Bhopal, Sept 26: The BJP- led Madhya Pradesh government on Wednesday blew the election bigul in a loud and clear way. All the top brass leaders of the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) were present at one of the biggest gathering of any political party.
The Gujarat Chief Minister and the BJP's prime ministerial candidate for the general elections 2014 addressed the massive rally of over 7 lakh people by taking blessings of the party's patriarch LK Advani. The poll-bound state's Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chohan and party's senior leaders Murli Manohar Joshi, party president Rajnath Singh, parliamentary leaders Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley andformer MP chief minister Uma Bharati and many other leaders were present at the "Karyakarta Mahakumbh" in Bhopal's Jambori Maidan, which also marked the 97th birth anniversary of late Jana Sangh ideologue Deen Dayal Upadhyay.
As the much-awaited BJP's rally ended successfully, let's take a look at some of the highlights during the rally and who said what:
Narendra Modi: The BJP's poster boy and a star campaigner said, "I have no doubt about the BJP's win in MP. I have worked with Shivraj Singh Chouhan for the party's organisation work."
LK Advani: "The BJP will give India a stable government at the Centre. The BJP has reached where it is, not due to speeches but owing to the hard work of party workers. 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."
Shivraj Singh Chouhan: "We are lucky that we are being blessed by the best leadership in the country and I assure the Central leadership that we would throw Congress out of power at Centre and would also form government under the leadership of Narendra Modi. 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."
Dr Murli Manohar Joshi: "We will build a great India under Narendrabhai's leadership. 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."
Rajnath Singh: "Shivraj Singh Chouhan will return as the CM of Madhya Pradesh and nobody can stop Narendra Modi from becoming the prime minister of India. Shivraj Singh Chouhan has served the people and not just acted as their ruler."
Arun Jaitley: "After Shivrajji retains power in November, we will form the government at the Centre under Modiji's leadership next year. 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."
Sushma Swaraj: "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."
Uma Bharti: "Under Narendra Bhai, we will make India a true superpower. Let my elder brother Shivrajji (Shivraj Singh Chouhan) get a bigger mandate than in 2003 also. The party workers have shown ‘Virat Roop of Shri Krishna' to make Shivrajji the Chief Minister of MP and Narendra Bhai the Prime Minister."
Venkaiah Naidu:"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?"
Ananath Kumar:"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."
BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and senior leader LK Advani during the party rally 'Karyakarta Mahakumbh' in Bhopal on Wednesday.
BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi addressing during the party rally 'Karyakarta Mahakumbh' in Bhopal on Wednesday
BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi raises hands with senior leaders LK Advani, Rajnath Singh, Sushma Swaraj, Arun Jaitley, MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan and others during the party rally 'Karyakarta Mahakumbh' in Bhopal on Wednesday.
BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi seeks blessings of senior leader LK Advani during the party rally 'Karyakarta Mahakumbh' in Bhopal on Wednesday.