Addresses the issues of managing the money for the Haj yatra by Muslim. He takes the opportunity to point out that the Muslims in Gujrat (Kutch) are the most happiest.
He then asked the Hindus and Muslims in the crowd if they want to fight each other or if they want to poverty. the crowd answered unanimously, "Poverty!"
Concluded the speech with his now usual statement, "Government has but one religion, India and one holy book, the constitution."
This rally is not just historic, but it will also lay foundation stone for a new future. Development is our motto.
He aslo informed the crowd that Bihar BJP has asked the government for 50 crore for development of the state.
Accuses the government of communal disharmony. He says, "When Congress came to power they divided people on caste lines. If we want to take Bihar forward we need to unite people, bring ppl of all religions,caste,creed together."
In an attempt to connect to the poorer sections of his crowd, Modi recalls his days of adversity. He says, "The leaders at the government have no clue what poverty is. they believe that Rs 12 is enough to survive. I, on the other hand, come from a poor background. And I know how difficult it is to deal with minimum resources."
Modi attacks the Congress government and asks the people, "They promised to erase poverty and unemployment but it has been a decade and there have been no changes. The same is true for Ganga clean up project; despite promising the government hasn't delivered on it."
Directly address the Congress and says, "You feel bad when I call Rahul Gandhi Shezaada, but I feel bad when you wrong us. Stop dynastic politics and I will stop calling him Shezaada""
Modi urges the crowd to hold the governement accountable for betraying them.
Modi narrates incidences dealing with Lalu Yadav. Says even though Yadav has been very opposed to him, Modi still wished him well during his accident few months ago.
In the alliance of JDU-BJP, it were the BJP Ministers who worked for the welfare of people of Bihar, says Modi
"This 'Hunkar' is the hunkar of crores of people of Bihar which has started from Bihar. Whenever the country has needed anything, Bihar has fulfilled it. It gave Gautam Buddha, Bhagwan Mahavir and 10th Guru Govind Singh ji. It also gave Jaiprakash Narayan to the country, says Modi.
He then asked people to chant after him – Hunkar bharo, Hunkar bharo," says Modi.
People of Bihar are not opportunistic...however, there are some exceptions, says Narendra Modi addressing the crowd.
Rajnath Singh remenisces of BJP's time in the governement. "Congress has ruled for so many years, it has increased unemployment, poverty in the nation, these are Congress's achievements. that was not the case during the BJP rule."
He further adds, "We are a party of justice and humanity, and not of communal and religious sentiments."
Hunkaar rally is initiated as leaders gather on the stage. Narendra Modi is accompanied by BJP president Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley, Sushil Modi, Shatrughan Sinha and Shahnawaz Hussain amongst others :
Arun Jaitley addresses the Hunkaar rally. He says,"There is a wave of change and those who are unable to understand this wave of change will be washed away with it."
Questions have been raised on security preparations of Bihar police as 8 blasts rip Gandhi maidan and patna station. One dead, and at least five have been left injured in Patna ahead of Narendra Modi's rally, says sources.
Sources say supporters seen retreating from Gandhi maidan towards railway station.
"Even after this lawlessness following the blasts, we are ready for the rally," announces BJP's Rajiv Pratap Rudy. "Narendra Modiji will address rally shortly," he states.
Atleast fiveblast have so far rocked the city Patna. One person has been detained. Read here:
Major blast near NaMo stage at Gandhi maidan. This is 2nd blast. Several injured in Gandhi maidan: sources @dna— Ashutosh Kumar (@The_AK_84) October 27, 2013
Low intensity, crude bomb blast in Gandhi Maidan, police detain 1 suspect from the spot— ANI (@ANI_news) October 27, 2013
More blasts have been reported near Elphinston cinema and Twins Tower, both near Gandhi Maidan at Patna. Read here.
Serial blasts in Patna: Reports coming in of blasts near Elphinston cinema and Twins Tower, both near Gandhi Maidan— ANI (@ANI_news) October 27, 2013
Here are a few tweets from the rally:
The sound in Gandhi Maidan is nothing but just a tire blast nearby.. great mood all around #HunkaarRally— BJP Bihar (@Bihar_BJP) October 27, 2013
Crude bomb explodes at Patna railway station ahead of Narendra Modi's rally in the city. One person has been reported to be injured. Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh, questioned the timings. For detailed updates on the blast, click here.
Massive preparations have been undertaken to make sure that the Gujarat Chief Minister's first rally in the state post the split of the BJP and the JD(U) is a huge success.
BJP has organised home food for cadre, to ensure that roads to the venue in Patna are not blocked. Read more