Narendra Modi terms Maharashtra polls as beginning of purification of the state

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday termed the upcoming legislative assembly polls in Maharashtra as the beginning of the purification of the state, adding that the economic development of Maharashtra has an impact on the entire nation.

ANI| Last Updated: Oct 12, 2014, 21:50 PM IST

Thane: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday termed the upcoming legislative assembly polls in Maharashtra as the beginning of the purification of the state, adding that the economic development of Maharashtra has an impact on the entire nation.

"The upcoming polls will not merely decide who comes to power in the state. These polls are the beginning of purification of politics of Maharashtra. When Mumbai and Maharashtra develops economically it has an impact on the economy of the nation. When Mumbai and Maharashtra progress, the entire nation moves ahead," Prime Minister Modi said, while addressing a rally here.

He further said, “Our Railways can become the Centre of economic activity of the nation, I am emphasizing on that.”

He also urged the electorate to vote for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the development of the state. “I truly believe that if people of Thane will get a chance to press 'Kamal' button after 25 years, they won't miss this opportunity,” PM said.

“The Congress-NCP alliance has ruled the state for 15 years and ruined it, now there is a chance to change things. Your aspirations is my responsibility, I have come to ask for a clear majority Govt for development" PM added.

Hitting out at Congress-NCP, Modi said, “Did anyone imagine that a state that leads economy of the nation, can also be destroyed? But look at the power of Congress & NCP. They (Congress, NCP) have same 'Gotra', same habits, same actions and same motives," ANI reported.

Modi reiterated India's success in Mars mission and said, "We have become the first nation which has been successful in its first attempt to reach Mars. This is the power of the youth and scientists of my nation, we have to give them opportunities."

PM further said, "I have a vision that every family of the nation should have a house of its own by 2022."

For fulfilling BJP's poll promises, Modi once again asked people of Maharashtra to give the party a clear majority and said, "Delhi mein mai baitha hun,mujhe Maharashtra mein sarkar de dijiye, mai kai varshon se band padi yojanaon ko chaalu karke dikhaunga. This is why I have come up with the Mantra of 'Sabka Saath Sabka Vikaas'."

PM Modi concluded his speech by saying that the entire World is saying that 21st century is India's century. "But we have lost too much of time,I have a responsibility to first make up for the time we have lost and then move ahead with full force, "PM said.

The election for 288 member Maharashtra state assembly is scheduled to be held on October 15, with the counting of the votes scheduled for October 19.