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NARENDRA MODI SHARES HIS EXPERIENCE ON CAMPAIGNING OF THE ENTIRE ELECTIONS: EXTENSIVE,
INNOVATIVE AND SATISFYING: THE STORY OF 2014 CAMPAIGN


Dear Friends,

Today marks the culmination of a long campaign for 2014 Lok Sabha Elections. I addressed my final rally in Ballia,
the land of the hero of 1857 Mangal Pandey, in Eastern UP.

Since September 13th 2013 when the responsibility of being the BJP‟s PM candidate was given to me, I have been
travelling across the length and breadth of India. Friends in the Party told me that I have addressed rallies and
programmes in almost 5800 locations, covering a distance of over 3 lakh kilometers. The number of rallies I
addressed in this campaign season is 440, including the Bharat Vijay Rallies that I began with the blessings of Maa
Vaishno Devi on 26th March 2014.

The campaign was a wonderful opportunity to once again witness India‟s celebrated diversity, the vibrancy of the
people and the beauty of our culture. Working for the Organisation I have travelled across India in the past but this
time it was very different

The unprecedented blessings I have received from the people have been very humbling. Conventional wisdom would
suggest such a campaign would be tiring but I am experiencing a deep satisfaction and freshness that one would
feel after a long and elaborate Sadhna. Through the campaign I got to worship the Janata Janardan

When I look back at the entire campaign, three words come to my mind – Extensive, Innovative and Satisfying

Throughout our campaign, we took agenda of development and good governance to every corner of India. People are
tired of false promises, corruption and the same old tape-recorded messages ridden with dynastic references only to
hide one‟s own failure. They want a better tomorrow and NDA is the only alliance that can provide this change

Nothing made me more glad than seeing the enthusiasm of our Karyakartas! They have worked tirelessly throughout
the campaign. Seeing a rally on TV and social media is one experience but working on the ground is something out
of the world! We do not view campaigns through the limited prism of electoral victory or defeat. A campaign becomes
a life changing experience for the Karyakartas. It is a golden opportunity to strengthen and expand the Organisation
and increases the bond between the people and the Karyakartas. Our Karyakartas went door-to-door and spread the
Party‟s message and we are very proud of them. Our campaign is the story of the hardwork of each and every BJP
worker, who has selflessly set out to create a better India for future generations.

In the entire campaign we received the continuous support and guidance of the leaders of the Party. We derive
immense strength and inspiration from the solid experience and wisdom of our leaders and their active participation
in the campaign gave us an impetus and boosted the confidence of Karyakartas.

This campaign will be remembered for path breaking innovation. In a polity where political campaigns were more
about one-way communication, our Chai Pe Charcha was an innovative break from the past. Charchas were held in
over 4,000 locations across India

During these Charchas, I sat for hours and heard the views of the people and then answered their questions on a
wide range of issues. One of the Charchas was held in Wardha (Maharashtra) where I met families of farmers who
had committed suicide. I was really saddened. After so many years of freedom, our farmers are still ending their
lives even as the present Government watches on silently. For how long can we let this go on?

Innovation was seen in the Bharat Vijay 3D rallies. In one month I addressed 12 rounds of 3D rallies covering 1350
locations. The response to the 3D rallies was phenomenal. So many youngsters wrote to me on mail and social
media „thanking‟ me for coming to their village. People told our Karyakartas- we want to meet Modi ji on stage…such
was the buzz these rallies generated.


For the first time in the history of Indian electioneering an exclusive volunteer portal was set up in the form of
India272+ (http://www.india272.com/). All one had to do was log in and begin work either online or by participating
in the on ground activities.

Through India272+ we sought inputs from our volunteers. I was truly enriched by their ideas and contribution.
Such forums have the potential to revolutionize campaigning and create a paradigm shift in interfacing and
mobilizing well-wishers
.It was amazing how all forms of social media were innovatively used throughout the campaign. This includes the
ever popular WhatsApp- a lot of friends showed me innovative WhatsApp messages, campaign slogans and
infograhpics that were hugely popular. After casting my vote I shared my own Selfie and called for your Selfies. This
generated tremendous buzz on social media. I also had a free and frank interaction with several friends from the
print and electronic media. I was interviewed by the Hindi, Regional and English media
.
I cannot forget the affection I have received in the last eight months. The events of Patna will remain etched in my
memory- there were live bombs on one side but the resolve of the people prevailed. Nobody left the venue of the rally.
I had a clear message that day that I repeated often during the campaign- we can decide whether we want to fight
each other or we want to unite to fight poverty? The former will lead us nowhere while the latter will take our Nation
to greater heights.

Most importantly I wish to thank the people of India who joined our rallies, 3D events and Charchas in large
numbers. People cutting across all age groups and transcending barriers of caste, creed or religion joined us. I often
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said that Narendra Modi or anyone else is not fighting these elections. The people of India have taken these elections
on their shoulders. Each and every citizen of India has become a driving force of change.

In most places where I addressed rallies, it was very hot yet people came in record numbers. A few days ago when I
was in Visakhapatnam, it suddenly started raining during the rally. Yet the people remained. No words will be able
to convey my gratitude to the people. I assure the people of India that I will repay this overwhelming affection with
unprecedented development that will lay the foundations of a strong India.

The campaign has ended today but one phase of the Elections remains. I urge all those voting in the final phase to
vote in record numbers, especially the youth. Please go to vote, take your family and friends to vote. Every vote
matters!

As I travelled across India I could not help but think- there is something in this soil that makes India special.
History is full of examples of how our land has shown the way to the world and today once again, our destined role
of a Jagad Guru calls us. Let us rise to the occasion and create a strong, developed & inclusive India that will show
the way to the world.

Yours,
Narendra Modi

ASSAM RIOT: A REALITY CHECK
The root of Assam riot started way back in the 70′s, when the then ruling Congress government, under the
leadership of Indira Gandhi, gave free land to many people from Bangladesh, and created settlements throughout
northeastern India for them. By allowing Bangladeshis to settle in northeastern India, and by providing them voter‟s
card to vote, Congress had ensured a permanent fix of votes, like a syringe of a concentrated dose that would act as
a catalyst to their rise to power. And since then, since the last three decades, this influx of illegal Bangladeshis into
Indian Territory has continued unchecked.
 First, that illegal immigration of Bengali Muslim peasants from neighbouring Bangladesh into Assam has been
continuing unabated, leading to skewed demographic profiles of Assam‟s districts bordering Bangladesh and
thereafter, turning several adjoining districts of Assam to Muslim majority.
 Second, that these illegal Bengali Muslim immigrants from Bangladesh have rapaciously encroached upon and
occupied land belonging to the native communities, thereby creating a volatile situation for potential violence and
lethal clashes between illegal immigrants and natives.
 Third, that the ethnic clash that began between the native (Hindu) Bodos and illegal Muslim immigrants settled in
Kokrajhar was a result of aggression and attack by the latter on the Bodos.
The above perceptions are, however, far from accurate. In order to understand why, it would be important to
carefully re-examine how they have emerged, the inherent flaws in the assumptions and what the reality actually is.
„Migration‟ rather than „illegal immigration‟ is largely responsible for the riot in assam.
In July 2012, violence in the Indian state of Assam broke out with riots between indigenous Bodos and Bengali-
speakingMuslims. The first incident was reported to have taken place on 20 July 2012. As of 8 August 2012, 77
people had died and over 400,000 people were taking shelter in 270 relief camps, after being displaced from almost
400 villages. Eleven people have been reported missing.
On 27 July 2012, Assam's Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi blamed the UPA led national government for a "delay in army
deployment to riot-hit areas".The next day, Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh visited the relief camps
in Kokrajhar and called the recent violence a blot on the face of India. Indian Home Minister P. Chidambaram visited
the state on Monday, 30 July to review the security situation and the relief and rehabilitation measures being taken.
Lok Sabha member from Bodoland, Sansuma Khunggur Bwiswmuthiary blamed illegal immigration for the violence
in the state. The Election Commissioner of India, H.S. Brahma, said that of the 27 districts in Assam, 11 of them
will be shown to have a Muslim majority when the 2011 census figures are published. Singh was criticised for not
dealing with the flood of illegal immigrants from Bangladesh.
The violence and exodus of thousands of people from Northeast India reportedly led to a series of incessant protests
in Assam, at multiple locations, during the months of August–September. The protesters' main demand was
expeditious detection and deportation of illegal infiltrators from Assam.

THE PLANT OF ASSAM RIOT WAS PLANTED BY CONGRESS GOVERNMENT IN 1970 and now Assam is just getting
the fruits of allowing such illegal immigrants to our nation.
The tension which started in 1970 is still continuing and in 2012 it took a deadly shape. In 2012, July 20, riots
broke out in Kokrajhar which later spread out to the lower regions of Assam. 77 people were reported to have been
killed. Around ,79,000 people from about 500 villages had to take shelter in 128 relief camps. The riots took place
between Bodo community and Bengali speaking Muslims of the region. The clashes have their roots in the mid-
Seventies and peace still evades the region as the riots continue to happen even today. After 2012 the tension was
always there, in 2013 also many people were killed. And again in 2014 it started again.

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REACTION OF DFFERENT POLITICAL PARTIES BLAMING MODI:
After the riot different “SECULAR” leaders and Leaders of some Muslim Parties are blaming Modi for the riot. In that
context I must have to say that they are not well informed. “One Who Lives In Glass House Shouldn‟t Throw Stone”
now the fact is the riot started in 2012 and it Has ita root in 1970 when Mrs. Gandhi Allowed the illegal immigrants.
It is not understood how Narendra Modi becomes liable for the riot where as the real scenario and facts are pointing
its finger on UPA, Mrs.Gandhi,Manmohan Singh, Tarun Gagoi and other persons?And moreover if BJP or Narendra
Modi was responsible then Assam would have thrown him out instead of giving as many as 8 MPs

By TARUNJYOTI TEWARI, SECRETARY, LEGAL AND
LEGISLATIVE CELL, BJP, W.B.

TEXT OF NARENDRA MODI’S SPEECH AT CENTRAL HALL OF PARLIAMENT

Respected Advaniji, our national president Rajnathji and all Chief Ministers of Bharatiya Janata Party and
newly elected members, I am grateful to all of you for having unanimously given me a new responsibility. I am
thankful and grateful, particularly to Advaniji and Rajnathji as they have given me blessings.

I was thinking of Atalji's health. Had his health been good, he would have been with us today and his presence
would have completed this moment. His blessings are with us and will be with us in future.

We are here in the temple of democracy. We will work with all purity... not for the post but the people of the
country. Work and responsibility are the biggest things. I accept the responsibility you have reposed in me.

For me post is not important, I have not considered that post is important in life but in my view responsibility
is the bigger thing.

We will have to dedicate ourselves to fulfill this responsibility. In last September 13, 2013, the BJP
parliamentary board gave a responsibility to me and from September 15, I started my work and with full sense
of responsibility of a worker. The parishram yagya, which I began at that time and when the campaigning
ended on May 10, 2014, I rang up my president and wanted to meet him before going to Ahmedabad. He asked
if I was not tired and needed a break but I insisted on reporting to him as the responsibility given to me had
been completed on May 10.

And like a disciplined solider I reported to my president that from September 13 to May 10, I have tried to
fulfill my responsibility to the best of my ability. In this campaign, I had to cancel only one event and that too
in Ghosi where our district president had died suddenly.

And I told him that as a loyal and committed worker, I am reporting to you on this sacred land. Whatever was
given to me, I have tried to do and fulfill the role of a party worker.

After I became Chief Minister, I saw Chief Minister's chamber for the first time. Today also it is the same
situation as I have come to this historic Central Hall for the first time.

I salute all freedom fighters and also salute makers of the Constitution of our country as because of them, the
world is witnessing the power of democracy. When global leaders called me, I told them about millions of
voters of India. They were surprised. It is the power of our Constitution that a poor person belonging to a poor
and deprived family is standing here today. This is the power of our Constitution and hallmark of our
democratic elections that a common citizen can also reach this height. The BJP's victory and somebody else's
loss is a point for debate later. Citizens have realised that this democratic setup can fulfill their aspirations.
Their faith in democracy has strengthened further.


A government is a one which thinks about the poor, listens to the poor and which exists for the poor.
Therefore, the new government is dedicated to the poor, millions of youth and mothers and daughters who are
striving for their respect and honour. Villagers, farmers, Dalits and the oppressed, this government is for them,
for their aspirations and this is our responsibility. And this is our responsibility. I have seen new facets

of our country in my campaign. I have seen people who had only one piece of clothing on their body but had
the BJP's flag. This section is looking at us with hope and aspirations. And therefore, our dream is to fulfill
their dreams.


Advaniji has used, I would urge Advaniji not to use that word. He said that Narendra Bhai has done him kripa.

(Breaks down and there is a pause for a few moments)

Please don't use this word. Can a son ever do his mother kripa? It can never be. Like India is my mother, the
same way the BJP is also my mother. And therefore, a son can never do kripa, he can only dedicatedly serve his
mother. Kripa is by the party, it has done me the favour of giving me an opportunity to serve it.

Various governments in the past tried to do some good work in their own way for which they deserve
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appreciation. Whatever good has happened, we will carry it forward. We will give something to the country.
People should not become pessimistic. I have not seen television and media, everyone has been analysing this
verdict... people have voted for hope. This verdict is of hope. I had said earlier that this election is of hope.
A new hope has arisen in the common man. This is the biggest significance of this election results.

But by giving the BJP an absolute majority they have voted for hope and trust. People have voted for hope and
faith and I will do everything to fulfill their aspirations. There should be no room for pessimism and because
with pessimism nothing can be achieved. The government's motto will be to be with everyone and for
everyone's development. This is the time for new hope and strength.

An era of responsibility has begun. In 2019, I will meet the MPs again with a report card. My government is not
for myself but for the country. The government is for the poor and we want to do something for them.
I will strive my best to fulfill the responsibility you have reposed in me. You will never have to look down on the
work it will do.

We were not fortunate to have died for the country, but for every citizen born in independent India, he should
dedicate himself to live for the country. Every moment of our lives and every speck of our body should be
dedicated to 125 crore people of this country, we have to carry this dream. The country will then progress
rapidly.

I am by nature an optimist. It is written in my DNA. Disappointment does not just gel with me. On this
occasion, I wish to repeat what I had said in my speech in a college here. Just see this glass of water, some say
that it is half filled with water and some say it is half empty. My thinking is of third type. I say this glass is half
filled with water and half with air. You may be seeing it half empty but I don't see it that way. That's why I say
that I am by nature an optimist. And for traversing a constructive path, it is important and essential to be an
optimist. Only an optimistic person can bring and instill hope in the country. Pessimistic persons can never
give hope to the country. Adverse times and hardships do come in everybody's life. In 2001 when earthquake
struck Gujarat, we were all stricken by death and there was destruction everywhere. Everyone the world over
thought it was all over. But in no time, Gujarat once again stood up on its feet. We will have to leave pessimism
behind. Who says that such an aware democratic country — the largest in the world cannot move forward? If
125 crore Indians resolve to take one step forward, the entire country will travel 125 crore steps forward.

Which is the other country in the world which has six seasons? This land of ours is blessed, our land is fertile,
full of natural resources. People from our country go abroad and earn name and fame, we only have to give
opportunity to them here.

In this election, we stressed on two things — sabka saath, sabka vikas. We want everyone's progress and
development but it is as important that we take everybody along with us. This election symbolised new hope, I
have such able colleagues with me and with guidance from my senior leaders, I have full faith that the
responsibility which was given to me on September 13, 2013 and which was completed on May 16, 2014 and
with the new responsibility given to me today, I assure you that when we meet in 2019, I will place before you
my report card. I will try and achieve the pinnacle of perseverance and hard work.

The coming year 2015-16 is important to us all, it will be Pandit Deendayal Updhyaya's centenary year,
chairaveti, chairevetimantra was given by him and this led to establishing a system of sacrifice and hard work.
We have to think about how to fulfill his dreams and work and strive to fulfill them. Party and the government
should also think about this as to how to celebrate this coming event. Antyodaya, the service of the
downtrodden, that is what Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya had stressed. That is why I say that this government
is for the poor and deprived. In global perspective also, this election of India and its results are being viewed in
a very constructive and positive manner. And the first message that goes out to the world is that it is not
important that millions of people have made some party victorious or made someone a prime minister. But it is
important that millions have given a good mandate and have held India's position high in the world that is the
message of these elections. Who won and who lost is not important. These are the results which will attract the
world to India and to its democratic traditions, and capabilities. Hope has been kindled in a common citizen of
India and the same hope has arisen in humanitarian forces in the world. This is a very good sign.

Brothers and sisters, once again I express my gratitude to millions of workers who have toiled hard for this
victory. Modi which is before you and which you can see is because Modi is hoisted by senior leaders of my
party on their shoulders. Whatever we have achieved today, is because of sacrifices made by past five
generations. Jan Sangh was not known to the people, some thought it is a social, cultural organisation. Today, I
salute all those generations who made sacrifices for nationalist causes. We should not forget that we are here
today because of sacrifices made by the past generations. This victory is of millions of our workers. If we think
like this, there will not be any opportunity for our society and party to have any complaints. BJP is the party
which relies on its strong organisation, that is our strength and none of us is either away or above the
organisation.

You have given me this new responsibility, Advaniji has given me blessings. You have reposed faith in me and
have expectations from me and I assure you that you will not have any occasion of feeling let down. Once
again, I thank you all.

SOURCE: THE HINDU