Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday attacked the Congress leader and his Bharat Jodo Yatra while addressing an election meeting in Gujarat's Dhoraji. “A Congress leader was seen taking out a padyatra with a woman who stalled the Narmada dam project for three decades,” PM Modi said. “These activists held protests just to make sure that water does not reach here,” Modi said accusing Medha Patkar of defaming Gujarat to such an extent that the World Bank stopped funds for the project.
PM also urged the people to turn up in large numbers on polling day and break all the previous records of voter turnout. PM said Gujarat is booming in all sectors today, and the time has come to take a leap forward to make the state prosperous in the coming 25 years. Modi said the Saurashtra region was facing a severe water crisis two decades ago, but thanks to the series of efforts by the BJP government, the waters of the Narmada river reached Saurashtra which ended the water scarcity in the region.
Addressing an election rally in Veraval,Modi said that a double-engine government is necessary to decide the golden future of the country for the next 25 years. Modi said that BJP has always worked for the development of the country and the common people. Mentioning Gujarat's successes in areas ranging from tourism to startups, the Prime Minister called upon citizens to teach a lesson to those political parties, that defame Gujarat.