Shri Modi travelled to Chennai on 18th October 2013 to deliver the memorial lecture on “India and the World” organised by the Palkhiwala foundation. He was warmly greeted by lot of supporters and party workers at the airport.
Addressing the gathered people Shri Narendra Modi said that in North India no one believed that there is a wave of change even in Tamil Nadu. He added that he wanted to convey his thankfulness to everyone in Tamil Nadu for the success of the Trichy rally and added that credit for the success of the rally goes to the people of Tamil Nadu as well as the party workers.
He opined that the mood of the workers shows that they are determined to fulfill the dream of the people which is of a Congress Mukt Bharat. Shri Modi said that there was a huge cyclone in the coastal areas of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha and it seemed as if it would cause huge destruction in these states. But luckily it could not cause much damage. He added that this cyclone was rendered ineffective as there is a huge cyclone of change in this country which will prevent any other cyclone. Shri Modi said that the world is laughing at us as the Central Government is searching for gold because of someone’s dream. He asked the Central Government whether they know that amount of Black Money stashed in Swiss Banks is greater than 1000 tonnes of gold. Shri Modi added that if that Black Money from foreign banks is brought back, the Government will not have to search for Gold like this.
He said that there are clear signs that the people of Tamil Nadu have also decided to change the Government at the centre. He added that if a BJP led government is formed at the centre it will leave no stone unturned for the development of Tamil Nadu.