These days, media's focus doesn't go beyond Delhi: Modi

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Panaji, Jan 12: BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi addressed the mega Vijay Sankalp Rally here on Sunday. Party president Rajnath Singh, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and other leaders were present on the occasion.

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8.03 pm

Modi concludes his speech.

8.00 pm

"This election is about voting for India, not for any particular entity. It is to decide what kind of India do we want to create. VOTE FOR INDIA"

7.56 pm

"Our goal is to bring uniform development for all. Our motto is India First"

7.54 pm

"People have to decide whether faces seen on television will do the job or those working on ground."

"I have always failed to make a space in media  but I have never lost in the hearts of the people."

7.50 pm

What has Delhi government done to improve the situation in India? And it is just not the government which is guilty, those supporting it are also responsible."(Modi takes a dig at leaders like Mulayam and Mayawati?)

"Who imagined that the same government voted in power will become a burden? It took India behind by 50 years."

7.47 pm

"I felt proud about them. They told me they want special status for Goa's identity, environment and tradition."

"I was given memorandum for Special Status for Goa. In India it means more money but here I was told:  We do not want money."

7.43 pm

"Law and order is a state subject. Shinde ji, do not teach states on law & order from Delhi. This is against federal structure," Modi said, adding that the PM of India doesn't bother to take cognizance of such votebank politics.

7.41 pm

Modi takes a dig at Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde over the latter's recent order to chief ministers not to arrest people from the minority community. "Any criminal, irrespective of the religion, shouldn't be spared."

7.40 pm

"We will make India's federal structure strong. The Congress has weakened it only to remain in power."

7.39 pm

"The government in Delhi does not do anything by itself but it also stops others from doing things."

7.37 pm

"It is said files are not cleared in the environment ministry if 'Jayanthi Tax' (dig at former environment minister Jayanthi Natarajan) is not paid."

7.34 pm

"We will take care of the environment and bring transparency in mining for the country's growth."

"Mining is very important for the economy of Goa. Infrastructure, raw material and human resource is necessary for mining but the raw material has remained unutilised".

7.31 pm

"Last 10 years were even worse. All institutions were crippled. Everything was answerable to a single centre."

"First 50 years after independence were wasted."

7.30 pm

"Rajiv Gandhi repeatedly spoke about 21st century is coming. But was there any preparation for the 21st century?"

7.28 pm

"Do you want to live the agonising lives that your elders lived, the problems they faced," asked Modi.

7.25 pm

"The Congress also lacks shame. They are not bothered without making all kinds of statements even after indulging in corrupt practices."

7.24 pm

"Congress culture means dynasty politics, parochialism, caste politics, communalism, unemployment, poverty and everything negative. Congress Mukt Bharat means an India free of all these negative traits."

"The people of India have decided to uproot the Congress.'Congress Mukt Bharat' doesn't mean just an India free of a party but India free of a corrupt culture."

7.18 pm

"Only in a party like the BJP can a tea-vendor dream of making it big". Modi gives the examples of MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan, former Uttarakhand CM Prem Kumar Dhumal of those who rose to prominence from ordinary backgrounds.

7.17 pm

"Money collected for today's rally will go to the families of those who lost their lives in the building collapse tragedy."

7.15 pm

"It was great to see the CM himself involving himself in the rescue act after the building collapse in Goa. Being an engineer himself, he was applying his own skills at the hour of need. This is how the BJP produces its leaders."

7.14 pm

"I congratulate you for choosing a CM like Manohar Parrikar."

7.13 pm

"These days, media's focus doesn't go towards Goa." (takes a dig at the AAP phenomenon?)

7.08 pm

Narendra Modi speaks.

7.06 pm

Rajnath Singh concludes speech.

7.03 pm

"Modi has Vision, Conviction and Courage and India needs such a leader today."

7.02 pm

Rajnath Singh slams Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, says when he needs to speak, he maintains a Maun Vrat.

6.54 pm

"If Goa has a CM, he must be like Manohar Parrikar. He has succeeded in reducing poverty in the state."

6.50 pm

"Atal Bihari Vajpayee kept prices under control for 6 years prices when the NDA was in power."

6.40 pm

Rajnath Singh slams the Congress for integrating Goa much later after independence.

"On June 9, 2013, BJP met here in Goa and we began the process to make Narendra Modi the PM".

6.35 pm

Rajnath Singh addresses rally.

6.30 pm

"We have served the people despite suffering a loss in revenue. I am saying all this intentionally. The situation is same throughout the country. Nothing is moving today, not even the prime minister. We need a strong leadership."

"People feel there is only one leader who can solve these problems and that leader is sitting here."

6.28 pm

"We have fulfilled our promises we made to the people in 22 months. Petrol is cheapest in Goa."

Parrikar speaks bout Ladli Lakshmi scheme which has benefitted women across all the society.

6.25 pm

"Goa begins the process of change in India & whenever Goa has given BJP 2 seats, BJP has formed government."

6.24 pm

"This is a historic rally. Out of 10 lakh voters in Goa, over 2 lakh people are present here to hear Narendra Modi."

6.22 pm

Goa CM Manohar Parrikar speaks.

6.20 pm

Shripad Naik concludes his speech.

6.00 pm

Modi and Rajnath singh garland photos of Swami Vivekananda, Shyamaprasad Mookerjee and Deendayal Upadhyay.

5.58 pm

Narendra Modi and Rajnath Singh felicitated.

5.50 pm

Narendra Modi, Rajnath Singh and Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar arrive at the venue.

5.45 pm

Smriti Irani speaks at the rally. She praises Narendra Modi's leadership and criticises the Manmohan Singh-led UPA government on issues of price rise and food security. She also fails Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar for his work on the development of the state, particularly in fields of women's emancipation and checking rising fuel prices.

5.00 pm

Local leaders speak. Goa Power Minister Milind Naik, MLA Mahadev Naik, Goa BJP chief Vinay Tendulkar and others spoke at the rally.

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