Modi recalls ‘sacrifices’ of BJP veterans, hails Vajpayee-Advani
While Addressing workers from over six lakh polling booths across the country through a video conference on the occasion of BJP’s 34th foundation day, Modi reached out to the elders in BJP, hailing the ‘sacrifice’ of ‘four generations’ of partymen and leadership of Atal Bihari Vajpayee and LK Advani and said they continue to inspire him.
The party’s prime ministerial candidate equated them with security forces manning the posts on border and securing the boundaries of the nation.
Modia also made a brief reference to the ‘frightening excesses’ during Emergency.
The Gujarat chief minister, who is under frequent attack from Opposition parties for ‘taking over’ BJP and ‘sidelining’ the seniors while projecting his own personality alone, showered encomiums on workers and leaders who contributed to the making of the present BJP.
‘We have reached this place where we stand today riding the shoulders of those four generations....Whereever we find us today is the result of the sacrifice and hardwork of lakhs of workers of the four generations....There are many political parties but only we can claim of being an organisation based party.
Meanwhile, Modi on Sunday hit out at the Congress, SP and BSP, saying the three parties indulge in ‘stage-managed’ fights in Uttar Pradesh but come together to grab power at the Centre.
‘The Congress has two soldiers in Uttar Pradesh. These people from Congress, SP and BSP are indulging in WWF (World Wrestling Federation) fights that you see on TV. These people indulge in stage managed fights in Lucknow but they come together to grab power in Delhi,’ he said while addressing a rally here.
‘These three parties are misleading the people of this country and state and it is the time to bring in a change in this country. You have already suffered but the time is to make sure that your children don’t suffer,’ he said.
The BJP leader said the people have even before elections voiced the need for change and this time, ‘even the CBI cannot save the UPA government in these elections.’
Asking people to provide a strong majority to the BJP in the forthcoming elections, he said the voters should ensure victory of BJP and NDA candidates and get them at least 300 seats.
‘If the teacher is weak, even kids don’t like to go to school. So, make sure that the country gets a strong government and not a weak one. Please ensure that BJP gets more than 300 seats,’ Modi said.
He appealed to the voters that they have elected rulers for the last 60 years but ‘this time you elect a servant for next 60 months and I promise to do things which they have not done in last 60 years.’