Narendra Modi pays respects to BJP’s martyrs in Kerala

published on June 9, 2013

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi who has been handed over the reins of BJP’s election campaign for 2014, paid glowing tributes to the party’s martyrs in Kerala in his first address to Karyakarthas as Chairman of BJP’s national campaign committee. Modi said that Karyakarthas in Kerala, in spite of the BJP still waiting to for a kick start in the state, have toiled day and night to elevate the party to the current state.

“No one ever thought that the Bharatiya Janata Party would rise to power in Goa. This was because of the hard work by party workers, expecting nothing in return. Their perseverance and selfless efforts bore fruits. The same can be said about states like Kerala and Nagaland, where party workers have set aside everything in life. Their dream of opening the party’s innings in their states will definitely see fruition. In Kerala, there have been martyrs too. I salute those soldiers whose heads were cut, those fishermen of Kerala who were killed. See in Kerala, Nagaland, Mizoram, Tripura: Karyakartas have given their lives too. There are workers who have worked from generation to generation. They never got fame- their names never appeared on TV or newspapers. But they have worked for the party,” said Modi to a thunderous applause.

Focusing on the party’s need to enhance man power in states like Kerala, Narendra Modi said that social media as a tool must be effectively harnessed. “In places like Kerala where BJP doesn’t have much base we need to concentrate on lakhs of youngsters active on social media,” said the tech savvy Modi.

Turning his attack on the UPA government Modi said that the Union government had ignored security issues of the land. “Congress says ‘Bharat nirman mei haq hai mera’; people say ‘Bharat nirman mei shaq hai mera’.”

“The country’s Planning Commission is chaired by the PM. Why do they have the NAC now on top of them – that too headed by Madam? I told the PM not just in the NAC, even in the Planning Commission there is a person who had been accused of colluding with Naxals. The PM had no answers,” said Modi ripping the ruling Congress apart.

Reiterating that the country did prosper under Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s tenure as Prime Minister, Modi said “Under Vajpayeeji, there was trust. We all felt the country is growing. There was positive feeling. From 2004, it has been a sinking feeling. We are not out to grab power, we must win back the trust of the millions of Indians.”

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