With 2019 Lok Sabha Elections just a few months away, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has intensified its poll campaigns across India. To kick-start the party's poll campaign in Rajasthan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday reached the Tonk city, where he addressed the 'Vijay Sankalp rally'. Security has been stepped up at Tonk and at Jaipur airport following certain input from the central agencies. This is Modi's first visit to the state after BJP's defeat in the recently concluded Assembly Elections 2018. On December 11, the Congress thrashed the Vasundha Raje-led BJP government with wins in 100 seats out of the total 200 Assembly constituencies in Rajasthan.
During his visit to Rajasthan, the prime minister has laid the foundation stone of the country's longest LPG pipeline that will cater to growing demand for cooking gas to a large chunk of the population. State-run Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) is laying 1,987-kilometre LPG pipeline from Gujarat coast to Gorakhpur in eastern Uttar Pradesh via Ahmedabad (in Gujarat), Ujjain, Bhopal (in Madhya Pradesh), Kanpur, Allahabad, Varanasi and Lucknow (in Uttar Pradesh).
The line carries 2.5 million tonnes of LPG annually. GAIL also has a 623-km Vizag-Secunderabad pipeline. IOC also has a 274-km pipeline from Panipat in Haryana to Jalandhar. Tonk-Sawai Madhopur is one of the 25 Lok Sabha constituencies in Rajasthan, which was created in 2008 as a part of the implementation of delimitation of parliamentary constituencies.
Here are the Highlights from PM Modi's address in Rajasthan's Tonk:
The country is confident today and this has been possible only through the many campaigns that have been introduced for the betterment of the country. We have the courage and the power to fight our enemies today: Narendra Modi in Tonk.
Our campaign 'beti bachao beti padhao' saw positive results in Rajasthan: PM Narendra Modi.
It is the result of the government you had chosen 5 years back, that the economically backward classes have got 10 per cent reservation: PM Modi at BJP's Vijay Sankalp rally.
No one would have ever thought that bank accounts would be opened for the poor, but Modi government did so for the betterment of the country, says the prime minister.
The past governments had been planning to provide houses and accommodation to the poor, but their plans were not implemented. Our government fulfilled that dream of the country: PM Modi.
Did anyone ever think that a government would provide gas connections to those in need?: Modi in Rajasthan's Tonk.
Our government does what it promises, we do not step back, says the PM.
Their government ruled the country for so many years, yet they still need time to do something for the country: PM Modi.
There are people in the country who reside in India but speak for Pakistan. They are the ones who visit Pakistan and ask them to remove Modi: The Prime Minister in Rajasthan.
Today on this event, I would also like to express gratefulness to those who have come forward to provide financial aid to the families of those martyred in the Pulwama terror attack: PM Narendra Modi.
People of Kashmir are struggling due to growing terrorism in the Valley. The previous governments did not do anything for them in the past, says the prime minister.
No person from my country will support those raising anti-national slogans, or those who speak against the country: Modi.
Last year after the Amarnath pilgrims came under the attack of terrorists, the Muslims from Jammu and Kashmir came forward and provided help, donated blood, says Modi.
Our fight is against the enemies of humanity, it is for the Kashmiris, not against Kashmiris: Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
We will not tolerate this pain silently. Those responsible for the Pulwama terror attack will be responded in their own tone: Modi in Rajasthan.
Following the Pulwama terror attack, we have taken a number of decisions that are working against Pakistan. Their nation is in panicking situation: PM Modi.
Peace cannot prevail in the country unless the factory of terrorists is neutralised, says the prime minister.
I would like to ask the people of Rajasthan, should such enemies of humanity be responded in their tone or not?: PM Modi
I am proud of the security forces who gave a befitting response to those responsible for the Pulwama terror attack, says the prime minister.
At the onset, I would like to remember those martyred in the Pulwama terror attack: Modi in Rajasthan's Tonk.
From the helicopter, I could see that there are more people outside standing in the sun than inside the shade: PM Narendra Modi.
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