Who pocketed Rs. 125 crore to allow FDI in retail?Modi(Video)
Ahmedabad, 11 December 2012
Gujarat Chief Minister Shri Narendra Modi on Monday took on the UPA over the FDI in retail and expressed scathing criticism about the news report that Walmart paid Rs. 125 crore to enter India. He asked who pocketed these Rs. 125 crore and who has ruined the lives of the traders of India? He affirmed that the Congress may have won in the Parliament but it is for the people to show them that in the court of people that this decision is not acceptable. “A nation of 120 crore cannot be bought!” he avowed.
Shri Modi reaffirmed the Government’s commitment to Karamcharis and stated categorically that the development in Gujarat would not be possible without the lakhs of Karmayogis of Gujarat.
On Mrs. Sonia Gandhi addressing rallies in Patan and Siddhpur, Shri Modi commented, “She chose Dakor and Siddhpur so that the Congress’ sins are washed but their sins are such that even taking a dip in Siddhpur will not help.” On her speech he pointed, “I think Mrs. Sonia Gandhi got her 2007 speech with her. There was no issue of 2012! She says there are 57 dark zones but haven’t all dark zones gone? Fact that she was talking about dark zones shows she does not even have latest information.”
The Chief Minister declared that the fact that Mrs. Sonia Gandhi has to quote Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, she is admitting that the Congress has not done anything since then.He said, “In Siddhpur Mrs. Sonia Gandhi spoke about Pandit Nehru. But after him many CMs, PMs came what did they do? Talk on that atleast. If you have to talk about what Pandit Nehru did 50 years ago you are admitting nothing happened for so many years and you deserve to be uprooted from Gujarat!”
Urging Mrs. Sonia Gandhi not to shed crocodile tears for the farmers, Shri Modi stated that despite having the machinery of the Centre, perennial rivers the Centre could not meet its target of 4% agriculture growth and was stuck at 2.5% whereas despite having only the Narmada, Tapi and a Rann constituting a large part of the state, Gujarat witnessed 11% growth in agriculture. He explained in detail how the overnight cotton export ban by the Centre caused immense losses to Gujarat’s farmers that too when prices were highest.
Taking on the UPA chairperson for her comment that there is unemployment in Gujarat, Shri Modi pointed, “Have you seen a youngster from Gujarat seeking a job outside? There is no district in India whose youngster is not working in Gujarat and sending money home.” He also cited a Government of India report that stated that Gujarat has the lowest unemployment in India and opined, “You do not trust us but you trust your Government? Your Government said in a report that if there is a state with the lowest unemployment it is Gujarat.”
Commenting on Mrs. Sonia Gandhi’s statement that the law and order situation in Gujarat is poor, Shri Modi stated that after the elections Mrs. Sonia Gandhi should visit the cities of Gujarat and on the streets she would find women riding scooters even during midnight. Shri Modi asked if the same could be said for Congress-ruled Delhi, where women do not venture out after sunset. He pointed for Delhi people say ‘crime capital’ whereas for Gujarat it is said ‘curfew free state!’
Similarly, he attacked Mrs. Sonia Gandhi’s canard on the condition of women in Gujarat and reminded her that it was in Congress-ruled Haryana that rapes were happening everyday and she herself had to visit the victim.
Pointing to the lack of issues in the Congress campaign, Shri Modi affirmed that all Mrs. Sonia Gandhi could talk in South Gujarat was that her mother-in-law came here and as because you supported her please support us. He said that it would be better if she pointed out what the Congress did for Tribal communities, for the development of Gujarat but except abusing him they do not have any issue in the elections. Referring to a Congress leader’s comment that Shri Modi is a Vanar (monkey), the Chief Minister avowed that those who have read the Ramayana know the power of Vanar Shakti where Lord Hanuman is the embodiment of Bhakti and service. “If I am a Vanar then 6 crore Gujaratis are my Ram. Serving them is like serving Lord Ram for me.”
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