Comparing the reconstruction work undertaken under his leadership in Gujarat after the 2001 earthquake in Kutch, Modi impressed upon the crowd how the impact of natural disasters were "still visible" in places like Latur, Kedarnath, Kashmir and Odisha.
With the PAAS accepting the Congress’ quota formula and campaigning against the ruling BJP, Modi said: “You (Congress) are trying to fool people by saying that you will give this and you will give that... They want to lure people by making false promises.”
In a bid to woo Patidars and Kshatriyas, Modi highlighted the unity of the two communities several times in his speech and invoked Sardar Patel and Krishna Kumarsinh Bhavsinh, the last maharaja of Gohil dynasty.
Gujarat elections: “Today what has happened in UP will be repeated in Gujarat. On December 18, when counting takes place, BJP will win 150 seats by 11 am.... The results in UP have shut their (Congress leaders’) mouth,” he said.
The public meeting Modi will address at Prachi on November 29 will target voters in nearby Assembly constituencies of Somnath, Talala, Kodinar and Una of the Gir-Somnath district and Mangrol and Keshod of Jungadh district, BJP leaders said.
According to an analysis by Association for Democratic Reforms, Bokhiriya faces charges of theft, criminal trespass and concealing design to commit offence which is his duty (as a public servant) to prevent.
When pointed out that Jaitley has been elected to the Rajya Sabha from Gujarat, Sinha said, "He might have been elected from Gujarat, but he is a burden on you. If he had not been elected from here, then a Gujarati would have got a chance in the Rajya Sabha."
Distribution of gifts was something that nearly 61% of the respondents in Gujarat were aware about, but only 29% knew that such distribution is illegal, said Major General Anil Verma (retired), ADR head, addressing mediapersons.
"I am saying that bullet train cannot be the strength of India, because it is made in Japan. It is not made in India. If we bring the bullet train here, then it will not be India's strength; it will be the strength of Japan," he remarked.
“As the elections near, we will now be focussing on these districts to address the lesser participation of women voters and carry out interventions that will aid in higher turnouts,” said B B Swain, Chief Electoral Officer of Gujarat.