Voters will fight 2014 polls: Modi
Varanasi – Bharatiya Janata Party’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi said here Friday that the 2014 parliamentary polls will be fought by the people of India and every voter will fight.
“The 2014 polls will not be fought between two parties, no individual will lead these polls. This election will be fought by the people of India and every voter will fight,” he said.
“There has never been such an atmosphere before the elections… people are eager to pull down the Congress government,” Modi said at a rally here.
Earlier in the day, Narendra Modi, on arrival in the temple city, first offered prayers at Sankatmochan temple and then at Kashi Vishwanath temple and later proceeded on a chopper to Raja Talab grounds for the Vijay Shankhnad rally.
The BJP has high hopes from the rally as a good showing in Kashi region, comprising of 14 Lok Sabha seats is crucial cog, in its plan to win big in Uttar Pradesh which has a total of 80 Lok Sabha seats.
Of the total 19 seats in eastern UP, the BJP had managed to only two seats in 2009.
Besides Narendra Modi, BJP president Rajnath Singh, Varanasi MP Dr Murli Manohar Joshi, state BJP president Laxmikant Vajpayee, former chief minister Kalyan Singh, Kalraj Mishra were among the others who addressed the mega rally.
Addressing the rally, Rajnath Singh said the whole country wants to see Narendra Modi as the prime minister of India. “No one can stop Narendra Modi from becoming the prime minister of the country,” he said.
“I have seen many rallies in Benaras but nothing like this,” Singh said.
The BJP president said that India, even after 66 years of independence, could not become a global superpower because of the faulty policies of the Congress.
On the attempts by the Congress to take credit for the Lokpal Bill, Singh said, “If there is anyone who deserves credit for Lokpal Bill it is Shri Anna Hazare.”
Dr Murli Manohar Joshi also addressed the gathering. Hitting out at the UPA government for its response on the diplomatic row with the US over the detention of Devyani Khobragade, he said, “After Narendra Bhai forms the government, no country in the world will be able to dare India. His leadership is needed for India’s pride”.