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NDA has agenda of National Development Alliance: Modi

Taking a dig at the Congress-led UPA government over the issue of corruption, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Sunday said that the NDA was definitely going to form the next government at Centre and its agenda would be national development alliance.

punjab Updated: Feb 16, 2014 18:55 IST
Naresh K Thakur

Taking a dig at the Congress-led UPA government over the issue of corruption, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Sunday said that the NDA was definitely going to form the next government at Centre and its agenda would be national development alliance.


"You have till now seen several makers of hollow promises but I have come with strong determination," said Modi at Parivartan rally organised by Himachal BJP at Sujanpur Tihra, the land of one of the world’s oldest dynasty, the Katoch rulers, in Hamirpur which attracted an estimated crowd of over one lakh.

Stressing on an equal and balanced development of all parts of country particularly Himalayan states, Modi only calling meeting of chief ministers and asking them to speak for 10 minutes will not help. The Prime Minister must come to these states and sit with the chief ministers. “What did not happen in these states for 60 years will happen in 60 months, I assure you and you will see the change,” Modi assured.

In a scathing attack on the Congress, Modi said the party was the mother of corruption. They had spread filth of corruption in the country but they did not know lotus blooms in the mud and they would see it blooming all over the country, Modi said.

Eyeing the vote bank of government employees, Modi said if BJP came to power, the black money stashed in foreign banks would be brought back and the government employees or the salaried people, who paid income tax regularly, would be rewarded for their honesty.

Expressing concern over political untouchability, Modi said that a strange environment was prevailing in the country and it was not good for the democracy.

"Since I started talking about tea vendors, some people are getting angry over the name of even tea,” said Modi.

National BJP chief Rajnath Singh, who was addressing the gathering, slammed the late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and said that she should have asked Pakistan to return Pak-occupied Kashmir (Pok) in lieu of 90,000 soldiers who were held captive in the 1971 war.

He called upon people not to see the candidate but Modi and BJP’s election symbol while voting to form the next government.