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Gujarat polls: PM Modi says people will not accept Congress' anti-Gujarat mentality | As it happened

While 89 seats will go to polls in first phase on December 9, the election in the remaining 93 constituencies will be held in the second phase on December 14. Counting of votes will take place on Dec 18.

Edited by: India TV Politics Desk, Ahmedabad [ Updated: November 28, 2017 21:09 IST ]
PM Modi in Kamrej: 'People will not accept Congress'
PM Modi in Kamrej: 'People will not accept Congress' anti-Gujarat mentality'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday addressed four back-to-back rallies in different parts of Kutch and Saurashtra region of poll-bound Gujarat where the first phase of elections will be held on December 9. On November 29, he will again visit his home state to address four mega rallies. 

As it happened:  

06:33 pm: In Uttar Pradesh the Congress was feeling so confident about victory. They begun to call Gujaratis donkeys. And now, they are coming here to Gujarat to seek support. Nobody can insult the people of Gujarat like this: PM

06:25 pm: Overnight, Indira Ji removed Morarji Bhai from the Cabinet. She didn't open doors of the bank for the poor. When we got the opportunity to serve, the 1st thing we did was to start Jan Dhan Yojana & focus on financial inclusion: PM 

06:19 pm: Congress Party has not done anything, it does not want to do any thing and it does not want others to do anything for the people: PM Modi

06:13 pm: Our government has taken steps to ensure people from middle class families can own their homes. We reduced prices of stents and made healthcare affordable: PM Modi

06:00 pm: Congress is disconnected with the aspirations of the people of India : PM

05:55 pm: Arrogance of Congress party is at a record high. They don't realise that times have changed. Things are very different in Gujarat from the time they ruled here 22 years ago. Society is no longer divided, there is progress now: PM Modi

05:53 pm: After campaigning in Kutch, Rajkot, Amreli districts, I have come to Surat. I am seeing energetic response from people. I also see that Congress is scared of defeat and unable to match BJP's focus on development & good governance: PM Modi

05:50 pm: People in Gujarat will not accept Congress' egoistic anti-Gujarat mentality: PM Modi

05:43 pm: PM Modi addresses election rally in Kamrej

04:10 pm: PM Modi concludes rally in Dhari

03:58 pm: Our efforts against corruption have naturally troubled the Congress: PM Narendra Modi in Dhari

03:55 pm: The BJP government in Gujarat got dairies to Saurashtra. Amreli is emerging as a hub for dairy and cooperative sectors over the last two decades: PM Modi

03:39 pm: PM Modi addresses a public rally in Gujarat's Dhari

2:43pm: PM Modi concludes his speech at BJP's mega rally in Rajkot's Jasdan 

2:41pm: Pitting one caste against the other is Congress' tendency. Make sure that you do not let them destroy the composite culture of Gujarat: PM Modi

2:36pm: We have served Gujarat without any discrimination. Our belief is in the Mantra of 'Sauno Saath, Sauno Vikas' : PM

2:32pm: The solution to all problems is development. Development has to be continuous. We want to work even more for the people of Gujarat: PM Narendra Modi

2:29pm: I request the Congress not to mock the poor and my poor origins: PM Narendra Modi

2:24pm: The Congress dislikes me because of my poor origins. Can a party stoop so low? Yes, a person belonging to a poor family has become PM. They do not fail to hide their contempt for this fact. Yes, I sold tea but I did not sell the nation: PM

2:19pm: When Keshubhai Patel, a son of Saurashtra became the CM the Congress tried everything to dislodge him. They repeated the same disruptive tactic with Anandiben Patel, a daughter of the Patel Community. Congress has defamed Gujarat always: PM Modi

2:16pm: It was with the support of the Jan Sangh that a person from the Patel Community, Babubhai Patel became CM. Congress did not like this and ensured that Babubhai Jashbhai's government did not last: PM Modi

2:09pm: There was a person who led a life of discipline on Mahatma Gandhi's ideals, a disciplined & hard working son of the soil just like Sardar Patel but he he had the same 'flaw' of being a Gujrati, so he was not allowed to stay in national politics by them (Congress): PM

2:05pm: When we started bringing the waters of the Narmada here to Saurashtra, there were people who were mocking us. Their negative politics has not changed over the years. Our faith is in politics of development and good governance : PM 

12:13pm: PM Modi concludes his speech at BJP's mega rally in Bhuj

12:05pm: India was attacked on 26/11 and in Uri. You can see how India responded in the wake of both attacks. This explains the difference between their Government and ours: PM Modi

12:02pm: A Pakistani court released a Pakistani terrorist and the Congress is celebrating. I was surprised why. And this same Congress refused to believe our own army on surgical strikes and preferred to believe the Chinese Ambassador  PM Modi

11:56am: I was asked why don't you name Nehru in your speeches, so I asked Congress leaders to give me in writing the names of their own party Presidents, but they don't remember the ones like Bose & Kamraj, when they don't remember names of their own how will they understand Gujarat: PM Modi

11:50am: PM Modi asks people to give a befitting reply to the insults made by Congress. “How does the Congress have courage to come and disrespect people of Gujarat?”

# Rann was already there. But I thought that we can turn it into tourist spot and earn money. People never imagined that there can be any kind of farming in Kutch. On one side is a desert and on the other is Pakistan. Now it is a model for farming: PM

11:47am: Officers did not want to get posted to Kutch region as the water here was black in colour. Congress did not allow Narmada water to come to Kutch region. What if the Narmada waters had come to Kutch 30 years earlier? It would have made such a big different: PM Modi 

11:45am: After the Kutch earthquake Atalji asked me to go to Gujarat. I spent considerable time in Kutch and learnt what administration is about : PM Modi 

11:43am: Gujarat is my soul and mother, my relationship with you is that of equality since you call me brother: PM Modi

# Battle for Gujarat is one between development and dynasty politics. He says that Gujarat has never accepted Congress, because it has meted out injustice since the time of Sardar Vallabhai Patel.

11:40am: It was the Congress which killed youngsters who were associated with the Maha Gujarat Movement: PM Modi

11:35am:  Those slinging mud on us will help the lotus bloom even more: PM Narendra Modi

11:33am: Congress tried to malign the image of Gujarat. I am grateful for all the 'kichad' (mud) being thrown at me, after all, a lotus blooms only in 'kichad' so, I don't mind if more is thrown at me: PM Modi

11:32am:  Interacting with people gives an unparalleled joy. My every moment of life is devoted to the welfare of India and 125 crore citizens: PM Modi

11:30am: PM Narendra Modi begins his speech 

# PM Narendra Modi to address a public gathering at Bhuj's RR Lalan College's ground shortly 

10:30am: PM Modi reaches Bhuj 

9:30am: PM Modi reaches Kutch. PM offers prayers at Mata nou Madh temple that falls in the Abdasa constituency.

Itinerary of PM Modi's Gujarat visit:

11am: PM Modi to address rally in Bhuj

1:30pm: PM Modi to address rally in Rajkot’s Jasdan. CM Vijay Rupani is contesting from Rajkot West.

3:15pm: PM Modi to address rally in Amreli.

5:15pm: PM Modi to address rally in Surat’s Kharodra

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