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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    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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