New Delhi, Sept 29: BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi addressed a mega rally at Japanese Park at Rohini here on Sunday. Delhi BJP chief Vijay Goel and other party leaders also spoke at the Vikas Rally, whch was attended by lakhs of people.
The BJP has deployed 1,000 volunteers to make the rally a success and also put up 20 LED screens to project the Congress 'misrule' in the state over last 15 years. Sheila Dikshit has been the chief minister of the state since 1998.
Delhi is set to go the assembly polls in a couple of months along with Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Mizoram. Surveys say the Delhi poll will be an interesting three-way fight between the ruling Congress, opposition BJP and the popular Aam Aadmbi Party.
Modi has been addressing huge rallies over the past one-and-a-half month, staring from Hyderabad, Jaipur, Rewari (Haryana), Bhopal, Trivandrum and Trichy (Tamil Nadu).
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Modi concludes his speech
"Repeat the slogan after me so that the Indian Pm in Washington gets a boost"
"For a government, it is nation first, India first."
Modi speaks about himself
"We have learnt from people like Advani, Vajpayee and Kushabhau Thakre. I have come forward to serve you after learning from them."
"Trust the BJP. Neither the BJP nor Modi will ever betray with your dreams."
"I am not a ruler, I am a servant."
"The BJP is a democratic party and from an ordinary person, I have to this place, thanks to you."
"India needs a dream"
"When the Rail Budget comes we ask: prices down or up, when Budget comes we ask sensex down or up? Which Budget of theirs has a vision?"
"Our youngsters require job. This govt has no dream."
"The crown prince is the PM's boss. But is he also the boss of the Congress allies?"
"The nation wants a dream team in 2014 and not a dirty team."
"The BJP opposed the ordinance to protect tainted politicians."
"I want to ask the allies of Congress whether they want to work under the crown prince or according to the Constitution of the country.
Modi blasted the Pakistani PM for calling Manmohan Singh a 'dehati aurat'
On MMS meeting Nawaz Sharif, Modi blasts Sharif for humiliating Singh
"Can you ask the Pak PM to return the Pak-occupied Kashmir? Will you hear the voice of the families of those soldiers who were mercilessly killed at the borders?"
"I doubt if the PM will be able to speak with Sharif in any voice. He has lost his voice over the past few years."
"If Congress can't respect its PM, why will Nawaz Sharif?"
"The Pak PM called our PM a dehati auraat (unsophisticated village woman). The journalist who was sitting there hearing this, should not have accepted Sharif's invitation and protested."
"The PM is meeting the Pak PM. It is interesting to see what they speak."
Modi taunts Manmohan Singh
"Is your poverty a state of mind? That is something said by the crown prince."
"Why don't you tell him about our strengths and not that we are poor. Are you marketing our poverty? It is an embarrassment for the nation."
"PM Manmohan Singh is in USA. He met President Obama & he told President Obama I am from India, it is a poor nation."
Modi slams UPA on central subjects
"China has overtaken us in terms of development in railways. We have lagged behind. Only 3000 km added in rail tracks."
"We have also performed badly in expanding national highways during the UPA govt."
"The aviation sector has been hit by corruption and buried under debt."
Modi slams the Delhi government over the power failure.
"We need to uproot the UPA govt."
"We need a goodwill and not big vision to reach power to the remote corners."
"Youngsters of the country are ready to work but the government has failed to provide employment."
"Every country is going ahead fast. We are going back fast. We have become a joke in front of the world."
"Congress governance is like diabetes."
"Once bad governance enters administration, it ruins the entire system."
"India hasn't seen Surajya (good governance) even after so many years of Swarajya (independence)."
"The NDA had worked on development. Now, the UPA only recognises people who are loyal to the Gandhis. Love for Gandhi today means to siphon off notes with Gandhi's image in tons."
"Delhi govt stops working instead of finding a solution to the corruption."
Modi asks the crowd to settle down. "The national media has covered you already, you can settle down.
Delhi tears into Sheila Dikshit over the Commonwealth Games scam. "They have looted India's sportsman spirit, not just money".
"Countries make themselves an international brand by organising sports events. Look at South Korea and China."
"China has proved itself as a soft power through sports."
"Every other day, the SC criticises the Centre on the issue of corruption. But Congress & their allies are only used to corruption."
"Delhi CM says she is touched whenever there is a rape. But then advises girls to return home early. Every parents say this. What is she doing as the CM?"
Modi takes a dig at Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit. "The CM only cuts ribbons. She is the most happy chief minister." She has only to blame others for whatever is happening in her state.
"In the UPA govt, parties are paas-paas (together) but not saath saath (hand-in-hand). This was not the case duirng the days of Vajpayee and Advani."
"Coalition governments are made by numbers but they are run by chemistry."
"So many governments in Delhi. A mother's government, a son's daughter, so many governments in New Delhi. Both mother's and son's governments, coalition governments, allies running separate governments inside the government. PM is Sardar but not Asardar, he said."
"I thank the people of Delhi who have authored a new history for the nation."
"The people of Delhi might not have ever seen such a huge rally organised by a political party. I thank the Karyakartas."
"BJP has only Vijays in New Delhi."
Modi to speak now. He is being welcomed by conch shells.
Nitin Gadkari speaks.
"We are not against the minorities. We are against the terrorists."
"The economy has come to a standstill. We have to mortgage our gold today."
"Rahul Gandhi calls Manmohan Singh and his Cabinet nonsense. Still, the PM doesn't show any sign of self-respect. Why?"
"The PM is helpless."
"The BJP will change the government in Delhi and bring a change in the country."
Delhi BJP chief Vijay Goel speaks. He projects his party's alternative policies to the ruling Congress in Delhi.
Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu speaks. Sidhuism in full flow.
Vijay Goel, VK Malhotra and other party leaders welcome Modi.
Narendra Modi arrives at the venue. Former BJP president Nitin Gadkari has also arrived.
VK Malhotra speaks. BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu arrives at the venue.
"Congress applies for mercy for people like Afzal Guru and Hafiz Saeed, but did not apply for Shaheed Bhagat Singh's mercy."
Agencies reported that Sikh groups protested against the Gujarat government's stand on land rights of Sikh farmers in the state.
BJP leaders speak. Party leader VK Malhotra at the rally. Most leaders slam the Congress government over issues like power corruption, taxing water and women safety.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote"><p>Wonderful to be in <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Delhi&src=hash">#Delhi</a> to join the BJP Vikas Rally. You can watch the Rally LIVE <a href="http://t.co/hnqiK7Onqp">http://t.co/hnqiK7Onqp</a></p>— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) <a href="https://twitter.com/narendramodi/statuses/384184936019664897">September 29, 2013</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
'Bharat Mata KI' and 'Bande' chants at the venue. Modi is expected to arrive in some time.
Delhi BJP chief Vijay Goel has arrived at the Vikas Rally.
Former Delhi Mayor Aarti Mehra ji, Dr Harsh Vardhan, Jagdish Mukhi, Balbir Punj, Ram Lal and many other dignitaries are at the BJP Vikas Rally.
In New Delhi
BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi at the party's Vikas rally in New Delhi on Sunday, September 29, 2013.
BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, former party president and Delhi in-charge Nitin Gadkari, state party president Vijay Goel, MP Navjot Singh Sidhu and others at Vikas Rally in New Delhi on Sunday.
In New Delhi
BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi at Vikas Rally in New Delhi on Sunday.
People watch on giant screen
People watch live telecast of BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's rally on LCD screen at Karol Bagh in New Delhi on Sunday.
Before the rally
Workers prepare the stage ahead of Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's rally at Japanese Park, Rohini in New Delhi on Saturday, September 28, 2013.