Addressing the BJP Youth Conference in Trichy, Shri Narendra Modi attacked the economic and foreign policy of the UPA, saying that it has failed to enhance India’s prestige at the world level and failed in giving opportunities to the youth.
“Man Se, Vachan Se, Karm Se, Congress divisive hai” (From their minds, in their speech and in their work the Congress is divisive) Shri Modi affirmed, adding that being divisive was in the DNA of the Congress. He shared that from administration, water sharing between states, language, communities, caste groups, even villages and cities, the Congress has always divided. Mincing no words Shri Modi affirmed, “We have to save this nation and if we want to take it ahead we need Mukti from this divisive Congress.” He called for the fulfilling of Mahatma Gandhi’s dream of dismantling the Congress and added that the same must happen to all those associated with it.
Referring to the poor policies of the Congress, Shri Modi noted that 20,000 MW power capacity has not been used only because of lack of coal and gas. “The only want to do things where there is corruption. Things of public welfare do not interest them,” he avowed.
Narendra Modi ji strongly rebuked the Centre over the recent judgment by the Honourable Supreme Court on the Aadhaar Scheme. Shri Modi said that the nation wants to know how much money was spent on Aadhaar, who gained from it and sought answers from the Government on the issues raised by the Supreme Court. He himself shared that for the past three years he raised issues about Aadhaar to the Prime Minster but these issues were not addressed. Elaborating, he said, “I said that Gujarat is a border state and if you keep giving out Aadhaar cards like this then illegal immigrants will take advantage. I said a National Security Council meet must be called and Chief Ministers must be consulted but nothing of that sort happened.” Furthermore, Shri Modi wanted to know if all Ministers of the Cabinet, all departments were on board for going ahead with this project.
Attacking the Central Government for weakening the economy, Shri Modi opined that due to the policies of the Centre, industries are shutting down and small businessmen are facing troubles at the hands of the Government. He pointed that the youth must be at the centre of any roadmap for development and that their talent must be able to serve the nation. He even called for the strengthening of crores of small-scale industries that would give jobs to the youth. Shri Modi stated how experts are predicting massive unemployment if things go on like tis for the next five years.
Shri Modi even took on the UPA for their failures in their foreign policy. He wanted to know why has the Centre allowed the soldiers of the nation to be killed by terror, why does it allow neighbouring countries to take our fishermen or allow Italians to kill fishermen? “Every citizen asks why we are so weak that our neighbours can do what they want and we keep our eyes shut and our mouths locked?” questioned Shri Modi.
Modi ji questioned the people at the public meeting if the PM should hurry towards meeting Pakistan when our soldiers are killed, innocent people are killed and terror troubles the people. When the audience responded with a thunderous NO, Shri Modi affirmed, “Pradhan Mantri ji, this is not me or the BJP speaking. It is the people of Trichy, the youth of Trichy telling you this.” He told the Prime Minister, “Pradhan Mantri ji, you are in USA, the nation wants to know is the nation’s pride more important or to look nice & hurry to talk is your priority.”
At the start of his speech Shri Modi talked abut the close bond between Gujarat and Tamil Nadu. He lauded the state of Tamil Nadu for their progress in industry and added that the Tamil people are hardworking, sincere and above all loyal. He pointed that the Tamil language is one of the oldest languages and that he is very fond of knowing about Sangam literature. “Due to the hardwork and dedication of the people, Tamil Nadu is one of the most advanced states of the nation,” pointed Shri Modi.
Shri Modi said that Mahatma Gandhi was from Gujarat while his conscience keeper C Rajagopalachari was from Tamil Nadu. He also mentioned the large number of Tamil people on Maninagar, who supported him in the elections.
BJP President Shri Rajnath Singh delivered a strong speech in which he spoke about the misgovernance of the UPA and its failure to control prices. He urged the youngsters to register themselves as voters. Talking about the good work during the NDA, he pointed that the NDA kept prices under check while the same has not happened under the UPA.
A record number of people were present on the occasion to hear Shri Modi.