Jamshedpur: BJP’s Prime-ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Thursday said India had been ruled by a ‘black magician’ for the past 10 years and it was time for the people of the country to remove the magician for the future of the country.
Taking a jab at Sonia Gandhi’s remark that the Bharatiya Janata Party has brought in a ‘magician’ who claims to change everything overnight, Modi said, “The central government has been run by a black magician for the last one decade. This is the prime reason why job opportunities have been reduced in the country while farmers are reeling under crisis and army men are being beheaded from past one decade.
Modi was addressing the Bharat Vijay rally amidst a crowd of over 10,000 people who patiently waited for hours at Gopal Maidan in Bistupur braving scorching heat (around 39 degree Celsius).
Heading straight from Sonari aerodrome after arriving in a special flight, Modi reached the venue at 1.25 pm on a black Safari Dicor, clad in his trademark white kurta-churidar immediately took on the dais.
After receiving the ceremonial bouquets from senior BJP leaders, Narendra Modi in his well-known style started with slogans of “Bharat Mata ki jai…”.
Without naming any one, he called on the people to throw away the ‘black magician’ for the sake of the country and to change the fate of the country.
“I call the poll pundits to come and witness the sea of people here. It is a clear indication that the people have made up their minds and it is difficult for the Congress to save itself,” declared the charismatic leader.
The Gujarat Chief Minister wooed the audience by saying: “I was born in a poor family and I understand the plight of the poor. Those born with a silver spoon in their mouth cannot understand the plight of the poor”.
Amidst cheers from the crowd he appealed to people to fulfill Mahatma Gandhi’s wish to dismantle the Congress party after India got freedom.
“My friends, Gandhiji knew that the Congress leaders would be unable to govern the country and this was the reason why he wanted to do away with the Congress. Time has come to fulfill Gandhiji’s long cherished dream,” he said.
Modi seemed well updated with the history of the industrial city too. Striking a chord with the supporters, he attacked the UPA government for not letting the city of over-100 years reach its potential in terms of industrial development in the region due to lack of vision.
“The city is the result of sweats and toils of workers. If there would have been good governance then this city would have attained milestones in industrial development. The villages near the city would have been developed,” said Modi.
He further said that this city has the potential to become hub of industrial development in eastern India and would have attracted automobile sector investment from across the world had the Central Government had the vision.
Lambasting at the UPA government for lack of foresight and planning, Modi said, “We export wheat but are importing rotis (bread), we export iron ore but are importing steel!”
Modi then sought answer from the crowd if anything has changed in the 10-years rule under ‘Madam Soniaji’.
Narendra Modi then lashed out at the Congress for empty assurances and unfulfilled promises and branded the Congress manifesto as a Dhokapatra (deceitful letter) every time. He challenged Sonia Gandhi at least accept your failures before the world.
Summing up his speech he said that if people can give 60 years to Congress then they must this time give only 60 months to him. He reiterated for ‘Congress free India’.
Senior BJP leaders former Jharkhand CM Arjun Munda, former BJP MLA Sarayu Roy and MLA Raghuwar Das along with BJP’s Jamshedpur candidate Vidyut Baran Mahto and Singhbhum candidate Laxman Gilua were present the rally.