aim is to ensure tap water connections to every home in India by 2024. In Tamil Nadu, more than 16 lakh tap water connections have been provided since the launch. In this year's union budget, a series of economic corridors have been announced, and one of them is the Madurai-Kollam corridor. Funds allocated for railway infra projects in TN have increased by a record 238% compared to 2009.”

“Guided by the mantra of Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas, the NDA government is working to bring a positive change in the lives of 130 crore Indians. For Tamil Nadu and especially Southern Tamil Nadu, we want to focus on Infrastructure, Irrigation, Investment,” he added.

Hitting out at Congress-DMK alliance, PM Modi alleged, “DMK and Congress have no real agenda to talk about but they should control their lies because people are not foolish. Congress-DMK keep showing themselves as the only protectors of Tamil Culture, but the facts suggest something else.”

“In 2016 the Tamil Nadu Congress manifesto called for a ban on Jallikattu. Congress and DMK should be ashamed of themselves. In 2016-2017, the common people of Tamil Nadu wanted a solution and wanted Jallikattu to continue. I could sense their pain. Our Government then cleared an ordinance brought by the AIADMK Government in Tamil Nadu, which allowed Jallikattu to take place,” he said while addressing a rally in Madurai.

Attacking the opposition, The Prime Minister remarked, “Congress and DMK have mastered the art of not working & then spreading lies about those who actually work. A classic example is the issue of AIIMS Madurai. In their many many years in power, Congress and DMK did not even think about it. It was our Government that brought AIIMS here.”

Speaking about the Nari Shakti, the PM stated, “Madurai teaches us important lessons on empowering Nari Shakti. We see it in the way Meenakshi Amman is worshipped. We see it in the respect given to Kannagi Amman, Rani Mangammal, Rani Velu Nachiyar.”

In Kanyakumari, PM Modi talked about the Rameshwaram-Dhanushkodi railway line which was damaged in 1964. He said, “50 long years but no one thought about repairing the railway line of Rameshwaram-Dhanushkodi. It was our Government that started work on creating a new railway line. Same for the Pamban Rail Bridge. Previous Govts ignored it. We focussed on reconstructing it.”

Continuing his tirade against Congress, the PM alleged, “In Central Delhi, very valuable real estate has been given for memorials of one dynasty only. What did we do? We created a memorial for beloved Doctor Kalam in Tamil Nadu. I personally went for it’s inauguration.”

He insinuated that in Tamil Nadu, the situation is such that senior DMK leaders, who worked shoulder to shoulder with Kalaignar are feeling suffocated due to the newly minted Crown Prince of the party. He also slammed the opposition for Dynasty politics, said, “While our focus is development, the opposition has reduced itself to a dynasty club. All they want is to secure the position of their own children and grandchildren. They are not bothered about your sons and daughter.”

“Our Government does not see people’s caste, creed or faith before serving them. Ours is a Government for everyone. Father Alexis Prem Kumar belongs to Tamil Nadu. But, his desire to serve others took him to Afghanistan. For 18 long months, terrorists made him a hostage. His own family had given up on him. But, our Government did not. He came back safely home. In the same way, Father Tom returned safe and sound from Yemen,” PM Modi shared these rescue operations while speaking at the rally in Kanyakumari.

Talking about three pillars for coastal development, PM Modi asserted, “First is- Increasing Opportunities through port led development and modern infrastructure. Second- we are increasing Incomes through major push to blue economy. New fishing harbours, fish landing centres are coming up. Third pillar is - increasing Connectivity through better roads and inland waterways.”

Pm Modi thanked people of Tamil Nadu for attending the public meeting and urged voters to turn out in record numbers to vote for the NDA in upcoming elections.


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Ahead of the Lok Sabha elections in 2024, Prime Minister Narendra Modi received a warm welcome from the people of Bhiwani-Mahendragarh as he addressed a public rally in Haryana. He began his speech by extending greetings on the auspicious occasion of ‘Buddha Purnima.’ He remarked that in Haryana, a glass of Rabdi and a roti with onion are enough to satisfy one’s hunger. Amidst the enthusiastic crowd, PM Modi said, “The people of Haryana only echo one sentiment: ‘Fir ek Baar Modi Sarkar’.”

Emphasizing the significance of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, PM Modi stated, “The 2024 elections will determine the future of India.” He criticized the I.N.D.I alliance, asserting that they are inherently unstable and adhere to the ‘5 PMs, 5 years’ formula. He remarked, “I.N.D.I alliance only spreads the politics of communalism, casteism & dynasty.”

Highlighting Congress's character, PM Modi said, “In the 2024 elections, people have understood the true face of Congress.” He accused Congress of prioritizing vote banks, even supporting the partition of India for this reason. He added that Congress aims to provide religion-based reservations at the expense of SC-ST-OBC reservations. He further criticized TMC, a part of the I.N.D.I alliance, for granting OBC reservations to illegal immigrants from the minority community. PM Modi said that even the Calcutta High Court overturned this blatant injustice being done to members of the OBC community and reprimanded the TMC government for granting religion-based reservations to illegal immigrants belonging to minority communities at the cost of reservations meant for the OBCs. He declared, “Reservation for SC-ST-OBCs is their ‘Adhikar’ & Modi is the ‘Chowkidar’ of this ‘Adhikar’.”

Taking a dig at Congress, PM Modi said, “I.N.D.I alliance can go to any extent to secure their vote-banks.” He accused Congress of developing an anti-Shri Ram stance and opposing the Pran-Pratishtha of Shri Ram, to lock up the Shri Ram Mandir in Ayodhya.

PM Modi further criticized Congress for disrespecting both faith and the Tiranga. He said, “Congress not only insults our faith but also our Tiranga.” He accused Congress of keeping Kashmir away from India for 70 years and preventing the hoisting of the Tiranga in Kashmir. He added, “Congress betrayed the trust of our Indian Bravehearts in the case of OROP.” He contrasted Congress’s allocation of only Rs. 500 crores with his government's earmarking of more than Rs. 1.25 lakh crores to comprehensively resolve the issue.

Rebuking the Congress model of governance, PM Modi said, “Congress converted Haryana into a machine of ‘Loot’.” He accused past Congress governments of deceiving Haryana’s youth and promoting a Transfer-Posting industry. He noted, “In the last decade, the face of infrastructure has changed, enabling holistic development.” He promised, “The next 5 years will be dedicated to India’s Semiconductors, Drones, Food Processing & Startups,” and emphasized that the people of Haryana would play a key role in these sectors.

Accusing Congress of betraying Haryana's farmers, PM Modi said, “Haryana's farmers have suffered Congress-led betrayal.” He emphasized his government’s prioritization of Haryana’s irrigation potential and the MSP provided for more than 14 products in the state. He also mentioned showcasing Bajra-made products from Haryana to international delegates during the G20 meeting, highlighting the efforts of Haryana's farmers.

In conclusion, PM Modi acknowledged the contributions of Chaudhary Bansi Lal Ji to the development of Mahendragarh-Bhiwani and called upon all voters to wholeheartedly support the BJP in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.