“From Kashmir to Kanyakumari, from Kutch to Kamrup, the whole nation is saying- Ab ki baar, 300 paar, phir ek baar Modi sarkar,” Mr. Modi said, expressing confidence that the BJP-led alliance will win over 300 seats. The BJP-led NDA is the choice of 130 crore Indians, Mr. Modi said.
“This Sunday when you go to cast your vote then you will be scripting history. After decades you will elect a majority govt for a second time in a row,” Mr. Modi told the voters.
“My election campaign started from Meerut, Uttar Pradesh. Now the last rally is happening in Khargone, Madhya Pradesh. From a historical perspective, there is a connection between Meerut and Khargone, which is often not noticed. Both the cities are associated with the 1857 War of Independence,” he said.
Both the cities have inspired nationalism. “In Meerut, Indian soldiers rebelled against the British and in Khargone, freedom fighter Bhima Nayak led a tribal agitation and attained martyrdom,” he said.
“The election of 2019 is different from all the previous general elections. In this poll, people of India are voting for their country and not for any party. They are voting to build a New India,” Mr. Modi said.
Mr. Modi invoked freedom fighter and socialist thinker Dr Ram Manohar Lohia to target the Congress.
Lohia, 50 years ago, told Jawaharlal Nehru that the most important issues facing women were water and sanitation. “I am fulfilling Lohia’s wish. After constructing toilets and giving dignity to women, I will focus my next term on ensuring clean drinking water,” he said.