Gujarat Election 2022: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday sought to nook the Congress for not supporting a tribal girl, Droupadi Murmu, within the presidential ballot and lashed out on the opposition get together, accusing it of participating in vote financial institution politics, nepotism, sectarianism and supporting “anti-social parts” throughout its rule in Gujarat.
The prime minister hit the marketing campaign path in Gujarat simply after a day-long break and addressed rallies in Dahod, Mehsana, Vadodara and Bhavnagar in help of Bharatiya Janata Celebration (BJP) candidates forward of the following month’s Meeting polls.
Earlier, Modi was within the state for 3 days – November 19, 20 and 21 – and addressed a sequence of ballot conferences for his get together.
Talking at an election rally within the tribal-dominated Dahod city of central Gujarat for BJP candidates within the area, Modi requested why the Congress didn’t help Murmu within the presidential election if the opposition get together was so involved about adivasis.
The PM additionally referred to Congress MP Rahul Gandhi, with out taking his title, and his Bharat Jodo Yatra, which is at present passing by adjoining Madhya Pradesh.
Talking at a rally in tribal-dominated Mahuva village in Surat district on Monday, Gandhi had accused the ruling BJP of snatching away the rights of tribals.
“An individual is conducting a foot-march to get again energy. In his speech, he talks about tribals. I wish to ask him, why Congress didn’t help the BJP’s girl tribal candidate within the presidential election? As an alternative, they fielded their very own candidate to defeat her,” PM Modi mentioned.
“Regardless of Congress’ efforts” Murmu grew to become President “with the blessings of tribal folks,” he added.
“Why the Congress by no means considered making an adivasi our President? It was the BJP which made a tribal particular person, that too a lady, our nation’s President for the primary time and despatched a message to the world,” Modi mentioned.
Murmu, the primary tribal to occupy the nation’s highest constitutional submit, had defeated former Union minister Yashwant Sinha, supported by Opposition events, together with the Congress, within the election held in July.
At one other rally in Mehsana in north Gujarat, the PM continued his assault on the opposition get together and mentioned the “Congress mannequin” meant casteism, division, and vote financial institution politics which has “ruined” Gujarat and your entire nation.
Modi mentioned the Bharatiya Janata Celebration by no means endorsed the coverage of “favouritism and discrimination” which is obvious in youths reposing religion within the ruling get together.
“The Congress mannequin means corruption, nepotism, dynastic politics, sectarianism and casteism. They’re identified for indulging in vote financial institution politics and creating rifts between folks of various castes and even in several districts to be in energy. This mannequin has ruined not simply Gujarat but additionally India. That is the rationale why now we have to attempt exhausting immediately to take the nation forward,” the prime minister mentioned.
He mentioned children are assured that BJP’s insurance policies will create extra alternatives for them sooner or later.
The PM mentioned youths within the age group 20 to 25 years could not even know the sort of hardships confronted by the folks of Mehsana district previously, together with an acute scarcity of water and electrical energy.
“Droughts had been additionally frequent in these days. We (BJP) had put Gujarat on the trail of prosperity amid pure calamities and utilizing restricted assets. Previously, water and electrical energy was once the foremost points throughout polls.
“Right now, the Opposition cannot communicate on these points as a result of such points are resolved by us,” mentioned Modi, who served because the chief minister of Gujarat from 2001 to 2014 earlier than assuming the workplace of the Prime Minister.
At his third rally of the day at Vadodara, the Prime Minister mentioned the folks of Gujarat used to reside below concern when the Congress was in energy as a result of “anti-social parts” got safety by the get together.
He mentioned in the course of the lengthy Congress rule, riots and curfews had been fairly frequent in Gujarat, the place the BJP is in energy for the final 27 years.
“Right now’s younger era could not know what was the state of affairs (in Gujarat) twenty years again — riots and curfews had been frequent. Anti-social parts used to terrorise folks with none concern. They got a free hand. That was the Congress’ coverage. Such parts got safety by the federal government,” mentioned Modi.
He claimed an identical state of affairs nonetheless prevails in states the place the Congress is in energy at current.
On the fourth election assembly in Bhavnagar, Modi highlighted the significance of “the gas of the long run” inexperienced hydrogen and his dream of creating Gujarat the world’s largest hub for its manufacturing.
He additionally knowledgeable that Vedanta-Foxconn’s mega semiconductor plant, introduced in September, is arising within the Dholera Particular Funding Area in Ahmedabad district with an funding of Rs 1.5 lakh crore.
“I wish to make Gujarat the largest hub of inexperienced hydrogen (on this planet). A brand new eco-system for that sector will come up on Gujarat’s shoreline, be it in Kutch or Bhavnagar or in Junagadh. Inexperienced hydrogen is the gas of the long run. Vehicles will run on that gas sooner or later. The whole world will expertise a complete transformation,” mentioned Modi.
“Each the state authorities and the Centre have taken initiatives to draw funding in Gujarat and on its shoreline for that sector from internationally. We predict an funding of Rs 8 to 10 lakh crore for that sector. It’ll create lakhs of latest employment alternatives,” he mentioned.
Voting to elect a brand new 182-member Gujarat Meeting can be held in two phases — December 1 (89 seats) and 5 (93 seats) — and ballots can be counted on December 8.
A complete of 1,621 candidates are within the fray for the 182 seats.
(With inputs from PTI)