Shri Modi addresses public meetings in Karjan, Panchela, Bayad, Jalotara, Patan, Vijapur and Gandhinagar
Shri Modi launches scathing attack on Congress over FDI in retail. Seeks answers on the news report that Walmart paid Rs. 125 crore to enter India
Who pocketed these Rs. 125 crore and who has ruined the lives of the traders of India? In the court of the people let us show that a nation of 120 crore people cannot be bought: Shri Modi
Today Mrs. Sonia Gandhi came to Gujarat. She chose Dakor and Siddhpur so that Congress sins may be washed but Congress sins are such that even taking a dip in Siddhpur will not help: Shri Modi
I think Sonia Ben got papers of her 2007 speech. There was nothing about 2012 in it. She talked about 57 dark zones but haven’t dark zones gone? Asks Shri Modi
If Mrs. Sonia Gandhi has to talk about what Pandit Nehru did 50 years ago, you are admitting nothing happened for so many years: CM
You are shedding crocodile tears to farmers: CM to Mrs. Sonia Gandhi
For some people politics is a business, they believe in working for themselves only. Can we give such people a chance in Gujarat? Asks Shri Modi
Shri Modi talks of success of Sujalam Sufalam Yojana in North Gujarat
Mrs. Sonia Gandhi talks about poor law & order situation in Gujarat. Delhi is referred to as ‘crime capital’ and Gujarat is refereed to as ‘curfew free state!’ says Shri Modi
As an economist would have expected Prime Minister to rise above votebank politics: Shri Modi
On Monday 10th December 2012 Shri Narendra Modi addressed large public meetings in Karjan (Vadodara district), Panchela Bayad (Sabarkantha district), Jalotara (Banaskantha district), Patan (Patan district), Vijapur (Mehsana district) and Gandhinagar (Gandhinagar district). Shri Modi talked about the development initiatives in Gujarat and came down heavily on the Congress for their anti-Gujarat mindset. He delivered a fitting reply to Congress President, who addressed rallies in 2 places of Gujarat.
The Chief Minister talked at length about the development that has taken place in Gandhinagar over the last decade. He said that over the last decade Gandhinagar has emerged as an education capital with renowned Universities imparting quality education to students. He added that the city will see tremendous development in the field of solar energy and he also pointed out how the city would become a hub for conference tourism with the state of the art Mahatma Mandir.
The Chief Minister took on the UPA over the FDI in retail and expressed scathing criticism about the news report that Walmart paid Rs. 125 crore to enter India. He asked who pocketed these Rs. 125 crore and who has ruined the lives of the traders of India? He affirmed that the Congress may have won in the Parliament but it is for the people to show them that in the court of people that this decision is not acceptable. “A nation of 120 crore cannot be bought!” he avowed.
Shri Modi reaffirmed the Government’s commitment to Karamcharis and stated categorically that the development in Gujarat would not be possible without the lakhs of Karmayogis of Gujarat.
On Mrs. Sonia Gandhi addressing rallies in Patan and Siddhpur, Shri Modi commented, “She chose Dakor and Siddhpur so that the Congress’ sins are washed but their sins are such that even taking a dip in Siddhpur will not help.” On her speech he pointed, “I think Mrs. Sonia Gandhi got her 2007 speech with her. There was no issue of 2012! She says there are 57 dark zones but haven’t all dark zones gone? Fact that she was talking about dark zones shows she does not even have latest information.”
The Chief Minister declared that the fact that Mrs. Sonia Gandhi has to quote Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, she is admitting that the Congress has not done anything since then.He said, “In Siddhpur Mrs. Sonia Gandhi spoke about Pandit Nehru. But after him many CMs, PMs came what did they do? Talk on that atleast. If you have to talk about what Pandit Nehru did 50 years ago you are admitting nothing happened for so many years and you deserve to be uprooted from Gujarat!”
Puncturing Mrs. Sonia Gandhi’s lie on electricity situation in Gujarat he declared, “Madam Sonia ji, its better if you do not talk about electricity. Remember 4 months ago 19 states, 60 crore people in darkness. When the world media wrote about the darkness in India, they wrote that Gujarat where there was uninterrupted power!” The Chief Minister recalled that during Congress rule Langdi Vijli (interrupted power) was very common and this was because the Governments then did not build adequate substations. He stated, “During the Congress years 15 sub stations were built per year, we build the same number in a month!”He talked about the success of the Jyotigram Yojana in giving 24/7 power to the people.
Urging Mrs. Sonia Gandhi not to shed crocodile tears for the farmers, Shri Modi stated that despite having the machinery of the Centre, perennial rivers the Centre could not meet its target of 4% agriculture growth and was stuck at 2.5% whereas despite having only the Narmada, Tapi and a Rann constituting a large part of the state, Gujarat witnessed 11% growth in agriculture. He explained in detail how the overnight cotton export ban by the Centre caused immense losses to Gujarat’s farmers that too when prices were highest.
Taking on the UPA chairperson for her comment that there is unemployment in Gujarat, Shri Modi pointed, “Have you seen a youngster from Gujarat seeking a job outside? There is no district in India whose youngster is not working in Gujarat and sending money home.” He also cited a Government of India report that stated that Gujarat has the lowest unemployment in India and opined, “You do not trust us but you trust your Government? Your Government said in a report that if there is a state with the lowest unemployment it is Gujarat.”
He punctured the Congress lies that it was the Gujarat Government that delayed the Sardar Sarovar Dam. He shared that Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru did the Shilanyas of the project and after that nothing happened for the next 26 years. Likewise, Mrs. Indira Gandhi did not act on the file for 9 years and now Congress leaders accuse BJP of delaying the project! He listed the obstructionist attitude of the Centre be it not allowing permission to build gates on the project or the fact that Shri Modi had to fast for getting permission to raise height of the dam.
Commenting on Mrs. Sonia Gandhi’s statement that the law and order situation in Gujarat is poor, Shri Modi stated that after the elections Mrs. Sonia Gandhi should visit the cities of Gujarat and on the streets she would find women riding scooters even during midnight. Shri Modi asked if the same could be said for Congress-ruled Delhi, where women do not venture out after sunset. He pointed for Delhi people say ‘crime capital’ whereas for Gujarat it is said ‘curfew free state!’
Similarly, he attacked Mrs. Sonia Gandhi’s canard on the condition of women in Gujarat and reminded her that it was in Congress-ruled Haryana that rapes were happening everyday and she herself had to visit the victim.
Pointing to the lack of issues in the Congress campaign, Shri Modi affirmed that all Mrs. Sonia Gandhi could talk in South Gujarat was that her mother-in-law came here and as because you supported her please support us. He said that it would be better if she pointed out what the Congress did for Tribal communities, for the development of Gujarat but except abusing him they do not have any issue in the elections. Referring to a Congress leader’s comment that Shri Modi is a Vanar (monkey), the Chief Minister avowed that those who have read the Ramayana know the power of Vanar Shakti where Lord Hanuman is the embodiment of Bhakti and service. “If I am a Vanar then 6 crore Gujaratis are my Ram. Serving them is like serving Lord Ram for me.”
Shri Modi urged people to reject dynastic politics. He said that for many people politics is a business and they believe in working for themselves only. “Can we give such people a chance in Gujarat?” the Chief Minister questioned and added that such people will never work for the interests of society.
The Chief Minister recalled that when he brought the Sujalam Sufalam Yojana, the Congress left no stone unturned to mislead the people and spread things like ‘Modi is a liar’ but he asked the people if the Sujalam Sufalam Yojana has not become a reality! Shri Modi affirmed that the Gujarat Government gave water to North Gujarat and further said that in the Congress rule, if they did even one thing they would use it for the 4 subsequent elections. He pointed that even the Centre has noted that Gujarat’s water table has risen from 3m to 13m and this is due to the steps taken by the state Government.
The Chief Minister declared that one can go to any part of Gujarat and in a radius of 25 km in any direction, one can see some or the other development work happening. He shared that very often people ask ‘how does Modi get the money’ to which he said that the money was always there, just that it is now completely spent for the welfare of the people! Shri Modi stated that he has no family or son-in-law so who would he accumulate for. “6 crore Gujaratis are my family. Their happiness is my happiness!” he opined.On the development front he categorically stated, “We have done more development in the last 10 years as compared to the development by Congress in their 40 years.”
He shared that if any youngster seeks a loan to start a new initiative, the Government would be the guarantor. “I am doing this because I have faith in the youth of Gujarat” he opined.
On the development of North Gujarat he shared that earlier youngsters front his region would go to Surat and Mumbai but that has stopped. The same region that was known for its scorching heat is now home to Asia’s largest solar park!
Shri Modi affirmed that if the Congress-led Government in Delhi had adopted Gujarat’s Disha then the Durdasha of the nation would not be what it is today.The Chief Minister expressed disappointment with the PM’s speech and said that as an economist one would have expected him to rise above votebank politics.He called upon the people to fulfill Gandhi ji’s dream of dismantling the Congress and termed it as the perfect tribute to the Father of the Nation.
The public meetings saw record attendance by people across all age groups and communities.