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Decade of destruction is over: Modi

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Ahmedabad: Terming the last 10-years of the Congress-led UPA rule as the decade of destruction, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said last decade was the worst period in the history of post-independence of the country.
While speaking after inaugurating  Gujarat BJP’s new office building near Koba on Ahmedabad-Gandhinagar highway this noon, Mr Modi said the country’s economy is in shambles due to the misrule of the Congress.
Question marks have been raised on the security of the common man.
He said even our tiny neighbours are intimidating us, ‘This has happened due to the lack of leadership that the country requires,’ he said.
Modi said the upcoming elections will not be mere polling. For Election Commission of India, it might be an election where it has to follow the procedures but for the country it would be more than mere polling. The 2014-election will decide the future of the country.
“The 2014-election will not be a matter of victory and defeat of the candidates but it is connected with the future of the country. It will not a victory and defeat of the candidates but that of India,” he added.
He said the election will lay down the foundation for a magnificient India. The expectations of the people will be fulfilled in the next elections.
He exhorted the BJP workers to take a pledge not to allow the destruction of the country and ensure that it is never rendered helpless.
Modi said the next elections will be fought on the three core issues including corruption, price hike and good governance.
He said the Congress leaders don’t touch these issues in their speeches. They don’t have courage to fight election on the issues that’s why they cast aspersions on the leaders of the other parties.
“The Congress would understand these things only after 2025. It will remain out of the power till 2025 and then only it will realise its folly,” Modi said.
He lamented that the events pertaining to public life are not being evaluated objectively and they are viewed through some political prism.
Earlier, reminiscing the old memories of the Jan Sangh days, he said the party has reached to present juncture after the devotion and the sacrifice of our leaders.
He said today the BJP is a force reckon with but during Jan Sangh days, the party had to search for the candidates who could afford submitting the deposits for contesting elections. And out of 100 only a couple of candidates would be able to save their deposits and others used to lose them. (UNI)

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