Narendra Modi at `Fateh` rally in Jagraon: As it happened
Bharatiya Janata Party`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will be addressing `Fateh` rally in Jagraon on Sunday.
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3:03 pm: Modi ends his speech amidst chants of `Bharat Mata ki Jai.`
3:00 pm: We are making the tallest Sardar Patel statue in Gujarat. I thank all those who have contributed for the statue in Punjab, says Modi.
2:58 pm: I ask the Defence ministry to make those soldiers answerable if drugs and fake currency come from across the border. Not only terrorists, but these diseases come from across the border. Hence, we need to prevent our youths from getting affected by all this - Modi.
2:57 pm: NDA is National Democratic Alliance during polls and National Development Alliance as a government, says Modi.
2:55 pm: Punjab, Rajasthan, Haryana are the land of the soldiers. Earlier, Congress had promised `one rank one pension` scheme but never implemented despite various opportunities, says Modi.
2:48 pm: Modi says that our priority should be to emphasise on productivity per acre. We need value addition as well, he added.
2:46 pm: If we want the nation to progress, we need to work on three pillars – agriculture, manufacturing and service sector.
2:45 pm: The Punjab CM is worried about the farmers and the Deputy CM wants to make the state technically advanced. This thought process will help in the development - Modi.
2:44 pm: I assure you, when I become the PM, I will be like a guard and will never let anyone steal the wealth of the nation. The national coffers have the money of the poor which is to be used for their development, says Modi.
2:42 pm: I have worked in Punjab, Haryana and have learnt governance by working with senior leaders, Modi says.
2:41 pm: During the tenure of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, corruption was prevalent with Gandhi admitting that for every rupee that was released by Centre, only 15 paisa reached villages, says Modi.
2:40 pm: Modi says that when we talk about corruption, ABCD has now become a symbol of corruption by Congress with `A` for Aadhar, B for Bofors...
2:39pm: Modi says that the Punjab CM has given due credit to Lala Lajpat Rai but Congress does not have time to remember him.
2:37 pm: Punjab is not merely limited to the state and the music and food are popular across the country- Modi.
2:36 pm: The alliance of Akali Dal and BJP is not merely for the formation of government but is a symbol of social unity, says Modi.
2:34 pm: Every Indian has as much right to Gujarat as much as Narendra Modi does. Some people are spreading lies. I assure that any Sikh working in Gujarat will not have to leave - Modi.
2:30 pm: Modi says that Kutch was a dry land, but after people from Punjab came and settled there, it turned into a green land with acres of farm land.
2:26 pm: Gurunank Dev had visited Kutch and his `padukas` are still preserved. During the earthquake, the gurudwara was damaged. When I was appointed as the Chief Minister of the state and saw the condition of the damaged gurudwara in Lakhpat, we restored it to its glory, says Modi.
2:22 pm: Narendra Modi addresses the rally and says that Gujarat shares a special relationship with Punjab as one of the `Panch Pyare` was from Gujarat. That is why there is a blood relation as well as ethical relation between the two states.
1:50 pm: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said that when the alliance between the BJP and Akali Dal in Punjab has led to the progress of the state.
1:47 pm: Singh further said that the relationship between Akali Dal and BJP is very old and will continue.
1:35 pm: He further says that under the governance of Congress, the nation cannot be free of corruption.
1:28 pm: BJP chief Rajnath Singh is addressing the rally and lauds the development work done by Punjab Chief Minister. Singh says that whenever Congress government has come to power, prices have increased and corruption has prevailed.
1:15 pm: Praising the Gujarat Chief Minister, Sukhbir Singh Badal appeals to the people to make Modi as the next prime minister for the progress of the nation.
1:10 pm: Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab, Sukhbir Singh Badal, attacks Congress and says that the nation has gone backwards in the last decade under the party`s governance.
12:58 pm: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and BJP national president Rajnath Singh are also present.
12:50 pm: Narendra Modi arrives at the venue to address the `Fateh rally.`