Watch : Shri Narendra Modi addressing a Public Meeting in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh
Narendra Modi continued his campaign across Madhya Pradesh, addressing multiple rallies in the poll bound state on Wednesday 20th November 2013. Shri Modi spoke at a rally in Shahdol (Shahdol district), which was followed, by rallies in Singrauli (district) and Jabalpur. Shri Modi affirmed that Madhya Pradesh has been saved due to the BJP and urged the people not to hand over the state to the Congress, which has ruined the nation and would ruin the state as well. He urged the people to sever their ties with those who have been unable to fulfill the promises they made to the people.
Speaking in Jabalpur, Shri Modi said that these elections are between votebank politics and development politics and that development is the only way ahead. He took on the remarks by the Congress Vice President that poverty is a state of mind, saying this is nothing but making fun of the poor. Shri Modi opined that it is acceptable that someone is born in poverty but as a party and a government, their efforts are to ensure that no one dies in poverty.
Showering praise on the work of the Madhya Pradesh Government under the leadership of Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Shri Modi said, “MP Government under Shivraj Singh Chouhan ji has done a lot of work to protect the forests, tribal communities and the women of the state.
MP ke sabhi logon ko Shivraj ji apne lagte hain. Woh samajhte hain Shivraj ji apne Parivar ke hain (In MP, everyone considers Shivraj ji a part of their family). And we are very proud of Shivraj ji. He along with lakhs of Karyakartas are devoted to serving the people of MP. He lauded the work of Shri Chouhan’s Government towards improving maternal health and infant mortality.
Shri Modi affirmed that there is great anger in the minds of people towards the Congress party and they want to punish it. He questioned if the Congress remembered working for welfare of women and children for the 50 years during which they were in power. Shri Modi declared that by taking the name of the poor 50 times a day, the Congress thinks it has become compassionate towards the poor when that is not true. He attacked the Congress for mocking the poor of India and said that the poor do not like to beg for things and get them for free but instead they like a life of dignity where can work and earn their living.
Taking on the Congress for its unfulfilled promises Shri Modi asked what happened to the Congress promise of bringing prices down in 100 days? Referring to the series of unbelievable promises being made by the Congress to the voters of Madhya Pradesh, Shri Modi asked the Congress to first fulfill those promises in states neighbouring Maharashtra and in Karnataka where they are in power before misleading the people of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. “Can you trust the promises by the Congress or the words of their leaders? They are the same people who have misled you so never trust them!” affirmed Shri Modi.
Watch : Shri Narendra Modi addressing a Public Meeting in Shahdol, Madhya Pradesh
Referring to the popularity of the BJP in the hearts and minds of the people Shri Modi pointed that these days it is difficult for the BJP to do a rally in the heart of a city and have to do it on the outer areas considering the large number of people who want to attend them.
Speaking in Shahdol district, Shri Narendra Modi talked about the contribution of Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan in the development of tribal communities. He recalled that it was 50 years after Independence that a department for tribal affairs was created by Atal ji. He asked why the Congress did not do the same for so many years. Shri Modi congratulated Shri Chouhan for setting up medical and engineering colleges in remote areas, which have opened several opportunities for the tribal youth. He further said, “Wherever BJP has got a chance to form the government, see the efforts they have made towards the development of tribal communities. What BJP governments have done for the tribal communities, no Congress government would have done.” In Shahdol he also paid tributes to Maa Narmada, who is the lifeline of Gujarat.
Shri Modi’s rallies have generated a phenomenal response across Madhya Pradesh. Record numbers of people are attending the rallies. A large participation of the youth is seen.