This Vijayadashami very special, says PM Modi

PM Modi said, “Hum aanewale dinon mein Vijayadashami manane wale hain. Yeh Vijayadashami desh ke liye bahut khas hai."

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: October 10, 2016 1:13 pm
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PRIME Minister Narendra Modi Sunday extended Vijayadashami greetings to the country and said that the festival was “very special” this time.

Speaking at a function to mark the release of a 15-volume compendium on former Jan Sangh leader Deendayal Upadhyay, the Prime Minister said, “Hum aanewale dinon mein Vijayadashami manane wale hain. Yeh Vijayadashami desh ke liye bahut khas hai (We are going to celebrate Vijayadashami in the coming days. This Vijayadashami is very special for the country).”

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With the festival due to be celebrated on Tuesday, the Prime Minister’s statement — coming 10 days after the surgical strikes conducted by the Army along the LoC — evoked thunderous applause from the audience that included several Union ministers.

Later, BJP MP Tarun Vijay tweeted: “Prime Minister said – ‘Vijayadashami greetings are special this year’ — amidst unending applause — everyone understood what he meant.”

Among the others present on the dais were RSS general secretary Bhaiyyaji Joshi, BJP president Amit Shah and veteran RSS pracharak Mahesh Chand Sharma, who edited the compendium.

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Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, MoS-PMO Jitendra Singh, MoS-Power Minister Piyush Goyal, MoS-Culture Mahesh Sharma and BJP veteran L K Advani were among the other leaders present at the function. The government is celebrating the birth centenary year of Upadhyay in the form of Garib Kalyan Varsh.

In his speech, Prime Minister Modi underlined the need for a “strong” armed forces and quoted Upadhyay: “He used to say that the country’s armed forces should be very capable, only then can the nation be strong.”

In what appeared to be a subtle message to Pakistan, the Prime Minister said, “Being strong does not mean being against anyone. If we exercise for our strength, then the neighbour need not worry that it is to target him. I am exercising to strengthen myself and for my health.”
Hailing Upadhyay, Modi said the Jan Sangh leader had ensured that “a political idea traversed the distance from opposition to an alternative in such a short time”.

He said that it was “a big achievement of Panditji” that he built an “organisation-based party” in the country.

Delving into the 1960s, the decade Upadhyay was the most active, the Prime Minister said that “there was an atmosphere in the country that only Congress would remain.”

It was a period when “political parties had not emerged in the country… from panchayat to the parliament, there was just one political party,” he said.

A political “vacuum was created” while the “Congress was experiencing a decline”, he said, adding that “to gauge the political deftness of Panditji, the period of 1962-67 holds considerable value”.

The Prime Minister also said that the “poor were at the centre of Panditji’s thought process”. Upadhyay “did not favour the trickle-down theory” but instead wanted the economy to be built on a bottom-to-top approach, he said.

“We need to take our vikas yatra (journey of development) in the direction where we empower the poor, and the poor become a major soldier in our fight against poverty,” said the Prime Minister.

Underlining India’s diversity, Modi said that “we are fortunate” to have over “100 dialects, and that every major religion is present here”. “This is the big amaanat (treasure) of our country,” he said.

Earlier, Amit Shah said that the BJP government had made the country secure. “Without diverting from the path of peace, the BJP government has ensured the country’s safety and security,” he said.

RSS leader Joshi underlined the need for strengthening India’s security. “India should be safe and secure… Its borders are posing a challenge and everyone has seen that this issue can be resolved too,” he said.

“India has a lot to give to the world and that is being recognised now. India’s strength is never destructive but constructive. India’s strength has never been used to spread boundaries… we go to win over the world, not defeat anyone… India should be a country that should lead the world,” he said.

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    Angavai
    Oct 10, 2016 at 1:27 am
    Enough of that KRAP Modi. Now get to work. I mean foreign trips and selfies.!
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      Rahul.SHARMA
      Oct 10, 2016 at 1:26 am
      I am a ardent BJP supporter and I never heard of Deendayal Upadyaya. Only when Modiji brought this up now I heard his name for the first time. I thank Modiji for that. I am a frustrated bhakt.
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        Mathura
        Oct 10, 2016 at 4:08 am
        Chest beating fake nationalists with an eye on power in coming elections are biggest enemies of the India
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          Indian
          Oct 10, 2016 at 2:33 am
          Why doesn't he launch a war instead of this video game style surgical strike which will hardly matter to the military capability of stan or china.
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            harith
            Oct 10, 2016 at 12:17 am
            Honble PM; No; only small demons were killed; the real mahishasuras (pak army terror leaders) remained still; the real vijayadasami is the one when all these mahisasuras their roots and networks are eliminated completely; until then threat remains
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              sonu
              Oct 10, 2016 at 12:46 am
              deen dayal upadhyay was a great leader.. but unfortunately like many others he was murdered by congress... but legacy and ideas he left is uprooting congress party... as pm talks about alternative it is between demons ie congress and gods all right thinking honest ppl of india
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                George Cruz
                Oct 10, 2016 at 2:53 am
                Because he is not stupid. Truth is that India is democratic/secular country unlike the Islamic stan which is ruled by the brutal, rogue military dictators and Mullahs preaching 7th century Islamic ideologies of Jihad and in general Muslims are quick on trigger, readily commit terror/killing, and wage wars out of knee-jerk reaction, and always think they win the war because of the holy book.
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                  Ashok Mazumdar
                  Oct 10, 2016 at 3:57 am
                  Only Killed Some State Actors. Why Ravana of stan were not killed, The Army lt;br/gt;Commanders of that Sector of POK ?lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Actual Ravanas are stani Army, ISI.
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                    Ashok Mazumdar
                    Oct 10, 2016 at 3:25 am
                    stani Faujis Escaped Surgical Strikes by us ,Why not killed them? Quarbani of Fidayeen is Pak Sponsored by all means. But why not their Army v/s our Brave Soldiers, who were slaughtered by Pak's Non/State Actors. Jawans Blood V/s Jawans Blood. Forgot 10 heads for 1 head promise by Susma Swaraj and Amit Sha? What is happening?
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                      mumbikar
                      Oct 10, 2016 at 7:17 am
                      a few days he said that army needs to be capable, were'nt they capable 10 days ago ? he knows how to twist words !!!!! what is RSS contribution towards our country becoming what we are today ? did they give us education, airports,planes,highways, access to imported goods or even a peaceful life ? elections are around the corner, why dont the RSS go and fight on the border ? scared ? like during our freedom struggle ? our armed forces did what they are trained for, not the BJP/RSS !!!! please dont use the armed forces to gain dirty politics and votes !!!! easy said done than Mr PM !!!! will not make any difference to any politician, all they want is power and get greedy everyday !!!
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                        mathimathi
                        Oct 10, 2016 at 6:27 am
                        PM Modi Ji Celebrate this very special vijaya dashami with ours Army jawans like U did it in Siachen glacier on Diwali.
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                          mathimathi
                          Oct 10, 2016 at 7:19 am
                          a 2014 elections 31% slave spotted
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                            mathimathi
                            Oct 10, 2016 at 6:37 am
                            modi is the worst PM in History.
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                              Raghu
                              Oct 10, 2016 at 1:16 am
                              Nice.😄
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                                Sanjeev Singal
                                Oct 10, 2016 at 3:50 am
                                Do you believe Rahul hi was right when he said Modi is a Dalal of Blood?
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                                  Sanjeev Singal
                                  Oct 10, 2016 at 2:16 am
                                  So now you know where did the cue come from for all that hysterical Chest-Thumping over Army action.
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                                    xyz
                                    Oct 10, 2016 at 12:22 am
                                    Dalali started.
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                                      xyz
                                      Oct 10, 2016 at 8:04 am
                                      Rahul hi with one word Dalali finished off Modi's UP campaign. When ever Modi or BJP open their mouths people will observe whether they are doing dalali.
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                                        SK Rao
                                        Oct 10, 2016 at 10:13 am
                                        It's funny to see Congi-lovers breathe respite at any comments by Modi to refer to the army's action. It's as if post-Rahul hi's self-goal, they are trying hard to prove what he said is true even slightly to save face. First, all the non-BJP players politicized the issue about an incident where BJP remained mum fearing that action spoke louder than words for BJP in front of the people. Then, they accused BJP of laying claim on army's conquests, hoping this will prevent them from even making a whimper around this. All of this is pure political tamasha. I wonder how people react to these games.
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                                          Vedic_Citizen
                                          Oct 10, 2016 at 1:30 am
                                          We are eagerly awaiting book on Deen Dayal. He was a rising star that Congress feared, and was murdered by Congress ?
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                                            s s nair
                                            Oct 10, 2016 at 2:18 am
                                            Yes, you are right. This is a special occasion. So many jawans sacrificed their lives, several fathers lost their sons, several children lost their father, wives lost their husbands and you got power. So this is more important for you.
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