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Delhi polls: PM Modi calls himself ‘lucky’, says Kejriwal is ‘fooling’ people with his ‘innocent face’

"To be in government is a serious responsibility. It is about understanding the pains of the common man," said Modi.

By: Press Trust of India Written by Sumegha Gulati , Kaunain Sheriff M | New Delhi |
Updated: February 2, 2015 1:03:48 pm
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday spoke to people in Dwarka, calling himself the “original Dwarkawala” and exhorting the residents to throw their lot with his “lucky” government.

“I am from the original Dwarka. But now I am a Delhi resident,” Modi said amid cheers. He said he was “lucky” that global fuel prices had sharply declined since he came to power last May and Delhi’s people should vote for his party’s “lucky” government.

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“Haven’t prices of petrol and diesel come down? Have you not been saving more?… My critics say Modi is lucky… If my good luck can bring down prices of petrol, diesel and save you money, then why bring in the unlucky ones?” he said rhetorically.

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Claiming his “right” over Delhi, Modi said the city had given him a lot and he would return it “with interest” if given a chance to serve. “You gave me seven Lok Sabha seats. I have to now return it with interest — with development, by solving your problems… If you give me a government that only protests, they will not be interested in talking or finding solutions. So, I have come to seek your blessings (for the BJP),” he said in indirect reference to the AAP.

He launched a veiled attack against the AAP for its “false promises” and targetted its chief Arvind Kejriwal for “fooling” the citizens with his “innocent face”. He urged voters for a full mandate as “wasting one year pushes Delhi back by 25 years”.

Modi also touched on local issues, especially Dwarka’s water woes. “I had spoken about Dwarka’s water problem. As soon as the BJP formed a government in Haryana, we solved this issue,” he said, referring to the recent agreement with Haryana to release more water into the Munak canal, which serves Dwarka.

The Prime Minister also mentioned BJP’s pre-poll move to regularise unauthorised colonies, promising he would construct high-rises for slum dwellers near their workplaces.

Highlights of Modi’s speech

#There is a habit in politics, to make promises and then forget them.

#People here indulge in sloganeering.

#We are up against such opponents who deal under the table to form governments.

#These people think about a big lie everyday that can be swung to the media. To stay in news.

# People say that all this has happened because Narendra Modi is lucky. If my luck can benefit the country, why do you need to elect an unlucky government?

#We need a balanced growth. Development of one region is not the development of the country: Modi

#I want to take Delhi to new heights. This is not the responsibility of the Delhi government only. Government of India needs to take responsibility. Delhi is mini India: Modi

#India is getting younger while many other countries are getting older: Modi

#When I meet global leaders, I treat them as equals because I have the support of the people of India: Modi

#No good luck is better than the blessing of 125 crore people: Modi

#If you give a government that believes in agitations, they won’t have time to discuss your issues. They only need space in media: Modi

#To be in government is a serious responsibility. It is about understanding the pains of the common man: Modi

#Delhi needs a responsible, sensitive government: Modi

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