Watch : Shri Narendra Modi addressing a Public Meeting in Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan
Shri Narendra Modi addressed a series of public meetings in various parts of Rajasthan on Tuesday 19th November 2013. Shri Modi began his campaign by speaking in Alwar (Alwar district), which was followed by a well-attended public meeting in Pala (Bharatpur district) and in Sawai Madhopur and Bandikui. In his speeches, Shri Modi delivered a sharp attack on the misgovernance of the Rajasthan government under Shri Ashok Gehlot and gave a clarion call to defeat the Congress government. “Uproot the Congress, that has destroyed the nation, from this land of Rajasthan. Under Vasundhara ji take Rajasthan to greater heights and make the BJP victorious in the coming elections,” Shri Modi affirmed.
Shri Narendra Modi minced no words in saying that if the nation has to progress, it has to be free from the menace of corruption and attacked the corrupt ways of the Congress Party. “Aakash, Prithvi, Patal…Congress ne kuch nahi chhoda” (Be it the skies, the land the Congress has left nothing) and added, “Submarine scam, rail scam, Adarsh, coal scam, Congress scams are spread across all 3 Loks. Who Rail me Khate Hain, Khel Me Khate Hain; Khet Me Khate Hain, Ret Me Bhi Khate Hain” (Congress steals in railways and sports, they steal in the farms and they steal in the soil). Shri Modi spoke against the large amounts of money that are stashed abroad in foreign banks and questioned the Centre over their silence on bringing this money back, saying that the people have the right to know who that money belonged to.
He did not spare the dismal record of governance in Rajasthan under Shri Ashok Gehlot, saying it is Number 1 for all the wrong reasons. Referring to the working of the Congress government, Shri Modi urged the people to reject a Government that does not work for 55 months and replace it with a Government that will work for all 60 months. Shri Modi avowed that the law and order situation in Rajasthan is extremely poor and shared that both the Honourable Rajasthan High Court and the Honourable Supreme Court of India have rebuked the Rajasthan Government, saying it cannot stay in power if the Government is not able to deliver.
Elaborating further, Shri Modi pointed that if there was any state topping the list in atrocities towards tribal communities, it is Rajasthan. Similarly, the Gehlot government failed to provide clean drinking water to the people of Rajasthan, Shri Modi stated. He also criticized the Rajasthan government for the poor condition of roads in the state, adding that even Shri Gehlot’s colleagues in his Ministry say when we enter Gujarat by road we can sleep peacefully as the roads are smooth. Shri Modi recalled the rebuke of the Rajasthan Government by the Honourable Governor of Rajasthan.
Shri Modi further said, “You (Ashok Gehlot-led Congress government in Rajasthan) are ahead in corruption. If there is a record for most ministers in jail, that too has been held by your government. There have been over 40 instances of violence under your tenure. Who is responsible for this? People need to be saved from your path!”
Watch : Shri Narendra Modi addressing a Public Meeting in Alwar, Rajasthan
Giving a fitting reply to Rajasthan Chief Minister Shri Ashok Gehlot, who likes to bring Gujarat in everything Shri Modi affirmed, “Day and night the Rajasthan CM is talking about Gujarat. Is the election in Gujarat or Rajasthan? Should we talk about Gujarat or Rajasthan? Gujarat does not need any certificates from the Rajasthan Chief Minister. And Gehlot ji, please see your own leaders!” He added, “In December 2012 we presented our work to the people and we got a third term to serve them.”
In Sawai Madhopur, Shri Narendra Modi stated that the Congress has no faith in democracy and further criticized the Congress for their failure to fulfill promises made to the people. He said that wherever there have been BJP governments, there has been development and he gave the example of Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s work in Madhya Pradesh, which removed MP from the category of BIMARU states. Shri Modi urged people to vote early and gave a call of ‘Pehle Matadan, Phir Jalpan’ (vote first, eat later.’
BJP leaders, Karyakartas and people from every section of society cutting across all age groups came to hear Shri Modi during all these public meetings.