Modi's BJP party kicks into election mode in India with massive rally

Hannah Rogers
April 7, 2018

During the live video interaction, via Narendra Modi App, the Prime Minister highlighted the work of individual party members and intiatives taken by them.

"Rahul baba says the Modi government should give an account of its four years in power".

"We believe that we are once again going to form the government with overwhelming majority in 2019", he said.

Modi and Shah's statements to the BJP cadre come at a time when there has been a wave of protests against the softening of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act by the Supreme Court, and the government's alleged inability to defend the law. As per the current schedule, five states - Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Telangana, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim - would go to polls along with the Lok Sabha election.

When his attention was drawn to Modi's oft-repeated assertion that his party is working towards ushering in "Congress mukt Bharat", Shah clarified, "When we said Congress mukt Bharat, we did not mean that we wanted to eliminate the party from the country".

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Thanking people across India for their unwavering faith in BJP, be said, "It is our commitment that we will continue to devote ourselves towards India's transformation". The Congress' Mumbai unit chief Sanjay Nirupam hit out at the BJP for the traffic snarls its rally caused and reminded the ruling party of the orderly manner in which 35,000 farmers marched into the city on March 12.

Breaking his silence on BJP's "Mission 120" in Odisha, Shah stated, "I had not spoken about it because am sure we will win more seats here". "We are doing all that is possible for the government to control the prices of petrol and diesel". But what about the Congress, their candidates even forfeited their deposits.

Highlighting the NDA's achievements, he said the BJP had provided a "clean, non-corrupt and all-inclusive" governments which the corrupt could not do for decades. You know, the term "secular' is often used in India's politics". A "new India', he said, will provide all families a home and which will be without casteism and communalism".

Referring to the 1980 convention, Danve said a clarion call was then given for making Atal Bihari Vajpayee the next Prime Minister, which took some years to materialise.

"It is true that all the trains arrived late on Central and Western Railways, but we should not blame the railways as special trains are run for a specific goal and they are operated in a certain manner, so that the schedules of the regular trains are not hit or compromised", he said. The Opposition said my office has incurred quite bit of expenditure on serving tea to people coming to me. People of Hirangar Constituency are struggling from two months for the demand to hand over Rasana case to CBI, he said.

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