Ballot is more powerful than bullet: PM Modi tells voters in Jammu

Narendra Modi asked people to turn up at polling booths in large numbers.

Written by Arun Sharma | Jammu | Published:December 16, 2014 4:54 pm
Narendra Modi Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday asked people to turn up at polling booths in large numbers so as to show that their fingers pressing the EVMs are more powerful than those believing in the power of the gun.

“Some people may be believing in the power of the gun, but you show them that your fingers pressing on the EVMs are more powerful than theirs,” he said addressing an over one lakh-strong rally at M A stadium here. “This is the time to show them the power of your fingers,” he said while referring to record voters turnout in the Valley during first four phases of assembly elections.

On the last leg of his campaign for assembly elections in Jammu Kashmir,  Modi talked about discrimination with Jammu region and asked people to reply in the same manner to those who say that BJP will not get a single seat in the Valley.

Referring to statements of Congress, PDP and the NC leaders that BJP will not get a single seat in the Valley in view of heavy voter turnout during the first four phases of elections, Modi asked people in 20 assembly constituencies going to polls on December 20 to”reply them in the similar manner”. “Make sure that none of them is able to open account in 20 constituencies of Jammu which are going to polls on December 20”.

“Is this the language to be used in a democracy?” he asked, adding “these people understand the same language”. “Make sure that their accounts are vacant village after village,” he added.

Referring to the general feeling of  discrimination with Jammu region, he held the family rule of National Conference and PDP responsible for it. The Congress too has been compromising the interests of the people of Jammu by entering into coalition with either if these parties to share the fruits of power.

He called upon the people to rid the state of these three parties for the sake of their development and progress. “Only development is the key to all problems facing people in the state,” he said, adding that BJP wants to do that development.

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