Modi ends campaign for final polling in C'garh

Modi ends campaign for final polling in C'garh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a public meeting. PTI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a huge gathering in Mahasamund district in the last leg of election campaign for the forthcoming Chhattisgarh Assembly polls.

The prime minister began his speech by hitting out at Congress, “In last four years, Dr Raman Singh could run government in state properly with the support of Centre. Before that in his three terms as chief minister he was continuously at the receiving end of hurdles created by the remote controlled government in Centre, who used to get enraged only by hearing name of the BJP,” said Modi.

Continuing with his speech, he said, “When I was Gujarat chief minister, BJP government's grievances remained unheard in New Delhi. I had to fight for Gujarat. Public had restored faith in us time and again and I am thankful to them, " he said.

Highlighting the issue of Naxalism in state, he said, “To tackle the menace of Maoists, Raman Singh government had sought assistance from then government in Centre but for them Chhattisgarh didn't exist in country's map. Under these circumstances, Dr Raman and his team pulled the state from ‘BIMARU’ status to being a developing one. When BJP came to power at Delhi, the progress was remarkable," he pointed out.

Connecting with audience, the prime minister said those who have come here to listen to me from far of places their effort would not be wasted. “We will return it with interest,” he said adding, "Chhattisgarh is 18 years old now. This time is extremely crucial for this state. Just like parents care for the future of their children when they turn 18, I urge all the people of Chhattisgarh to think about the future of Chhattisgarh and give BJP a chance to serve the state in the coming years.”

Repeating his earlier challenge to the Congress again, PM Modi said, “I challenge the Congress to elect someone outside from the Gandhi family as the party’s President for 5 years. Let us all see the Congress’ internal democracy.”