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Modi Calls for Vikas, Venkaiah Calls PM “God’s Gift to India”

“Let’s not get trapped by the Opposition,” said the PM in the BJP meeting on Sunday.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses BJP’s
national executive meeting in New Delhi on Sunday. (Photo: PTI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday called on party workers to focus on development and asked them to not to be diverted by non-issues as the two-day BJP national executive meeting decided on a roadmap to reach out to Dalits as well as rural and farm communities.

We need to focus on our own agenda. Let’s not get trapped by the Opposition. Vikas, vikas, vikas (development) is my only focus and it is our country’s solution to all problems.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley kept the ‘anti-national’ issue alive by affirming that nationalism was an article of faith for the BJP. The BJP also decided that the PM would visit Mhow in Madhya Pradesh (BR Ambedkar’s birthplace) in a bid to woo Dalit voters and focus on the upliftment of farmers.

While PM Modi spoke of vikas, Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu called him “god’s gift to India” and a “messiah for the poor”. He also pointed out that a wax statue of the PM was being put in place at the Madame Tussaud’s Museum as he moved a political resolution.

While BJP has hailed its past and present members from time to time at party meetings, it is possibly a first that someone has been called “god’s gift”, that too in his presence. When Home Minister Rajnath Singh was asked about the reaction of BJP members to Naidu’s remark, he said, “I have not heard Naiduji’s speech.”
Report in The Times of India

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