Since his anointment as the Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi is all set to address his first rally in the national capital on Sunday.
Narendra Modi tweets about arriving in Delhi and the rally
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Sikhs protest in Delhi against Narendra Modi over the latter's stand on land rights of Sikh farmers in Gujarat
Sikhs protest against Narendra Modi outside Gujarat Bhawan in Delhi pic.twitter.com/ph37onikhH— ANI (@ANI_news) September 29, 2013
Navjot Sidhu and Vijay Goel addressed the Narendra Modi Delhi rally. While Sidhu took comic shots at the government, Goel addressed issues of rising cost of essential commodities.
Goel further promised drop in cost of electricity by 20% as well as clean up of the river Yamuna, an issue close to heart of many Delhites, if BJP is elected.
Nitin Gadkari brings up Rahul Gandhi's ordinance comment and mocks the government, PM.
“Under a BJP government, there will be no discrimination on the basis of caste or community — everybody will get equal opportunities for development," he says.
Narendra Modi begins his address; takes a jab at the dynasty politics of the Gandhi family. He says, "There are multiple governement at the centre; one by the mother, another by the son; and yet another by the son-in-law."
Narendra Modi says: Delhi CM is the most content of all chief ministers in the country, with no work other than cutting inaugural ribbons.
Also states: That the PM is a Sardar but is he not asaardar (effective)
Modi accuses the government of being addicted to corruption, akin to an alcoholic.
He brings up the touchy issue of unemployment; claims that India's progress is devolving; says progress of smaller nations overtaking our's despite the millions of hard working Indians. "Indian youth wants employment, however, the government is unable to provide," he adds,
Narendra Modi accuses the government of being unable to provide electricity, says that even the prime minister's house is run on a generator
Every time I see a Narendra Modi hoarding I have this overwhelming urge to drink. #reversepsychology— Vir Das (@thevirdas) September 29, 2013
Modi accused the Prime Minister of "begging" to Barack Obama during Washington visit and showcasing India as a poor nation. He said, while addressing the PM, that poverty is only state of mind.
Elaborating on how the PM was insulted by Pakistan, he said that Nawaz had referred to him as a 'dehati aurat' (roughly, village simpleton). We will fight our PM in India but he is (also) the PM of 125 crore Indians. This is an insult to the people of India and Indians.
Referring to Rahul Gandhi as a "Prince", he questioned if the nation is run constitutionally or on the whims of the Prince
Talking about himself, Narendra Modi refers to his humble beginning as a tea seller. He says, "I was never a ruler and never will be. I only work for the people."
Modi concluded his speech by making religious allegories. He stated, "Government has only one religious book—the constitution and only one religion—nation first, India first!"
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