"Shri Narendra Modi addresses victory rally in Ahmedabad"
"In a democracy the mandate of the people is important and together we have to work together for the people: Shri Modi in Ahmedabad"
"This mandate is not given to us to make someone feel small. Even those who don't have a single MP, they are as important as others: Shri Modi in Ahmedabad"
"Posts come and go, but this election has laid foundations of Adhunik Bharat: Narendra Modi"
"Development is the only agenda that can save the nation: Shri Modi"
"Let us forget the past. Let us look ahead and make development a mass movement: Shri Modi"
"Desh Chal Pada Hai, Hume Kadam Milana Hai: Shri Modi"
"Last few years were not about pro or anti establishment. There was a vacuum and in that vacuum emerged a ray of hope and trust: Shri Modi"

Speaking to a massive crowd of supporters in his second victory rally, Shri Narendra Modi expressed gratitude and thanked the people for affirming their support for the BJP. Addressing the people of Ahmedabad on the evening of 16th May, within hours of the NDA’s landslide victory in the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections, Shri Narendra Modi assured them of his dedication and determination to work for the peace and progress of the Nation.

Shri Modi thanked the people of Ahmedabad for reposing their faith, despite the fact that he had been unable to address even a single rally in the city. He also thanked the people of the Nation for showing their support and showering their blessings, and stated how this victory was a first-of-its-kind in history since it is for the first time that a Party, other than the Congress, had gained an outstanding majority on its own.

Shri Modi spoke of how such massive support brought along added responsibilities on the Party, and assured the people of BJP’s dedicated focus on ensuring developing and people’s progress. He stated that post the declaration of the results, the need-of-the-hour was to involve everyone in the Nation’s development journey, and affirmed of his vision to engage every Party and Person in the growth story.

Shri Narendra Modi addresses victory rally in Ahmedabad

Shri Modi spoke of how the ‘politics of divide’ had ended today, and the stage had been set for the ‘politics of uniting and developing’. Shri Modi said that despite the disruptive efforts of certain factions at defaming Shri Modi, the Nation had voted solely for the good governance and development modules of the BJP. “It is the youth of India who led from the front in this election, rising above differences of caste and creed. People of India have voted for development. I am seeing the start of a Bhavya and Divya Bharat,” said Shri Modi.

He spoke of how the Election results had disproved the propaganda by vested interest groups, and applauded the people for showing their support for the BJP’s sole agenda of development. “Posts come and go, but this election has laid foundations of Adhunik Bharat. Development is the only agenda that can save the nation,” said Shri Modi.

He also recalled the ‘jan andolan’ attitude prevalent in the minds of the people during pre-Independence, and called upon the people to inculcate the same and work towards making development a mass movement. Shri Modi urged the people to keep development as the core of every pursuit and contribute unitedly in making India prosper.

Rejecting the claims of an anti-establishment victory, Shri Modi spoke of how this resounding win was centered around the ray of hope for the people of the Nation – their ray of hope to free themselves from the shackles of misgovernance. He also thanked the people of Gujarat for enabling him step ahead and work for the Nation. “Your right over me will remain. Just call for me and I will be there,” said Shri Modi.

Senior leaders from Gujarat BJP were present on the occasion.





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May 08, 2021

At the invitation of the President of the European Council Mr. Charles Michel, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi participated in the India-EU Leaders’ Meeting today.

The meeting was held in a hybrid format with the participation of leaders of all the 27 EU Member States as well as the President of the European Council and the European Commission. This is the first time that the EU hosted a meeting with India in the EU+27 format. The meeting was the initiative of the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

During the meeting, the leaders expressed their desire to further strengthen the India-EU Strategic Partnership based on a shared commitment to democracy, fundamental freedoms, rule of law and multilateralism. They exchanged views on three key thematic areas: i) foreign policy and security; ii) COVID-19, climate and environment; and iii) trade, connectivity and technology. They discussed forging closer cooperation on combating the COVID-19 pandemic and economic recovery, tackling climate change, and reforming multilateral institutions. India appreciated the prompt assistance provided by the EU and its member states to combat its second COVID wave.

The leaders welcomed the decision to resume negotiations for balanced and comprehensive free trade and investment agreements. Negotiations on both the Trade and Investment Agreements will be pursued on parallel tracks with an intention to achieve early conclusion of both agreements together. This is a major outcome which will enable the two sides to realise the full potential of the economic partnership. India and the EU also announced dedicated dialogues on WTO issues, regulatory cooperation, market access issues and supply chain resilience, demonstrating the desire to deepen and further diversify economic engagement.

India and the EU launched an ambitious and comprehensive ‘Connectivity Partnership’ which is focused on enhancing digital, energy, transport and people-to-people connectivity. The Partnership is based on the shared principles of social, economic, fiscal, climate and environmental sustainability, and respect for international law and commitments. The Partnership will catalyse private and public financing for connectivity projects. It will also foster new synergies for supporting connectivity initiatives in third countries, including in the Indo-Pacific.

India and the EU leaders reiterated their commitment to achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement and agreed to strengthen joint efforts for mitigation, adaptation and resilience to the impacts of climate change, as well as providing means of implementation including finance in the context of COP26. India welcomed the EU’s decision to join CDRI.

India and the EU also agreed to enhance bilateral cooperation on digital and emerging technologies such as 5G, AI, Quantum and High-Performance Computing including through the early operationalization of the Joint Task Force on AI and the Digital Investment Forum.

The leaders noted with satisfaction the growing convergences on regional and global issues, including counterterrorism, cybersecurity and maritime cooperation. The leaders acknowledged the importance of a free, open, inclusive and rules-based Indo-Pacific and agreed to closely engage in the region, including in the context of India’s Indo-Pacific Ocean’s Initiative and the EU’s new strategy on the Indo-Pacific.

Coinciding with the Leaders’ Meeting, an India-EU Business Roundtable was organised to highlight the avenues for cooperation in climate, digital and healthcare. A finance contract of Euro 150 million for the Pune Metro Rail Project was signed by the Ministry of Finance, Government of India, and European Investment Bank.

India-EU Leaders Meeting has set a significant milestone by providing a new direction to the Strategic Partnership and giving a fresh impetus for implementing the ambitious India-EU Roadmap 2025 adopted at the 15th India-EU Summit held in July 2020.