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Women power v/s Modi on display in Gujarat

Monday, 17 December 2012
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Ahmedabad, December 17:

Congress candidate Shweta Bhatt, who will lock horns with Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi from the Maninagar constituency, on Monday said that she is fighting for those people who believe in truth.

Shweta Bhatt, who is the wife of suspended IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt, said that she was contesting the assembly polls representative of the whole society.

"I am fighting for truth and for the women who believe that they should fearlessly come to the forefront. My fight is for those people who believe that truth should prevail and live with honesty," she told mediapersons after casting her vote here.

Maninagar is a Modi stronghold and he has held this seat since 2002. Modi, who is looking at a third consecutive term at the helm in Gujarat, defeated the Congress candidate by around 75,000 votes in 2007.

Meanwhile, Jagruti Pandya, the widow of slain Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Haren Pandya, said that her aim was to seek justice for her husband''s death.

"I have no expectation nor do I believe in winning or losing these elections. I have just one aim and that is to seek justice for Haren Pandya''s death from the people of Ellis Bridge and that is why I am contesting the elections. The people of Ellis Bridge will decide on it," she said.

Jagruti Pandya is contesting from the Ellis Bridge seat on a ticket from the regional Gujarat Parivartan Party (GPP).

Haren Pandya, a very popular leader, twice won the seat in 1995 and 1998, and was murdered while on a morning walk in 2003 for which his family blamed Modi.

A confident Modi earlier today said that the people of the state would vote the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to power for a third consecutive term.

Modi, who cast his ballot here in the second and final phase of the polling, said the BJP''s victory would be as grand as big voters turnout in the assembly polls.

"I thank all the voters. People of Gujarat will vote the Bharatiya Janata Party to power for a third consecutive term in this election," Modi told mediapersons in Ranip, Gujarat.

"I am committed to the six crore Gujaratis. I live for them. I believe that I am also serving the country through my work in Gujarat. Gujarat is a part of the country and not outside it," he added, when asked to comment on his Prime Ministerial ambitions.

BJP leader Amit Shah, who is contesting from Naranpura constituency, urged the voters to exercise their franchise with an aim to strengthen the democracy.

"I urge all the voters to exercise their right with an aim to strengthen the democracy and for the good of Gujarat they should choose a government which can provide stability, determined leadership, which will work for the welfare of the people, which a good track record and development and peace and tranquillity in the state," he said.

About 38 percent polling has been recorded till 1 p.m. in the second and final phase of the assembly polls.

About 1.98 crore voters will decide the fate of 820 candidates including Modi in the second and final phase of the assembly polls that is presently underway in Gujarat.

The voting, which is taking place for 95 constituencies in this phase, began at 8 a.m. today.

The polling, which will take place in 40 constituencies in five districts of central Gujarat, 32 in five districts of north Gujarat, 17 in Ahmedabad city area and six in Kutch district, will come to an end at 5 p.m.

The Election Commission has made elaborate security arrangements to ensure free and fair polling in this phase. It has appointed to 7,256 micro-observers for the purpose.

Senior police officials from other states have also been deployed as police observers in all sensitive districts.

The BJP has fielded its candidates for all the 95 seats in this phase. The Congress is contesting on 92 seats, while the Gujarat Parivartan Party (GPP) of Keshubhai Patel has fielded its candidates for 84 seats.

Around 71 percent polling was recorded in the first phase of the Gujarat assembly polls. Counting of votes in Gujarat will take place on December 20. (ANI)

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1st term of Modi based on

1st term of Modi based on hatred speeches, 2nd term of Modi for ordering of innocent killing of muslims, 3rd election = killing of muslims+speeches+economic development, specially Nano plant which was actually planned in West Bengal, I dont blame Modi, he is an individual, blame the people who support his ideology, Gujratis get happy when a muslim get killed, this is the fact, Modi proved once by killing mass muslims, he will get vote for ever, he does not have to do his own campaign, if anybody wants Modi's position he have to killed more muslims than Modi, so Gujratis can vote new killer, if this is the type of mentality Gujratis have I dont see any economic progress that state, whole media will support but in reality there is nothing going on.

To understand the family concepts you have to a be family member, Modi is a bachelor he does not know family values.

Saa Vidya Yaa Vimuktaye

Saa Vidya Yaa Vimuktaye
(That alone is knowledge which leads to liberation)...

Expose the Modi bluff.. 1-family dynasty.. is the main reason for the proliferation/growth/franchise of Right-wing Hindutva in India !

Between 2007 election -todate, Modi's star achievement is the Nano plant in Sanand, 40 km west of Ahmedabad. Shifting of the Nano from Bengal gave Modi an opportunity to thump his chest. It marked a new phase in Gujarat's industrialisation, allowing it a claim to be an automobile hub.

Modi couches this act of setting up a factory in religious analogy. "Gujarat will take care of Nano just like Yashoda raised Krishna". Gujarat had grown before Modi, but he has attributed a religious nationalist character to growth. His growth is a matter of pride for twin identities - Gujarati and Hindu.

Modi's cut-out date is 2002 (not 2001, when he became CM). 2002 is "historic" as it is the year when "Musalmans were taught a lesson". He underlines "Gujarat has been peaceful and calm after 2002". It implies that Gujarat's take off required the subjugation of Muslims.

Hindu awakening as prerequisite for development is common sense in RSS-discourse. Their line of thinking is : "Ayodhya (demolition) pushed old order over the cliff". Later, India moved towards market economics, material prosperity …." By demolishing Babri Majid, RSS/BJP demolished the Congress Party !

Hindu right wing had felt offended by the term Hindu rate of growth (3%) used to describe India's slow growth periods. By marrying Hindutva to growth, Modi is offering the HinduTVA rate of growth.

Due to Putra-Moha.. (1-family.. dynasty).. Congress (PV Narasimha) literally laid the red-carpet for BJP to walk upon. Mrs. Indira Gandhi destroyed the Congress Party (1969, 1980), and thus she destroyed Indian polity itself. Today most parties are family-run concerns. She destroyed the nascent Indian democracy and institutions built by Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru. Only she could do that.

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