TIMES NEWS NETWORK
Ahmedabad: With anti-incumbency against local legislators weighing heavy on his mind, chief minister Narendra Modi on Thursday urged people to vote for him and not the candidates. “If we want to build a grand Gujarat, I will need your support. Forget all candidates. I am your candidate,” Modi said during his 3D holographic projection event held across 26 locations.
The chief minister has been defensive while announcing BJP’s list of candidates. The CM, who is known for his no-repeat theory, has been forced to field the same candidates despite anti-incumbency against them in their respective regions. Modi’s supporters say the CM repeated candidates largely due to Keshubhai Patel’s Gujarat Parivartan Party, which may be a fertile ground for BJP rebels.
During his hour-long address, Modi raised issues like ban on cotton export, Pakistan seizing boats of Gujarat’s fishermen and height of Sardar Sarovar dam to name a few.
“Gujarat will take a leap in ship building industry and promote sea weed cultivation,” he said. While the CM tried to reach out to a diverse audience, his speech revolved around the tribals and fishermen. “Congress is shocked to see how one man using technology is reaching so many places at the same time. To counter me, they are using lies like wrong picture to depict a different Gujarat,” he said._____________________________________________________________________
Mr. Modi’s statement – ‘Vote for me, not candidates’ in The Times of India of Ahmedabad edition have made us to believe that he has become bigger than not just his party but also its “ideology”. This is nothing but authoritarianism and fascism.
It is known to the world that whoever becomes bigger than the organisation and ideology of its organisation will be the person responsible for the end of that ideology and the organisation. –