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Law and order should be uniform for everyone, irrespective of their religion: Narendra Modi at Goa rally

Sunday, 12 January 2014 - 11:19am IST Updated: Sunday, 12 January 2014 - 7:41pm IST | Place: Panaji
The rally, which will be held at 4 pm today, is said to be Gujarat Chief Minister's biggest rally in the state so far.

* Concluding the rally, he recalls the success of his marathon 'Run for Unity' and lauded Goa's participations. 

* "There is only one religion, India first," he states. 

* Religion shoul not decide who should be punished and who shouldn't. Law and order should be uniform for everyone.

* He further added that Shinde shouldn't tutor states on law & order, that is against federal structure. "Centre should stop this kind of votebank politics," he said.

* The last ten years under Congress government was India's worst, he says.

* I want to safeguard the environment and bring transparency in mining, which is very important here, he adds.

* Entry fee collected for Goa rally will go to victims of building collapse, declares Narendra Modi.

* Had there been no party like BJP, a child who sold tea in trains wouldn't have been standing here: Narendra Modi.

* Manohar Parrikar was helping the victims of building collapse using his engineering skills, such are BJP principles: Narendra Modi.

* Want to congratulate Goans for choosing Manohar Parrikar as your CM: Narendra Modi in Panaji

* Narendra Modi begins his speech in Konkani to loud cheers from the crowd at his Vijay Sankalp rally in Goa.

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In a bid to cash in on Modi's popularity, BJP's Goa unit is collecting a registration fee of Rs 5 per person to attend the rally of its prime ministerial candidate here on January 12, which will kick start party's Lok Sabha campaign in Goa.

The rally, which will be held at 4 pm today, is said to be Gujarat Chief Minister's biggest rally in the state so far.

Modi is likely to address several key issues including mining ban.

The public rally will be held at Merces near Ribandar bypass in Goa.

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said that so far over 90,000 people have registered their names for the rally.

The organisers are charging Rs 5 per ticket for the event. Apart from the general public, the BJP workers, who wish to attend the rally, will also have to pay.

The public rally will be held in the open ground located on the periphery of Panaji city, where the party president Rajnath Singh will also be present.

"More than one lakh people are expected to participate in the rally," Parrikar told .

Parrikar has been moving around in a number of constituencies to galvanise presence for the rally.

Local BJP workers have been holding awareness and registrations at the colleges to invite youths for the rally.

 Tight security arrangements have been made and around 1,000 state buses have been booked to ferry people to the venue.

"The registration at the colleges has been getting tremendous support," BJP local unit president Vinay Tendulkar said.

Senior BJP leaders including party president Rajnath Singh will also be present for the meeting.


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