Khargone (MP): On the last day of campaign for Lok Sabha polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said he is sure of the BJP-led ruling dispensation winning over 300 seats. Addressing a rally in Khargone, Modi also thanked people for deciding to make him the prime minister again.
“From Kashmir to Kanyakumari, from Kutch to Kamrup, the whole nation is saying- Ab ki baar, 300 paar, phir ek baar Modi sarkar,” Modi said, expressing confidence that the BJP-led alliance will win over 300 seats. Modi began his speech by comparing his first election rally for the Lok Sabha polls in Meerut with the concluding public meeting.
“I started my poll campaign from Meerut and today I am ending it from here. Both these cities are united with the inspiration of nationalism and fight of independence from British. Meerut is known for the sacrifice of Mangal Pandey who fought against British in 1857 and in Khargone, Bhima Nayak began Adivasi revolution was martyred for the cause. I pay tributes to Bhima Nayak,” he said.
He explained that the 2019 Lok Sabha polls are different from previous polls as this time people are not voting for a particular political party, but for the country. “I am satisfied that people are standing together for our brave soldiers and there is unanimity in people against terrorism,” said Modi.
The Prime Minister also hit out at Congress on the issue of terrorism and slammed Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy for his ” children from poor families join armed forces” remark. No one will vote for Congress for 100 years because of this statement. This is an insult of armed forces and brave sons of the country. When armed forces are on the border they are ready to die for the nation,” Modi lashed out.
On April 11, Kumaraswamy at a public rally had said, “Those who safeguard the borders are not children of rich people. They are children from poor families who cannot afford two square meals.” Prime Minister Modi further said, “I am working for education of tribals and we are developing a network of schools named Eklavya. We are working to increase forest produce and to make tribal handcrafts reach far off places through online retail.”
Modi detailed his plan for farmers and mentioned plans to build solar panel in farms so that peasants have easy access to water and electricity. He also pitched his government’s Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme. “After attaining the age of 60 years, all small farmers, workers, traders will get pension every month. We are also planning to remove middlemen from farm trade,” Modi added.