Modi in Gandhinagar : Congress and the ‘family’ do not spare opportunity to destroy Gujarat, says PM
Chief minister Vijay Rupani, BJP national president Amit Shah and many other leaders of the party will be present.india Updated: Oct 16, 2017 18:01 IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah presided over the conclusion of the BJP’s Gujarat Gaurav Yatra near Ahmedabad on Monday afternoon.
The Prime Minister addressed the ‘Gujarat Gaurav Mahasammelan’. Chief minister Vijay Rupani, BJP national president Amit Shah and many other leaders of the party were present. Assembly elections are due in Gujarat later this year.
Below are the highlights:
5:44pm: Congress’ agenda is to save one family, they don’t care about the country: PM Modi
5:42pm: Politics of development will win, dynasty will end: PM Modi
5:41pm: Nation is bigger than party, says PM Modi
5:32pm: ‘All parties decided on it, Congress has no right to criticise’, says PM Modi on GST
5:28pm: I dare Congress to fight elections on development plank, says PM Modi
5:26pm: Congress has never worked for development, says PM Modi
5:22pm: The party that gave so many CMs, leaders to the nation now focuses only on spreading lies. They create an atmosphere of pessimism: PM Modi
5:20pm: Congress and the ‘family’ does not spare an opportunity to destroy Gujarat: PM Modi
5:17pm: Sardar Patel had conceived the Narmada dam, that’s why Cong never allowed it to become a reality: PM Modi
5:16pm: Congress has lowered the standard of politics, says PM Modi
5:14pm: When results of Uttar Pradesh during Lok Sabha elections stunned nation, I had said the ‘man of the match’ of this election is Amit Shah: PM Modi
5:12pm: When the results of UP assembly elections were announced, the political analysts advised opposition to focus on 2024 instead of 2019: PM Modi
5:09pm: BJP is a party of workers, not dynasty politics: PM Modi
5:05pm: In a democracy, elections are a sacred event, says PM Modi
5:00pm: PM Narendra Modi addresses rally in Gandhinagar
4:53pm: In so many years Rahul Gandhi hasn’t been able to get a collectorate office made in Amethi and is questioning our work in Gujarat, says BJP president Amit Shah
4:17pm: PM Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah reach the venue of the event in Gandhinagar after arriving in Gujarat a short while ago .
The BJP has left no stone unturned to put up a show of strength ahead the assembly elections.
3:55pm: Former CM Anandiben Patel addresses the Gandhinagar event.
BJP goes full throttle
The BJP had started Gujarat Gaurav Yatra on October 1 in two phases. One led by deputy chief minister Nitin Patel and second by state president Jitu Vaghani. The yatra in a motorised rath has travelled across all 33 districts in the state.
“I bow to the people of Gujarat for blessing BJP for decades. We will always fulfil the dreams of every Gujarati with full strength & vigour,” Modi tweeted on Sunday.
Modi, who has been frequently visiting the poll-bound state, said in another tweet the two ‘Gujarat Gaurav Yatras’ “showcased the spirit of Jan Shakti & reflected Gujarat’s strong faith in politics of development & good governance”.
Senior leaders of the party joined the 15-day march, which was launched on October 1. The march covered a distance of around 4,471 kilometres, spread over 149 of the 182 assembly constituencies in the state.
Last week, Modi had visited Gujarat to inaugurate and lay foundation stones of various projects in Rajkot, Vadnagar, Gandhinagar and Bharuch. He had also held a roadshow in his hometown Vadnagar on October 8.
The rally comes after the two legs of Navsarjan Yatra by Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi. Covering Saurashtra and central Gujarat so far, Gandhi has tried to corner the BJP over issues including demonetisation, GST and unemployment as the Congress hopes to upset BJP’s 22-year-long government in the state.
Gandhi had also attacked Shah over the alleged massive turnover of his son’s company after he became the BJP chief in 2014.
(with agency inputs)
First Published: Oct 16, 2017 10:18 IST