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Country on the Verge of Saffron Revolution: Modi

Sounding upbeat on the BJP’s prospects in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections, party’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that the country was on the threshold to witness a saffron revolution.

Published: 27th February 2014 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 27th February 2014 01:39 AM   |  A+A-

Sounding upbeat on the BJP’s prospects in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections, party’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that the country was on the threshold to witness a saffron revolution.

He was speaking after inaugurating the country’s biggest solar power plant in Bhagwanpur village at Neemuch district of Madhya Pradesh.  “We have already seen the green and white revolutions. Soon we are going to see a saffron revolution in the country. The saffron colour signifies power,” Modi said. Praising Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who was also present at the function, Modi said “the only agenda of the BJP is development”, thereby bringing prosperity to the common man. 

“Chouhan has changed MP in a big way and managed to bail the state out of the ‘Bimaru’ (sick) category. On Tuesday, the Kshipra and Narmada rivers were linked and now the biggest solar power plant of the country has been opened in the state. I congratulate him for taking the state to new heights,” Modi said. Continuing his jibes at the Congress, Modi questioned the previous state government’s approach and blamed it for neglecting the power and energy sectors in the state. “The sun was there even during the time when the Congress was in power. But the Congress never thought of using it and it was Chouhan who developed energy out of it,” Modi said.

He also accused the Congress-led UPA Government for pushing the country into the “dark age” by mismanaging the power sector.

“During the UPA regime, many power plants were closed down due to which we have been pushed into the dark age,” he alleged. 



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