Strengthen your struggle against corruption: Modi
By Express News Service | Published: 26th September 2013 07:39 AM |
Hours after sharing podium with BJP patriarch L K Advani during a party rally in Bhopal, party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi exhorted the party’s state leaders to wake up to the opportunity being provided by the corrupt Congress-led UDF government and Opposition parties in the state on Wednesday.
Addressing the state leadership meeting of party here, he asked it to further strengthen struggle against corruption.
“We don’t have representation in the state Assembly. But you can make use of the Right To Information (RTI) Act to get access to the information and expose corruption,” he told the meeting.
He pointed out that the issues pertaining to Kerala were very rarely discussed at the national level. Only very few leaders from the state rise to the national level though the party structure in the state was very strong and had immense potential to deliver. The partymen were told to take up the state issues and bring it to the national level.
He also pointed out that 65 percent of the electorates in India was below the age of 35 years. Hence, it is important to make effective use of the social media in the campaign against corruption, he said.
As a mark of respect to the country’s first Home Minister Sardar Vallabhai Patel, who took the pain for unification of princely states and building a strong nation, he said the world’s largest statue ‘The Statue of Unity’ will be put in place in Gujarat.
The Prime Minister- hopeful pointed out that Sardar Vallabhai Patel who himself was a farmer had strong links with the farmers of the country. In remembrance of this bond, tools of farmers from around 7 lakh villages in the country will be collected and used for the construction of the statue, he said.
The Gujarat Chief Minister also handed over a cheque for Rs 5 lakh to the parents of Joemon George, the BSF Jawan who died in a chopper crash in the rescue operations during the Uttarakhand deluge.
The BJP’s central committee had decided to give a solatium of Rs 5 lakh each to all those defence personnel killed in the Uttarakhand rescue operations.