BJP holds mega rally in Bhopal

Bhopal, Sept 25: Top BJP leaders including its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi addressed a mega rally named Karyakarta Nahakumbh at Jumboree Park here. A massive audience numbering over 7 lakhs attended the event.

The occasion saw the leaders observing the 97th birth anniversary of late Jana Sangh leader Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay.

4.10 pm

Modi and the audience give slogan "Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Amar Rahe."

4.06 pm

"We will fulfil Mahatma Gandhi's desire of ending the Congress. We will make a Congress-free India. We will free each polling booth from the Congress."

4.01 pm

"All surveys are praising us, they are praising Shivraj ji, Raman Singh ji, Vasundhara ji. Everyone saying it's a BJP wave."

4.00 pm

"Do you want your children to stay poor or not receive proper education? Do you want them to remain sick? If not then vote wisely"

3.58 pm

"The Congress won't contest the poll. The CBI will. For the Congress doesn't have the guts to take on the BJP."

3.56 pm

"MP can get 800 MW power if gates are allowed to be built on Sardar Sarovar Dam. But the Centre is not allowing gates to come."

"MP might be ruled by the BJP but the poor people are Indians."

3.52 pm

"The Congress always creates problem for Shivraj Singh Chouhan by discouraging his development initiative. Did the Vajpayee government ever create problems for states ruled by other parties?"

3.50 pm

"After Patwa ji's government, Congress ruined MP for 10 years."

"Congress is hungry for power here. Imagine what they will do if they come to power."

3.48 pm

"When the performance and implementation reports came top 5 were BJP/NDA states. Not a single Congress/UPA ruled state."

"The Congress stopped the procedure to save its own governments from embarrassment."

Modi said the it will be the CBI and not Congress who will contest the next poll

4.45 pm

"Have never heard the Congress speaking about inclusive growth all these years. But now they say this only because the BJP governments in various states have worked on this."

3.43 pm

"Shivraj ji practises today what he preached 25 years ago."

3.40 pm

"I have no doubt about the BJP's win in MP. I have worked with Shivraj Singh Chouhan for the party's organisation work."

3.33 pm

Narendra Modi greets the audience.

"Have got a chance to address several public meeting, to address Karyakartas but what MP BJP has done maybe no one has done."

"I bow to the Karyakartas. A new chapter in Sangathan Shastra has been written today."

"I was wondering what would be best tribute to Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya. MP BJP has given shown a new way on how to go about it."

"I could not interact with Pandit Deen Upadhayay but I learnt about him through Kushabhau Thakre."

3.01 pm

Shivraj Singh Chouhan speaks.

He spoke about the factionalism in the MP Congress and the unity among BJP Karyakartas. "These Congress never used to see eye-to-eye but now everybody is together to return to power."

"The Congress has done corruption from A-Z."

"Will not allow the future generation to suffer because the Congress ruined the education sector."

Shivraj Singh Chouhan speaks over his government's comprehensive development in Madhya Pradesh.

"They pushed MP into darkness and now want power. We have reached electricity to every village."

"We will provide water to every field from the river."

"We will make MP the first in producing wheat."

"We have put a government that stands shoulder to shoulder with the common people."

"Don't spare any effort to help the BJP return to power in the state."

2.51 pm

Sushma Swaraj speaks.

"The heroes of the Mahabharata and the Akhshauhini Senas are present here today."

"The Arjuna has come here to seek blessing of the elderly and cooperation of the common people."

"Once the voter arrives in the voting booth, they will vote for none but the BJP."

"Every person of the state will remember what the government has served them when casting their ballots."

"Act as a bridge between the voters and the polling booths," Swaraj tells the party workers.

2.45 pm

Arun Jaitley speaks.

"I have never seen such a huge rally in my life. This is not just an organisational success but the result of the hard work of the party workers."

"MP has done great development in the last 10 years and I have no doubt that the BJP will come to power for the third consecutive term."

"UPA has ruined the country's economy. Corruption has no end, national security has been compromised, the UPA government has an indecisive leadership."

"I congratulate you for coming here in such large numbers."

2.33 pm

Dr Murli Manohar Joshi speaks.

"We will build a great India under Narendrabhai's leadership."

"There is no other kumbh bigger than this mahakumbh."

"Help the BJP to win in MP, Chhattisgarh and also in Rajasthan." A good show in the assembly polls will help the party win back power at the Centre.

"All this is just to bring Modi to power."

"The BJP has taken a resolve to end the streak of bad governance in the country."

2.21 pm

Vankaiah Naidu speaks.

He congratulates MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan for the latter's development work.

"MP has made huge progress from a BIMARU state, under Shivraj Singh Chouhan. The state is showing way to the rest of the country."

"Everybody wants leaders like Modi and Chouhan. Ask Congress, who is their leader?"

Naidu thanks BJP leaders from Madhya Pradesh who have strengthened the state.

2.02 pm

Former MP chief minister Uma Bharati speaks.

"The presence of the huge number of supporters is like seeing Lord Krishna's Virat Roop in Mahabharata. This is to make Shivraj ji the CM of MP and Modi ji the PM of India"

Bharati lauds Advani. She mocks a former chief minister of Gujarat as Baantadhar who has recently challenged Modi over development. "Accept my challenge first," she said.

"It was we who had raised the issues of development in MP first."

Bharati calls Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi as "made of glass."

"Going to a poor man's home and have food is not development. If the poor comes to a rich man's house and have food, it is development."

"Shivraj Singh Chouhan has shown the true development."

"If needed, I can hoist the Tricolour in Karachi."

"If I can't become the PM of Italy, then Sonia Gandhi can't become the PM of India."

"I never compromised on welfare, Hindutva and Swadeshi."

"We hope that Shivraj Chouhan get a huge majority this time, bigger than that of 2003."

"India will be a superpower under Narendra Modi."

Bharati hijacks Congress's Jai Jawan, Jai Kishan slogan.

1.49 pm

BJP president Rajnath Singh speaks. Singh recalls the contribution and principle of Upadhyay.

"Shivraj Singh Chouhan has served the people and not just acted as their ruler." he called him a Janata Sevak (people's servant) and not Shashak (ruler).

"You have seen both Congress and BJP governments in Madhya Pradesh. You can see the difference. You also know what the UPA government has done during its rule. Compare it with the six-year-old rule of Atal Vihari Vajpayee's NDA government."

Rajnath takes on the UPA government over corruption, employment and infrastructure development issues.

He also slams the Congress over the allegations made by the Ajmer bomb blast accused that the home minister and other Congress leaders pressurised him to implicate top RSS leaders.

"Shivraj Singh Chouhan will return as the CM of Madhya Pradesh and nobody can stop Narendra Modi from becoming the prime minister of India."

1.35 pm

Party patriarch LK Advani speaks.

"The BJP has reached where it is today because of hard work by the karyakartas and not just by making speeches."

"This Mahakumbh is not just big for India but for any place in the world where a party-based democracy performs."

"Representatives of 53,714 polling stations from the state have arrived here. It is truly a Mahakumbh."

"From an opposition party, we went on to form a national government. We have also formed governments in various states."

"The track record of BJP or NDA governments in the state are much better than any other party in India."

"We will win the future elections through hard work."

"I went to Chhattisgarh last week. I went there to inaugurate a power plant. I am proud that the BJP governments in various states have done big development work."

"I see no Congress-ruled state with similar development."

Advani inaugurates the event.

1.29 pm

Senior BJP leader Ananth Kumar speaks.

"We have to win in MP under Shvraj ji and win in Delhi in 2014 under Narendra Modi ji."

"We are going to the MP polls under the leadership of Shivraj Singh Chouhan. We had won 145 seats in 2008. This time we will win 172 seats."

"We will make a golden Madhya Pradesh, a golden India."

1.20 pm

Party MP Narendra Tomar speaks at the rally. He greets the top leaders present on the occasion.

1.15 pm

BJP president Rajnath Singh and party patriarch LK Advani felicitate Narendra Modi. Modi touches Advani's feet.

1:10 PM

BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, party patriarch LK Advani and other leaders will address an election rally here on Wednesday. The really will begin at 12 pm.

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