1. Narendra Modi Delhi Road Show: UP voted for a change and marked the beginning of new India, says PM

Narendra Modi Delhi Road Show: UP voted for a change and marked the beginning of new India, says PM

While many senior leaders have like Arun Jaitley and Amit Shah have come out since yesterday and dedicated this victory to PM Modi's hard work and ideology, it will be his first public appearance after party's win.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: March 12, 2017 7:46 PM
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One day after BJP’s astonishing victory in Uttar Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is holding a roadshow in Delhi which will be followed by a victory walk and a speech. While many senior leaders have like Arun Jaitley and Amit Shah have come out since yesterday and dedicated this victory to PM Modi’s hard work and ideology, it will be his first public appearance after party’s win. Earlier in the day, Prime Minister took to Twitter to express his pleasure over this massive victory. He posted, “A new India is emerging, which is being powered by the strength & skills of 125 crore Indians. This India stands for development.” BJP broke all records on Saturday as it went on win a whopping 325 seats in Uttar Pradesh and swept away all the major political parties like SP, Congress and BSP.

Here are the live updates from PM Modi’s roadshow:

7:45 PM: The Prime Minister has now gone for a Parliamentary Board meeting where the final decision over the new UP CM will be taken. That’s all from here, the blog has ended!

7:20 PM: PM Modi has made his intentions clear by saying that he is not someone who looks at things from election point of view.

7:12 PM: “Through the membership drive, the BJP has been able to become the largest political party in the world. The strength of the poor and the aspirations of the middle class will take India to new heights,” he adds.

7:04 PM: “Antyodaya is integral to our work. We understand the strength of India’s poor. Generations of individuals have given their lives to build this party. They travelled all over India to make the party strong,” says PM Modi.

7:01 PM: PM Modi says our aim is to serve the common man. The result of these elections is also an emotional issue for us because this year is the birth anniversary of Deen Dayal Upadhyay. UP was his ‘Karmabhoomi’ once and winning there is special for us.

6:58 PM: PM Modi says, “Nature inspires us!” Today that we have won the elections and fruits have grown on our plant, it is our duty to down just like a tree does. It is our opportunity to serve the people.

6:55 PM: There is a change in the thinking of people in India. People of India, even the poor ones don’t want anything in return. All they want are opportunities and this is the foundation of new India, says PM Modi.

6:52 PM: Other than the emotional issues, development is a big issue in the elections. Not too many leaders have taken development seriously. This election has shown that people have decided to vote for development this year, which is the beginning of a new India.

6:50 PM: He says even though democracy is about forming governments, it is a festival in itself. “Loktantra mein chunaav sarkarein banane ka kaam toh hota hai, par ek lokshikshan ka maha parv hota hai,” Modi said.

6:48 PM: PM Modi begins his speech by wishing a Happy Holi to BJP members and people of India. He says every festival in India reminds us that we have to move forward in life by defeating evils in individuals, societies and nation.

6:46 PM: Amit Shah has concluded his speech by thanking the Prime Minister and has invited him to speak.

6:45 PM: Watch the felicitation of PM Modi:

6:44 PM: Amit Shah says, “People have shown trust in Narendra Modi’s work and ideology. I promise that party will fulfill all the promises that it made. BJP will take its wave from Himachal Pradesh to North Eastern states to Karnataka.” He added BJP’s winning journey will only end in 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

6:42 PM: “The mandate given by the people this time, is two steps ahead of the 2014 election mandate,” says BJP President. Shah added Indian people found themselves connected with the demonetisation move.

6:40 PM: Amit Shah hails PM Modi’s journey as a golden chapter in the history of Indian politics. Crowd acknowledges him with the slogans of ‘Modi Modi.

6:36 PM: Amit Shah begins by wishing PM Narendra Modi, members of Parliamentary board, members of Congress and people of India a very Happy Holi.

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6:35 PM: The Prime Minister is now on the stage along with BJP President Amit Shah. The Parliamentary board members are welcoming the PM with a garland. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh is also on the stage.

6:28 PM: Here are the latest visuals from the BJP headquarters where the Prime Minister has arrived. He is being welcomed by a massive crowd dancing on patriotic songs.

6:24 PM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is now inside the party headquarters and is being accompanied by Amit Shah. The Prime Minister is garlanding the Jan Sangh founder Deen Dayal Upadhyay’s statue.

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6:22 PM: He is out of his car now. PM Modi is welcomed by chants of ‘Modi Modo’ and a shower of flower petals.

6:20 PM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived. His convoy of cars is coming towards the BJP headquarters at the Ashoka Road.

6:15 PM: BJP President Amit Shah has arrived at the party headquarters where the celebrations are on. If the Prime Minister is Sachin Tendulkar of BJP, Amit Shah has certainly played a Rahul Dravid here. He remained away from the spotlight and pulled off an incredible win for BJP.

6:10 PM: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh has arrived for PM Modi’s speech at the BJP headquarters.

6:02 PM: Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has also arrived. The Prime Minister about to leave the hotel

5:57 PM: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has reached the BJP headquarters. PM Modi and Amit Shah will arrive shortly. According to the latest reports, he will be arriving in an open SUV.

5:45 PM: According to the schedule, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s march will start from Le Meridien and he will come to BJP headquarters on Ashoka Road where the BJP parliamentary meet will take place. Along with the Prime Minister, BJP Chief Amit Shah will also address the supporters.

5:35 PM: BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra has arrived for the event and is waiting for the man of the movement:

5:33 PM: The road show will start from Le Meridien and will go on till BJP headquarters. More senior leaders have started coming in. Actor-turned-politician is here for the ceremony:

5:30 PM: It’s a happy mood in BJP campaign. The workers are dancing, playing Holi and celebrating. They understand the importance of this victory. Winning BJP can play a crucial role in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections:

5:22 PM: Rajasthan’s Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and former Olympic gold medalist Rajyawardhan Singh Rathore have arrived for the celebrations.

5:20 PM: BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain says that people of India and party workers are equally excited for BJP. He says all the BJP activists love him and Modi is the biggest leader of the country right now. Watch him speak here:

5:18 PM: Here are few scenes from the party headquarters where the Prime Minister is about to arrive shortly. He will be giving a speech here to mark the wins at Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

5:10 PM: The crowd is building for the Prime Minister at BJP headquarters:

5:04 PM: As the party activists gather at BJP headquarters, Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s meeting with BJP chief Amit Shah is currently underway at former’s residence in Delhi.

4:52 PM: Here are the latest pictures from the event:

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4:48 PM: Senior BJP leaders have started arriving for the roadshow. Venkaiah Naidu is already here.  Meanwhile, reports are coming in that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley got injured while boarding a chopper in Haridwar.

4:42 PM: Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Vijay Goel believes various policies by Modi government like note ban to Jan Dhan Yojana are for the development of people and have resulted in this massive victory for BJP. 

4:37 PM: Neerja Chaudhary says the opposition is a no match for PM Modi and BJP at this moment. She added, “If you don’t have a strong opposition, India will head in a particular direction.”

4:32 PM: Delhi streets are filled with people. The celebrations have begun outside the Le Meridian hotel from where the roadshow will begin. The Prime Minister is expected to arrive at any time.

4:23 PM: A massive crowd has gathered outside the BJP office supporters and the people are still coming in. PM Modi’s roadshow will begin shortly.

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4:20 PM: Here is what BJP President Chief Amit Shah had to say after party’s victory yesterday:

4:15 PM: Congress is still not ready to accept PM Modi’s growing status in India and Kapil Sibal says the impact of BJP’s win in the country is yet to be seen:

4:05 PM: There is a wave of saffron at the BJP party office as the workers have started celebrating. They are raising slogans of ‘Har Har Modi, Har Ghar Modi’.

3:53 PM: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in a rare step in Indian politics has congratulated all the five state assembly winners. He took to Twitter to post a message which is beyond political colours:

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3:40 PM: The BJP headquarters is all set to welcome the Prime Minister. Special arrangements have been made and a ‘wall of victory’ has been made where people have written messages for Prime Minister as well as Amit Shah:

3:30 PM: BJP’s parliamentary meeting will start at 6 PM where all the senior members will take the final decision on new UP CM. Meanwhile, the party workers have started to gather in the BJP office where Prime Minister’s roadshow will start in some time. Watch BJP’s journey to victory here:

3:20 PM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet the senior party leaders after the roadshow where the Chief Minister candidate for Uttar Pradesh might be decided. Amit Shah and all the Cabinet Ministers are likely to attend the show.

3:10 PM: Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi posted on Twitter calling the victory in Uttar Pradesh the emergence of a new India. He said, “A new India is emerging, which is being powered by the strength & skills of 125 crore Indians. This India stands for development.”

3:00 PM: Yesterday BSP Chief Mayawati while addressing the media alleged that EVM machines were tampered and all the votes went to BJP. However, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley responded by saying, “she lost because of her wrong policies and must accept this.”

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