Watch : Shri Modi addressing a Public Meeting in Vikasnagar, Uttarakhand
Addressing massive rallies at Kangra, Mandi and Shimla in Himachal Pradesh, and at Vikasnagar in Uttarakhand, on 29th April, Shri Narendra Modi spoke of how development was the solution to all problems, and reinforcing the BJP’s focus on this, urged the people to vote for the Lotus and bring in better governance in the Nation.
In Himachal Pradesh, Shri Modi recalled the contribution of Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee towards the region and assured the people of a new and better government under the BJP. “When the new government is made, once again the people of Himachal Pradesh will say this government is ours,” said Shri Modi.
Shri Narendra Modi talked about the rich contribution of the armed forces in our history and recalled the immense contribution of Major Som Nath Sharma and Captain Vikram Batra.
Watch : Shri Modi addressing a public meeting in Kangra, Himachal Pradesh
Taking a dig at the Congress over misleading the armed forces, Shri Modi said, “I do not like saying it but Congress is a party that betrays people. It is a Dhokhebaz Party. See how Congress has misled the servicemen over One Rank One Pension. They have been doing it for last so many elections. There are vacancies in the Army but UPA is not doing anything about it. How will youth get jobs then?” He further exposed the corrupt practices of the Congress, citing examples of how projects were stalled if the ‘Jayanthi Tax’ was not paid (referring to the corruption under former Minister of State for Environment and Forest Jayanthi Natarajan).
Shri Modi recalled his early days spent in Uttarakhand, as an organization worker, and also spoke of how during the recent floods in the State, the BJP karyakartas had worked extensively, serving the people affected by the natural calamity. “During the time of calamity I used to talk to Mala ji & I saw how she was always among people and serving them, wiping their tears. Mala ji did all that a Mother would do for those suffering,” said Shri Modi, referring to the BJP candidate from the region Mala Rajya Lakshmi, and hailing her as the ‘Rajmata’ in the real sense.
Speaking on the rich diversity of India, Shri Modi stated how a different development plan for different regions, depending on their requirements and capabilities, was the need-of-the-hour and would go a long way in ensuring overall development of the Nation.
Affirming the Congress’ defeat, Shri Modi spoke of how the people of Uttarakhand too would ensure their wipe out from the State. He urged the people to vote for the BJP and enable the formation of a strong and stable government at the Centre. “I am asking you for 60 months to serve you. I assure you that we will fulfil your dreams that lie broken in last decade,” said Shri Modi.
Former HP CM Shri Shanta Kumar was present during the rally at Kangra, and he recalled how Shri Prem Kumar Dhumal and he had worked for the glory and pride of Himachal Pradesh. He also conveyed complete support of the people of Himachal for Shri Modi and stated how they were keen on ensuring a better India.
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