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PM Modi lauds contribution of Kutchi Leva Patel Community in various welfare activities and the development of East Africa
Kutch which was once considered a deserted place, has been converted into a prime tourist destination: PM Modi
The double engine strength of the Centre and the State Government is carrying out development activities in Kutch region: PM

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi addressed the Silver Jubilee Celebrations of the Shree Kutchi Leva Patel Samaj in Nairobi, Kenya via video conferencing, today.

In his address, the Prime Minister lauded the contribution of Kutchi Leva Patel Community in various welfare activities and the development of East Africa. He also recalled the role of members of Indian community in the Kenya’s freedom movement.

The Prime Minister appreciated the contribution of Kutchi samaj towards all round   development especially their role in the reconstruction and rehabilitation after the earthquake in Kutch in 2001. He said, “Kutch which was once considered a deserted place, has been converted into a prime tourist destination”. The Prime Minister underlined his Government’s sustained efforts, when he was the Chief Minister of Gujarat, in bringing Narmada water to the far flung areas of the Kutch region.

The Prime Minister highlighted the double engine strength of the Centre and the State Government in carrying out the development activities in the region. “The region has received thousands of crore rupees of investment in last few years”, he said. He also informed the gathering about the proposed Ro-Ro service in Gujarat between Kutch and Jamnagar.

The Prime Minister emphasized that the engagement of India and African Countries has been on the rise. “ India Africa Summit and a meeting of African Development Bank were held in India, recently”, he said. He also mentioned that the President, Vice President, and himself as the Prime Minister of India have visited various African countries on more than 20 occasions, during the tenure of present Government.

During his address, the Prime Minister also invited persons in the gathering, especially who have not visited India, on the occasion of Kumbha Mela in January 2019 to experience the cultural and spiritual tradition of India.

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi congratulated the gathering on the occasion of the Silver Jubilee Celebrations of the Nairobi-West Complex of Shree Kutchi Leva Patel Samaj.

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Continuing his campaigning spree for the second phase of assembly elections, PM Modi today addressed public meetings in Kalol and Chhota Udepur, Gujarat. Taking over the G20 presidency, PM Narendra Modi said today is a big day for India, a historic day. “With the blessings of Maa Kalika, today is an auspicious day for the presidency of India to begin in the G20. This is a matter of great pride for all of us,” he said.

Addressing the huge rally, PM Modi iterated, “Kalol is the center of economic activities of Panchmahal. Industrial centers like Halol-Kalol and Panchmahal are benefiting a lot due to the increase in manufacturing in India and the growth of the economy. Today, industrial production worth Rs 30,000 crore is done in Panchmahal district. This year, about 9,500 crores has been exported from Panchmahal district. Thousands of people are getting employment due to this.”

PM Modi accused the Congress of hurling abuses at him, he said, “The Congress does not leave any chance to insult the pride of Gujarat. I am a sevak of Gujarat, a sevak of the country, that's why the Congress has once again hurled abuses at me.” PM Modi launched a frontal attack on the Congress for calling him names, including the promise to show him his ‘aukat’. Referring to Congress leader Malikarjun Kharge’s Ravana remark, he said, “Kharge ji was sent to Gujarat and I was called Ravana by him on the land of Gujarat where Lord Rama devotees live. But it is true that when it comes to Lord Rama, the Congress does not accept his existence. It is also true that the Congress was in pain due to the construction of a grand temple of Lord Ram in Ayodhya.”

PM Modi further listed out the number of ‘gaalis’ hurled at him, he said, “The Congress has considered it its right to abuse me. Had there been faith in democracy, Congress would never have done this. But Congress has faith only on one family. Family is democracy for Congress, family is country for Congress. There is a competition in the Congress party that who can abuse Modi how much?”

Highlights from the Chhota Udepur Public Meeting

Heating up the campaign trail in Gujarat where Assembly elections are taking place, PM Modi mocked the Congress party on their ‘Garibi Hatao’ slogan. He said, “Decades ago, the Congress had given the slogan 'Garibi Hatao'. And they kept on saying this slogan as if this work has to be done by someone else. That's why during its rule Congress kept on saying ‘Garibi Hatao, but the party kept removing the poor from its path.”


Addressing his second rally in Chhota Udepur, PM Modi expounded BJP's commitment to welfare of tribal communities and listed numerous efforts being undertaken. He said, “The biggest beneficiary of the all-round development of the BJP government is our tribal society.” He slammed the Congress party for doing nothing for development of the tribals in the country. He said that the party even created hurdles when a tribal woman was made a candidate for the President’s post.

Talking about the ‘One District, One Product’ scheme, PM Modi stated, “There is hardly any district which does not have its own identity. Now like Chhota Udepur's 'Sankheda' is famous for its handicrafts, furniture made of teak. The demand for this furniture is in the world. I myself have gifted wooden articles made in ‘Sankheda’ to dignitaries of many countries of the world. To give importance to such products, such art, the BJP government has formulated ‘One District, One Product’ scheme.”