Era of alliances over, want full majority: PM Narendra Modi in Maharashtra

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Highlights of PM Modi's speech on Oct 5
Sangli, Oct 5: Ahead of Maharashtra assembly elections on October 15, 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed three rallies in the poll-bound state, on Sunday.

Highlights of Modi's rally in Gondia

"The era of alliances has ended. If you want Maharashtra to progress, then give us full majority," Modi said, addressing an election campaign rally here.

Modi cited examples of adjoining Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh where voters had given the BJP a full majority.

"Maharashtra could be the number one state in the country," he said.

NCP chief Sharad Pawar chose the Rajya Sabha route for himself but made Praful Patel a scapegoat and fielded him for Lok Sabha polls, Modi said.

"The Maharashtra Assembly polls will decide the fate of Maharashtra," he said.

Modi observed that the inflation rate has come down for the first time in five years and cited reduction in petrol and diesel prices as important work done by his government.

"Both Congress and NCP have destroyed Maharashtra. Both are equally to blame and both will be equally punished," he said.

"The maximum number of terror acts occur in Maharashtra. After Uttar Pradesh, the maximum communal riots occur in Maharashtra," he said.

Appealing to the Maoists to shun violence and return to the mainstream, Modi said, "Put down guns from your shoulders and put ploughs on your shoulder. You will get relief."

"Return to the mainstream. Stop the bloodshed. Be a partner in the country's progress. Nobody has succeeded through violence," he said.

"To political pundits, I wish to say, look around you and feel the atmosphere. We are going to get a clear majority (in Maharashtra)," he said.

"Sharad Pawar was agriculture minister, but in Maharashtra, 3,700 farmers committed suicide per year. However, Congress and NCP government did not shed tears for them. Such a cruel government never existed anywhere," Modi said.

"Here, we had a chief minister (Prithviraj Chavan) who declined to share the stage with me. How can we work together if such governments are there in Maharashtra," he said.

Modi described LBT as "looto baato tax." "BJP will free you from LBT after being voted to power in Maharashtra," he said.

"Congress people ask me to give them an account of work done by our government. First give me an account of your 60 years of work. After that, ask me the account of my 60 days in office. I am accountable to the people," Modi said.

"Had I been allowed to complete the work of raising the height of the Narmada dam, Maharashtra would have got free electricity worth Rs 400 crore per year," he said.

"Now, I can assure you that the work will be completed in one or two years," he said. "Their (Congress and NCP) only job was to fill their pockets. They are shameless people. If you want Maharashtra to progress, give the BJP full majority," Modi said.

Highlights of Modi's rally in Kalamba, Kolhapur

Prime Minister Narendra Modi continued to attack the Congress and NCP as he addresses his second rally in Kolhapur, Maharashtra.

It has hardly been 100-125 days (of BJP governance), (Congress) people who have ruled for 60 years, are asking about BJP's work in 60 days, said Modi.

Aaj pure desh ko Kolhapuri ki chappal ki zaroorat hai, taaki pura desh tez gati se chale, said PM Modi. (India needs Kolhapuri chappals to progress speedily.

Modi says that the changes in the nation are not the result of Modi's magic but the result of crores of Indians coming together.

If you have to search Congress-NCP after the elections you will have to use a magnifying glass, giggles Modi. He says that corruption of Congress and NCP has deprived this place of development.

Will you let Maharashtra be looted? Will you let Maharashtra be destroyed? asks Modi to the crowd of thousands of people who gathered for his rally.

Modi concludes his speech with a message of "Swachh Bharat Abhiyan".

Highlights of Modi's rally in Tasgaon, Sangli

Prime Minister Modi starts his speech in Marathi amidst cheers and applause from the crowd.  Says he has special connection with this land.

While addressing rally in Tasgaon, Modi said, "We had never won Sangli Lok Sabha since Independence. I had urged people to make BJP win. And you gave me much more than I asked for."

Modi expresses that Gujarat was born in 1960, it was a part of Maharashtra before, and Gujarat still believes Maharashtra is its elder brother.

"Those who are saying things in the name of Shivaji Maharaj, I feel sad. What Sharad Pawar said today... I was pained. I want to ask Sharad Pawar... who named the Mumbai airport after Shivaji Maharaj," Said Modi.

Modi questions former Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar about so many farmers having committed suicide.

"The Government stalled Narmada project for years... a Congress government in Delhi, which even Sharad Pawar was a part of. But after coming to power, I immediately approved the project," Modi said.

"These are the first polls to take place in absence of Bal Sahab Thackeray ji, he was the man who stood for the rights of people. So in his respect, I wouldn't say a word against the party." Modi added.

BJP is ready to take responsibility for the development of Maharashtra. Give BJP a complete majority and we will take you up.

We are not like the Congress. We don't run away. We will give you the accountability of our work.

Modi also stressed upon his project of "Make in India" so that employment opportunities will be increased and India will grow from the roots.

"India is ready to move ahead. The nation won't stop. I tell people here - bid farewell to those who looted so much." Modi tells crowd.

And with focus on his "Swachh Bharat Abhiyan", Modi tells people to clean grounds and keep the 'Lands of Chhatrapati Shivaji' clean and concludes his speech.

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