Modi does an Obama, says "Yes we can"

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Hyderabad, Aug 11: Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP's chief of the 2014 poll campaign Narendra Modi reached Hyderabad on Sunday to address a mega youth rally. His address will begin at 4 pm.

6.01 pm

Funds collected through Rs-5 tickets handed over for the flood-hit people of Uttarakhand.

The Rs 10-lakh funds raised from the Rs-5 tickets for the event are handed over for the relief of the flood-hit people in Uttarakhand.

Modi concludes his speech.

5.57 pm

Modi does an Obama

He asks the audience to say after him "Yes we can, yes will so!" He also said:"Jai Telangana, Jai Seemandhra, Bharat Mata Ki Jai, Vande".

5.55 pm

The government should only think about the nation and development for all, Modi said.

5.54 pm

Modi accuses the Congress of emptying coffers and get votes whenever elections come. He said the youth of the nation has the skill but doesn't have work.

5.49 pm

"1 UDS equal to the age of finance minister"

Modi said he once told the PM to take special care of the coastal states, how they can improve in the days of global economy.

He said the economy has slipped and today, one US dollar is equal to the age of the country's finance minister.

5.45 pm

Modi speaks on black money

He said senior BJP leader L K Advani had sought return of the black money. "Why is the government not ready to bring it back?" He praises Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh for the latter's food security bill and mocked the Congress, saying it did not have any will to learn good things. He also advised the Congress to learn from the MP govt's initiative to back girls and women.

5.40 pm

Modi pays tribute N T Rama Rao for strengthening anti-Congress force

"want to ask why people didn't speak about inclusive growth all these years? It is because nothing was inclusive then, everything was excluded," Modi said.

He lauded late Andhra chief minister N T Rama Rao for strengthening the anti-Congress force in the state. The biggest tribute to Rao is by building a "Congress-Mukt Bharat", Modi said. The anti-Congress mood is becoming strong across the nation.

5.37 pm

"Development is the only way forward"

Modi said development is the only way forward but the Congress always avoid it for it has to give explanation.

5.35 pm

Modi appeals for communal harmony

The people of Andhra and Telangana should not fight among themselves, no matter how much divisive the Congress is. "If Telugus and Gujaratis can live in harmony in Gujarat, then the people of Andhra and Telangana can also so."

5.32 pm

Modi speaks on smaller states

"When the Vajpayee government created smaller states, all were happy. It is not the scene now," he said, adding that Seemandhra also deserves to see progress. He said the Centre should have worked on the new capital (of Seemandhra) for the last 10 years.

5.29 pm

Modi expresses his concern for the Indian youth

"You are worried about India, I am worried about the young people of this country." He said Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh, both Congress-ruled states, have seen the maximum number of suicides.

"In 2004, the Congress had promised to make Telangana. The Congress got its most number of MPs from this state. But did it fulfil its promise?"

5.27 pm

Modi takes on Khurshid and raises the killing of the Indian fishermen

Modi takes on foreign minister Salman Khurshid for offering lunch to Pakistani authorities after the barbaric beheading of the Indian soldiers. He also raised the killing of two Indian fishermen by Italian mariners. Mocking the government's justifying the act as protocol, he said while one is killing our men, should we go by the protocol?

5.23 pm

Centre ignoring national security

The 'Delhi dynasty' has ignored the national security at the cost of vote-bank politics. He accused the Indian government of allowing outsiders to enter the country at will. He also flayed the Centre over the Chinese intrusion into the Indian territory.

5.21 pm

Modi criticises Arun Jaitley's detention at Jammu airport

Modi slams the Jammu and Kashmir government over the detention of senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley at the Jammu airport when he was on his way to Kishtwar.

5.17 pm

Modi slams the Centre over the killing of the Indian soldiers and Kishtwar violence

Modi speaks about the trust deficit in our national politics. He cites the recent barbarism at the LoC where Indian soldiers were killed. The Congress govt had promised that it would not be tolerated after the Indian soldiers were beheaded at the LoC last time but the same thing is repeating.

People may not have place in the stadium, but there is no shortage of place for all people in my heart.

Modi tears into the 'Congress dynasty'

Modi tears into the 'Congress dynasty' at the Centre.

5.16 pm

Modi thanks the elderly people who met him despite all odds. A 85-year-old mother whose son stays in Canada and a freedom fighter who did not eat for three days only to come to his rally.

5.14 pm

Modi thanks youth of the state

Modi thanks the youth for buying tickets for Rs 5 and helping the noble cause of catering to the flood-affected people in Uttarakhand.

"People celebrate Hyderabad Day on September 17 and I specially remember that day for it also my birthday."

"I am praying to Sri Venkateshwara Swamy to grant people relief from the current difficult situation."

5.10 pm

Modi speaks in Telugu

Modi greets the BJP leadership and the people of Andhra Pradesh in Telugu.

5.08 pm

Modi takes over amid huge cheer.

Modi seeks blessings of elderly citizens who came to meet him

5.06 pm

An elderly woman and a veteran freedom fighter meet Modi on the dais. Modi fecilitates botrh and seeks their blessings.

4.49 pm

Venkaiah Naidu speaks

Venkaiah Naidu speaks. He thanks the people for attending the rally.

"Congress is dividing people on different issues. People want change."

Congress has split in Andhra Pradesh into three for every region of the state.

The BJP is the only party that has remained one and given confidence to people of India, Naidu said.

Modi is 3D, dynamism, decisiveness and development, says Naidu.

For the BJP, nation comes first, followed by the party and self. It is the opposite for Congress, Naidu said.

4.25 pm

Andhra BJP chief addresses the rally

Andhra Pradesh BJP chief Kishan Reddy speaks. The local BJP leaders criticises the Congress leadership. Reddy said the decision on Telangana was hurried just ahead of Modi's visit.

He said the Congress decided to create a new state and was also instigating violence against the division. Is Andhra Pradesh the Congress's private property, Reddy asked.

BJP is not a party of betrayals, he said.

"In Gujarat, farmers get 24X7 power supply. In AP, it's only for a few hours."

"We will develop Seemandhra & Telangana on lines of Gujarat. Once the NDA comes to power in Delhi, we will ensure development for both states."

4.20 pm

Music and dance programme underway before Modi takes over.

4.08 pm

Modi felicitated

Modi is felicitated with a giant garland. Local BJP leaders address the audience. Former NDA Union minister B Dattatreya spoke. Modi to speak soon. Senior BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu is seen sitting with Modi.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote"><p>Thankful to Hyderabad for the warm welcome. Will now address Nava Bharat Yuva Bheri (Youth Convention). Join LIVE <a href=""></a></p>— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) <a href="">August 11, 2013</a></blockquote> <script async src="//" charset="utf-8"></script>

4.02 pm

Modi enters the scene at LB Shastri Stadium

Narendra Modi gets up on the podium. "Narendra Modiji age badho" is the slogan all around.

Modi said he has started his yatra from Hyderabad

Modi, who met film personalities, leaders and bureaucrats earlier in the day, said he has started his yatra from Hyderabad, and his aim is to lead India towards a better future.

He said he has not worked as a chief minister but only set up the infrastructure facilities to develop Gujarath. he said six crores Gujarati are leaders in his victory in Gujarat.


3. 52 am

Packed house for Modi

The venue, Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium, is overcrowded. The stadium has a sitting capacity of 45,000 and the BJP is expecting 1.2 lakh turnout. The party has made sitting arrangement for 78,000 people. The city police have made extensive arrangement for traffic movements and parking.

At the hotel:

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP's cheif of poll campaign committee for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls has given appointments to 81 persons during his one-day trip to Hyderabad. Twenty-five of them are from the film fraternity.

A number of film personalities met Modi at Park Hayatt Hotel. Directors VV Vinayak, Puri Jagannath and Ram Gopal Varma, actor Kota Srinivas Rao and also former Union minister and actor Krishnam Raju's family met him.

MRPS founder Manda Krishna Madiga and Tribal leader Bellaiah Naik also met Modi.

Cine stalwart Mohan Babu's family was yet to meet him.

Retd IPS officer Gopinath Reddy and other retd IAS and IPS officers also met the heavyweight BJP leader.

10.30 am

Modi reaches Hyderabad

Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP's chief of the poll campaign committee for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections Narendra Modi reached Hyderabad. He will address a mega youth rally at Lal Bahadur Shahstri Stadium here. The rally will flag off the BJP's campaign for the next year's polls.

Here is Modi's itinerary:

1. Reach Park Hyatt hotel from the airport.
2. Will meet local BJP leaders from 11 am till noon.
3. Will reach Lal Bahadur stadium to address rally at 4 pm.
4. Will visit Keshav memorial at 7 pm. In between, will meet more local leaders.
5. Leave for Ahmedabad at 8.30 pm

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