Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that the coming battle of ballots in Haryana was not about forming the next government in state, but it was about taking a decision to change the course of the state for next 25 years. This was stated by Modi in an election rally at the Sector-6 ground here organised in favour of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidates in Rohtak district, a stronghold of the ruling Congress.
“You must vote by rising above cast considerations as it’s not about who becomes MLA or minister, but it’s about creating a ‘Dream Haryana’ by putting the state on the track of development,” the PM said in his over 25-minute speech.
TARGETS 5 RULING FAMILIES
He further said that he was pained to learn that since Haryana's inception, only five political families have ruled the state which ‘did nothing except plundering it in the name of dynasty and regionalism”.
“Haryana which provides foodgrains to the whole country has reached a stage where its youths have to move out of the state in search of livelihood,” Modi said while putting the blame for this trend on politicians of the state.
"Kya haal kar diya hain, un paanch parivaro ne, jinhone, Haryana par raaj kiya hain pichhle 47 saalo mein. Sab loot liya kabhi parivar ke naam par, kabhi area ke naam par. (The five political families which ruled Haryana have plundered the state, either in the name of dynasty or regionalism),” he said.
WOOS YOUTH, WOMEN, DEFENCE PERSONNEL
Appealing to the youth, women and defence personnel, he said, “If you want Haryana to excel in every sphere, give a thumping majority to the BJP and I will ensure that the agrarian state gets name and fame across the world”.
PLAYS DALIT CARD
Expressing concern over the rise in crime against women, Modi said that he was startled to know that under the UPA regime last year, a parliamentary committee, after visiting Haryana, had stated in its report that 19 Dalit girls were raped.
"According to this report, in many of such cases either FIRs were not registered or investigation was still pending, so victims were yet to get justice", he said while adding that the state government remained unmoved and insensitive even as all this kept happening.
"You instal BJP government in the state and our government would take to task those powerful people (the dominating castes) in villages who make the life of your women hell”, Modi promised.
Modi said the BJP is committed to bring four-faceted revolution, based on the colours present in the Indian flag, which are saffron, white, green and the blue colour of Ashok Chakra installed in its middle. Elaborating on the concept, he said that the saffron colour is the symbol of energy and he wants to generate sufficient electricity for round-the-clock supply. In a lighter vein, he said that the saffron revolution should not be misunderstood as it can give a hard time to the “so-called secularists”.
He further said, “The white colour refers to milk revolution which would be achieved by preserving milch animals. Green revolution means drawing maximum benefits from agriculture by using high-end technology. Blue is the colour of sea and the BJP wants to strengthen ports and promote fishermen”.
‘IMPROVE CHILD SEX RATIO’
Taking a break from political rhetroric, the PM also expressed concern over poor child sex ratio prevailing in Haryana. “The state has 875 girls over 1,000 boys, which means 125 boys remain unmarried,” he said while urging the public to help improve child sex ratio of Haryana.