‘People need development, not division’
Congress only doing akashvani, says Modi in Ranchi rally
BJP’s PM candidate Narendra Modi on Sunday Dec 29 targeted Rahul Gandhi without naming him yet again; saying while nothing is being done to check price rise and corruption, the Congress leader has been only coming out with “akashwani” (celestial voices).
This is a historic rally. When I was watching it from the chopper, I could see a sea of humanity queued up for this rally. I can see the future clearly. The 2014 polls would be a revolution against misgovernance.
Modi’s made ‘Akashwani’remarks at a rally here apparently referring to the Congress Vice-President’s meeting with Chief Ministers of Congress-ruled states in Delhi on Friday during which he asked them to check prices and implement the Lokayukta Act on the lines of Lokpal and Lokayukta Bill. Gandhi had disapproved of the Maharashtra government’s decision to reject the Adarsh Commission’s report on the society building scam.
“In ancient times, people heard akashwani (celestial voices) that came as if they (voices) were not concerned about the happenings around….Today, there is akashwani that CMs will do this, CMs will do that. People who are involved in corruption….if there is honesty in the words of people who do akashwani, then they should respond as to how corruption developed under Congress in Jharkhand,” Modi said without naming Gandhi. He said Congress leaders were doing the same today. Attacking Congress, Modi said the ruling party at the Centre has become a “liability” and a “crisis” for the country as it has lost connection with the masses.
Modi concludes his rally by ensuring that the BJP will usher in a better and brighter future for Jharkhand. And the people (Congress) who just believe in doing ‘Aakashwani’, will be of no use.
Modi, who has recently got a clean chit from an Ahmedabad court in a Gujarat riots case, also attacked the Centre over price rise.The BJP’s PM nominee candidate stressed the Congress had lost contact with the people of the country.
Attacking Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the issue of inflation, the Gujarat Chief Minister said despite holding a meeting of Chief Ministers on price rise three years ago, the government has so far failed to take any steps in that regard.
He claimed that he was made a head of a committee to recommend steps to curb price rise. “There were two other CMs from UPA and Congress-ruled states. We gave 62 actionable points and recommended 20 initiatives. The PM said we did a good job. But two-and-a-half years have lapsed and no action has been taken. The central government has been paralysed,” Modi said.
The country needs development, and not division. People of the country need opportunities, not opportunistic politics. The youth need employment and not political chaos. People need development, not division. People need skills, not free sops. people need security, not the poison of communalism. The elders need support and not struggle.
Jharkhand’s people were heard only when (veteran BJP leader) Atal Bihari Vajpayee came to power. It was Atal Bihari Vajpayee ji who had a vision for Jharkhand, that vision needs to be realised.
Three states were formed at the same time – Jharkhand,Chhattisgarh & Uttarakhand. Why is it that Ch’garh is on a development trajectory but other two are lagging way behind?
We have to fulfill the dreams of Vajpayee
We will be thankful to Atalji for he gave us Jharkhand, gave us the opportunity to write our own destiny.
Jharkhand has rich natural resources. It is blessed with skilled manpower too
Jharkhand people would have not been poor if there was a BJP government in the state. People are poor here despite abundant resources.
Why is there poverty here? The answer is in hands of the party that ruled the nation since Independence.
If a state has so much, then what must be its economic status? Any pundit will say that this state should be among the developed states
What is needed not just promises, but intentions. Nor does Congress have good intentions, neither morality in their intentions.
In 2014, we have Lok Sabha Elections. Let all 14 Lok Sabha seats come to the BJP.
Jharkhand’s electorate must support the BJP and we ensure it a bright future. Otherwise, its young can never be ‘Bharat ke Bhagya Vidhata’.
Delhi government has been paralysed. The Centre has done nothing for Jharkhand since Independence.
Can you count on those seated in Delhi when they haven’t heard your voice since 50 long years?
The Congress is a burden for the nation. The party is cut off from the people. Their leaders can’t hear the public’s voice.
People ask me what’s your vision? Jharkhand has coal but no electricity stations. Where is the vision? If there were power stations here, then Jharkhand could create so much electricty so as to illuminate not only Jharkhand, but the entire nation. But today the state is in darkness. The Centre doesn’t care.
Can you trust those sitting in Delhi? Can they change the future of the youth? Absolutely not!
Congress has become a problem for the nation.
Youth need opportunity, not political opportunism.
Gujarat chief minister highlighted Jharkhand’s unemployment problem and said the central government had done nothing to bring about change.
“Chhattisgarh has developed a lot. Chief minister Raman Singh has scored a hat-trick (of assembly poll wins). Why are Jharkhand and Uttarakhand lagging behind?” Modi said at the rally, which saw a huge gathering.
Heavy security arrangements were in place for the rally in the Jharkhand capital, which had grabbed the headlines two months ago for links with the October Patna blasts accused.
Kamaluddin Ansari, the father of Patna blast accused Imtiyaz Ansari, has expressed his wish to seek Modi’s forgiveness for his son’s alleged act during his visit to the city, reported Prabhat Khabar, a Jharkhand-based daily. BJP leaders have invited Kamaluddin Ansari to attend the rally.
Rajnath Singh addresses the rally. He says the Congress has put up a super chief minister in Jharkhand. The central government has not done anything to solve the Maoist problem in Jharkhand, he says. He appeals to the rebels to contest elections. “The more the Congress hatches conspiracies, the stronger Modi will emerge,” he says.
Modi, BJP chief Rajnath Singh and party leaders Yashwant Sinha and Arjun Munda arrive at the rally venue.
The BJP booked five trains and 2,000 buses to ferry the supporters from different districts.
The stage was a replica of Parliament building. A message ‘Mission-2014: 272 +’ was displayed at the top.
“It’s a Modi wave and the benefit of the wave will be seen in the 2014 elections in Jharkhand,” said former chief minister Munda.
Earlier, Bhojpuri singer Manoj Tiwari enthralled the audience with patriotic songs and slogans. “India sees hope in Modi and so do I,” said Tiwari.
Here are the highlights of his speech:
Modi asks what has centre done for Jharkhand
Jharkhand has not developed despite its rich natural resources
Congress stealing coal from J’Khand: Modi
BJP will win all 14 seats in next Lok Sabha elections
UPA reason behind price rise and regress of Jharkhand
Gujarat CM says Congress cannot be trusted
Gave solutions for inflation, but nothing has been done