Too woo the voters in general and Punjabis in particular, BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi made tall promises if chosen to power and even gave tips to the farmers as how to increase their income. If chosen as the PM of the country, Modi called himself as the `chowkidaar’ of the country who will guard the funds of the country for the `optimum development works’. He expressed his concern about the drug menace eating up the youngsters in Punjab and even called CM Badal as his `political guru’. Not only this, to end the controversy over displacement of the Sikhs from Kutch area of Gujarat- Modi announced from Fateh rally’s stage, “no Sikh farmer will be going out of Gujarat and if any officer dares to do any mistake, that officer will be leaving but not my Sikh brother.”
He said, “Gujarat is equally for any other Indian as it is for me and I owe my Punjabi farmers who are settled in the Kutch area . They are the ones who have made that barren land fertile. So one should stop listening to the rivals( Congress) who are misguiding you on this issue.”
To support Punjab CM, BJP National President Rajnath Singh showering praises for Badal said,” CM Parkash Singh Badal was the first alliance partner to support Modi’s name as PM.” Badal added, “so he should now be called as NDA’s Prime Ministerial candidate rather than BJP alone.”
The three hour rally held in the grounds of Jagraon sugar mill gathered thousands of spectators from across the state and Modi’s one hour speech kept the masses stick to their seats despite the progrrame running behind the schedule. Modi said, “if chosen to power- we will be dividing food corporation of India(FCI) in to three parts- Procurement, management and distribution. This is the only way to get optimum utilisation of the food grains which are at the moment are being destroyed by lying in open or even being rotten up in the warehouses.” He further gave his view point as he said, “to make economy of any country strong, one need to have three pillars of equal strength: one third agriculture sector, one third as manufacturing sector and another one third as service sector.”
He added that “in the coming years, we need to work a lot on service sector as it involves minimum expenditure and more income. He hinted on tourism industry which was still lying unexplored in the country and said, more than 3 billion dollars business was waiting in name of tourism alone and NDA will be working equally on all these factors.”
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BJP leaders Prabhat Jha, Shahnawaz Hussain and Krishnapal Gujar also addressed a number of rallies.