People voted for hope, their trust must not be betrayed: Narendra Modi to BJP

Modi said the democracy of the country needs to be strengthened as a result of which even the world will give India its due respect and status.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: June 2, 2014 8:45 am
Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Underlining the challenge before the BJP to live up to the expectations of the popular mandate at the domestic level, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said the voice of about 550 million voters will help him find the rightful place for India at the international level.

Modi was visiting the BJP headquarters here Sunday for the first time after becoming the Prime Minister.

“When I told world leaders over the telephone about the 550 million voters who cast their votes, they realised the scale of elections here. This democratic power of the country will have an impact on the world. We must make the world realise this,” Modi said, signalling how he is going to leverage the popular mandate at the international level. He said his initiative to invite the SAARC leaders was an attempt in that direction.

Addressing party workers, he said, “Had there not been a common strong undercurrent across entire Hindustan, from Kashmir to Kanyakumari, there would not have been a clear majority. This demonstrates the understanding about the need for stability in the minds of the ordinary voter.”

Dubbing the evolution of this kind of common strand as a “turning point” of the 21st century, Modi advocated the need for social scientists to research what he called “a deepening commitment towards democracy”.

While BJP president Rajnath Singh credited Modi for providing unassailable height to BJP’s election campaign through novel means that paved the way for a “new era”, the Prime Minister suggested that this could be the subject matter of a case study just as the first campaign of Barack Obama was made a showcase worldwide.

He cautioned about the need to not betray the popular trust reposed in the BJP.

“This is first election where electorate has given a verdict rising above the caste and regional equations. There was some common expectation that unified the electorate. I had told earlier that this is an election of hope. People have voted for their hopes. It is the responsibility of the government and the BJP to live up to the popular expectations. The trust of the people must not be betrayed,” Modi added.

The party president exhorted cadres to be ready to communicate BJP government’s works to the grassroots level through a proper coordination between the organisation and the government.

Modi was felicitated by one party worker each from booth, mandal, district, state and national levels.

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First Published on: June 1, 2014 8:27 pm
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    Abhishek Kumar
    Jun 2, 2014 at 5:53 am
    After living for 8-10 years in Punjab, Himachal, one gets Permanent residency and after that one gets all the benefits of that state including Jobs, Land etc. Similarly when 370 will go, Lakhs of people from Punjab, UP, Himachal, Bihar etc will come and settle down in J&K and those who are already working in J&K for the last 8-10 years will get permanent
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      Abhishek Kumar
      Jun 2, 2014 at 5:52 am
      BJP's ideological founder head Shyama Prasad Mukherjee was one of the signatory of the Parliament committee which granted Article 370 through the consuent embly of J&K. Dr karan Singh had talked of making J&K to India like Hong Kong is to China recently
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        Abhishek Kumar
        Jun 2, 2014 at 5:52 am
        Corrupt bureaucrats must be summarily dismissed. Now the questions is who showed the bureaucrats the way? The politicians of course. Kick out the corrupt politicians and all will be fine with the babujis reforming automatically.
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          Abhishek Kumar
          Jun 2, 2014 at 5:52 am
          Elections alone will not remove corruption. The mindset, the system has to change. When all the corrupt Govt. Employees are still on their desks what the use of changing politicians? Every person in our country should have an urge for change ..how many of us declare the exact cost when we buy or sell a property ? Politicians are not the only cause.
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            Abhishek Kumar
            Jun 2, 2014 at 5:53 am
            Even Maharaja of J&K has sought for the people of his mes ,he had sought the guarantee from India that his mes will decide their fate when situation be conducive for it, when i am saying mes will decide then it has three choices complete merger with India complete merger with stan or separate eny.
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              Abhishek Kumar
              Jun 2, 2014 at 5:53 am
              The Consution of Jammu & Kashmir, which is still in force was signed by Maharaja Karan Singh (Sadar e Riyasat) son of last Maharaja Hari Singh in 1957. Maharaja had made it clear by 15 August 1947 that he didn't intend to join either of the dominions of India or stan.
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                Abhishek Kumar
                Jun 2, 2014 at 5:52 am
                Were we to compute the corruption value in India, the annual value would be about 30% of the GDP component that comes out as "payments"... and that means India's annual money laundering is a whopping Rs.3,366,000,000,000 (Rs.3.336 L Cr). In Five years this becomes Fivefold.. Compared to this terrible exchequer swindling, the Election expenses would be only a fraction!
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                  Abhishek Kumar
                  Jun 2, 2014 at 5:52 am
                  Where is the scope of Communal Polarization on the issue of Article 370? People having fair knowledge of their history will not fell prey to propaa. Permanent Resident Residential Certificate (PRC) Act was introduced in 1927 by Maharaartap singh to sauard the interests of people of J&K,especially that of Jammu apprehensive of fact that rich punjabis willdeprieve them of their lands.
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                    Abhishek Kumar
                    Jun 2, 2014 at 5:52 am
                    Wish there were elections to the parliament and state emblies every three years so that the corrupt, the inefficient and the exploiters could be thrown into trash bin faster. It could be financially costly but worthwhile. Waiting for five years to kick out such riffraff is like waiting unto eternity.
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                      PChrome
                      Jun 1, 2014 at 5:18 pm
                      This article published in The Hindu is worth reading...:www.thehindu/opinio...
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                        Rahul Kumar
                        Jun 3, 2014 at 9:32 am
                        Both within BJP and outside sympathy for L K Advani is baffling. On plus side he is a good party organizer and a good parliamentarian. But on minus side he has done a lot of harm to Democratic temper and social harmony of the country.
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                          Rahul Kumar
                          Jun 3, 2014 at 9:32 am
                          I also am anno because it creates lazy thinking, where such words are used instead of coming up with intelligent alternatives. I wonder if we realize that ' vote bank politics', the por term which we are quite fond of using day in and day out, is an insult to the individual and collective intelligence of our voters
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                            Rahul Kumar
                            Jun 3, 2014 at 9:32 am
                            I am anno to see that kind of language glorified so freely in the media, especially in certain genre. It demeans both the singer and the listener, but they do not realize it. They do not realize that the financial interests behind the media love to use it to define and perpetuate an undercl to look down on, and sell to, and to keep the people divided along certain cl or racial lines.
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                              Rahul Kumar
                              Jun 3, 2014 at 9:33 am
                              LK Advani’s stewardship of janmabhoomi movement led to communal violence leading to huge loss of life and property, rise of terrorism, worsening of relations with stan and dent in our image as a peace-loving country in the world.
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                                Rahul Kumar
                                Jun 3, 2014 at 9:31 am
                                Maximum Indians will act like KCR because given a chance they will follow him... Indian Mental setup. Great Change Needed. Cabinet meeting or family outing for KCR in Telangana.
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                                  Rahul Kumar
                                  Jun 3, 2014 at 9:33 am
                                  Mr LK Advani now sideline but this is the fact he is equally responsible to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's journey to the top when he stoutly defended him after the Godhra riots and literally stopped former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee from dismissing the then Gujarat Chief Minister from his post.
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                                    Rahul Kumar
                                    Jun 3, 2014 at 9:31 am
                                    Telangana.. KCR-CM, Son and Nephew- Ministers, Daughter- MP.. so one more family.. settled forever !! This is what demand for smaller states is all about. Giving new satrapys to new dynasts and moving backward towards the days when we has 500 plus princely states.
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                                      Rahul Kumar
                                      Jun 3, 2014 at 9:33 am
                                      Though L K Advani has been on the most prominent architect of the today's BJP and has contributed immensely to its growth, yet he is equally responsible to the growth of alienation of Muslims from the mainstream.
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                                        guptadkj
                                        Jun 2, 2014 at 5:38 am
                                        Allowing PSUs to raise the price of diesel once again is a betrayal not merely because diesel is directly linked to inflation in all commodities and services but also the very basis for calculation of cost is wrong and padded up intentionally. Modi should ask experts to re-examine the cost and he has no dearth of experts-the foremost being people like Kirit Somaiya.
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                                          IISc
                                          Jun 2, 2014 at 6:35 am
                                          For odisha, the philin (Cyclone in october 2013) where no-one was hurt due to good governance by CM Naveen Pattanaik. For which people were completely given mandate to their CM and their party in odisha. So for Odisha BJP has to work hard to win the heart of the people. But for WB it is a matter for analysis, as till now the TMC is doing some nuisance and attack on the people who tried to give vote to the party other than TMC. And even the TMC party head openly comes in support of Bangladeshi migrants. So central govt. should put water tight rules to handle the goons of WB who are attacking on the people and supporting the Bangladeshi migrants. Then BJP has to work at ground level to convenience the people about drawbacks of their present ruling govt. in WB and what they (BJP) can change if comes to power.
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                                            Tapan Patnaik
                                            Jun 2, 2014 at 7:51 am
                                            Odisha there is not a single good leader in BJP. BJP needs to reorgansie its entire party down to the last Karyakarta to have some effect. TMC is a party of goons and their ways are similar to CPI (M) and other left parties and they resort to violence and terrorise the people. BJP needs someone like Amit Shah to re-organise the party and revitalise the karyakartas there
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