Prime Minister Narendra Modi today (Friday, May 17) said that he is sure of his party winning 300 seats as people will elect a majority government for the second time in a row after decades, he said addressing his last rally of the ongoing LS elections in MP’s Khargone.
“From Kashmir to Kanyakumari, from Kutch to Kamrup, the whole nation is saying- Ab ki baar, 300 paar, phir ek baar Modi sarkar,” PM Modi said, expressing confidence that the BJP-led alliance will win over 300 seats.
The BJP-led NDA is the choice of 130 crore Indians, PM Modi said.
“This Sunday when you go to cast your vote then you will be scripting history. After decades you will elect a majority govt for a second time in a row,” PM Modi told the voters.
The fourth and last phase of Lok Sabha polls in the state will be held on May 19, along with the seventh and last phase in the country.
PM Modi also sought to highlight the freedom struggle link of the places where he held his first and last rally of this Lok Sabha poll campaign.
“My election campaign started from Meerut, Uttar Pradesh. Now the last rally is happening in Khargone, Madhya Pradesh. From a historical perspective, there is a connection between Meerut and Khargone, which is often not noticed. Both the cities are associated with the 1857 War of Independence,” he said.
Both the cities have inspired nationalism, PM Modi said. “In Meerut, Indian soldiers rebelled against the British and in Khargone, freedom fighter Bhima Nayak led a tribal agitation and attained martyrdom,” he said.
“The election of 2019 is different from all the previous general elections. In this poll, people of India are voting for their country and not for any party. They are voting to build a New India,” PM Modi said.
He also slammed his party leaders including Pragya Thakur for their comment on Gandhi and Godse, saying, “The comments on Gandhi and Godse are deplorable, disgusting and are not language fit for civilised society. Those who say such things should think 100 times. It is a different issue that they have apologized, but I will not be able to forgive them from my heart.”
On Thursday, Pragya Thakur had said: “Nathuram Godse was a deshbhakt (patriot), is a ‘deshbhakt’ and will remain a ‘deshbhakt’. People calling him a terrorist should instead look within, such people will be given a fitting reply in the election.”
He said the Congress hasn’t condemned Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy’s remark that those who don’t get a square meal join the army and become jawans.
He asked people to ‘never forgive’ the Congress for its ally’s remarks. PM Modi invoked freedom fighter and socialist thinker Dr Ram Manohar Lohia to target the Congress.
(With PTI inputs)