‘WeNeedSoldier­sofDevel­op­ment’

Soon af­ter the enor­mity of his vic­tory sank in, Modi called an end to di­vi­sive pol­i­tics and as­sumed the role of a states­man in the speeches de­liv­ered in Vado­dara and Ahmed­abad

The Economic Times - - Pure Politics -

Modi un­veiled his vi­sion of turn­ing de­vel­op­ment into a move­ment. “Those who were busy be­rat­ing Modi for the last 10-12 years will have to ad­mit that the max­i­mum num­ber of vot­ers have voted on the is­sue of de­vel­op­ment. It was ac­cepted that to win­elec­tionone­has­tothrowcrumbs, play vote bank pol­i­tics. We de­cided to use the de­vel­op­ment plank and af­ter eight months of work, I can say there is a huge sec­tion in the coun­try which is crav­ing for de­vel­op­ment,” Modi said. Modi could not re­sist a dig at the de­part­ing­gov­ern­ment.He­saidthere­sult couldn’t be de­scribed as anti-es­tab­lish­ment as there was no es­tab­lish­ment in place that people could vote against. “This is en­tirely a pos­i­tive elec­tion, an elec­tion of hope and the pun­ditswill­have­to­come­up­with­new ter­mi­nol­ogy for this.”

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