On the evening of 16th April, Shri Narendra Modi addressed a massive rallies across Tamil Nadu. Shri Modi spoke in Krishnagiri, Salem and Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu, and urged the people to support the BJP and their allies in Tamil Nadu for the overall progress of the state, saying that the alliance has emerged as the most powerful alternative that will do things for Tamil Nadu in 60 months that have not been done by Congress for 60 years.
From the BJP Manifesto’s focus on developing the handicrafts and handloom sectors by ensuring value-addition, branding and credit linkages to the initiation of the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Seechai Yojana which will link rivers and ensure adequate water and power supply to the farmers of Tamil Nadu, Shri Modi shared many such focused initiatives of the BJP which could enable Tamil Nadu to rise above the other states and make a mark on the national front.
Citing the divisive and destructive politics of the Congress, Shri Modi spoke of how the Nation was tired of their Acts, and wanted Action now. Promising a revolutionary approach to development, Shri Modi emphasized on how the BJP would work as ‘Team India’ wherein the Centre would work in tandem with the States and chart the growth story for the Nation.
Shri Modi appreciated the skill of Salem and the strength of its people of Salem and stated how the Central government has never bothered to tap into this.
In Krishnagiri, Shri Modi talked about the importance of empowering our youth for the development of the nation. He even said that we need to elect a government that thinks about the youth.
Shri Modi said that even though the figures of urbanisation and literacy are high in Salem, the sanitation facilities are still verypoor, and stated how the BJP emphasized on health assurance and would make concerted efforts at ensuring ‘Swachch Bharat’. He also assured of a home for all, with all basic amenities, by the year 2022, when India celebrates its 75th year of Independence.
Stating the unsupportive trade policies under the Central government, Shri Modi spoke of how India, inspite of being rich in iron ore, had to import manufactured steel. He affirmed that under the BJP, India would evolve into a manufacturing hub by adopting global practises and latest technology.
He urged the people to support the BJP and bring the Nation the change it deserves.
Shri Modi’s rallies were very well attended. Captain Vijaykanth, the Leader of the Opposition in the TN Assembly and leader of the DMDK was present in Salem.