Narendra Modi: I am different, can bring change
His “Gujarat model” of “good governance” shunned “vote bank politics” and stressed on “development politics”, Modi said during his hour-long speech. “The solution to all problems is development. The whole nation has been ruined by vote bank politics, what it needs is development. If there is development, there is much scope for improvement in the nation.”
Amid growing calls for him to be made the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate, the CM slammed the “sense of despondency” in the country. “People feel nothing will change here. All are thieves, everything they do is waste. People consider it a curse to be born in India. They want to leave the country soon after completing their studies,” Modi said. “But my thought is different. I am Chief Minister for a fourth term and based on my experience, with the same law, same Constitution, same rules and regulations, same officers, same people, same files, we can move forward. We can do a lot. I am confident that we can change things.”
Holding up a glass of water, he added that some would see it as half full, others half empty, but for him, “it has half water and half air”.
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