Forces defaming Gujarat will be swept out: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the forces that indulged in spreading hatred and defamed Gujarat will be swept out of the state again in the next month’s Assembly polls which he said BJP would win with a record margin.

On visit of poll-bound Gujarat, PM Modi addressed a rally in Valsad district and later attended a mass marriage function held in Bhavnagar city.

Addressing his first election rally in his home state after the announcement of the poll schedule, PM Modi came up with a new slogan in Gujarati – “Aa Gujarat, mai banavyu chhe” (I have made this Gujarat), and also made people chant it several times during his 25-minute-long speech.

“Those divisive forces that have indulged in spreading hatred, those who have tried to defame and insult Gujarat have been swept out of Gujarat. The people of Gujarat never accept those who spread hate.

“Whoever had tried to defame and insult Gujarat in the past have been wiped out of Gujarat by the people. In this election too, such people will meet the same fate,” the prime minister said while launching the Bharatiya Janata Party’s poll campaign from tribal-dominated Nana Pondha village in Kaprada taluka in Valsad district.

Without taking any names, PM Modi said the people of Gujarat have identified a “gang” working against Gujarat which always tries to defame the state.

He added that though such people have been trying hard for the last two decades, the people of Gujarat never believed them.