People saw in Modi a leader they were waiting for over 70 years: Amit Shah
Addressing a rally before filing his nomination papers from Gandhinagar, he talked about his journey from joining as a party worker in 1982 to becoming its national president.
For the upcoming Lok Sabha Elections, Amit Shah has replaced LK Advani, who was winning undisputedly since 1998, from the Gandhinagar seat.
"This election will be fought on only one issue, and that is, who will lead this country? When I ask who will lead the country, from Himachal to Kanyakumari and from Kamrup to Gandhinagar, only one word is heard, that is: Modi, Modi, Modi," Shah said
"Why was this trust formed in just five years? Why has a Gujarat chief minister, who had not even contested a panchayat election before becoming the chief minister, became the favourite of the entire country in just five years? It is because people saw in Narendra Modi a leader that they had been waiting to have for the last 70 years," he said
Talking about the security of the nation, he said only PM Narendra Modi, BJP and NDA government is capable of ensuring security of the nationals.
"The question before the country is who can assure security to the country? Only one person, only one party can assure this. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the BJP and NDA government can assure security to the country," he said
He thanked the party for pushing his name forward from the prestigious Gandhinagar seat.
"I am fortunate that BJP has made me the candidate from Gandhinagar seat that was represented by Lal Krishna Advani, Atalji and Purushottam Ganesh Mavalankar. It is this region from where I was elected MLA for five times. From this region, I successfully did electoral politics with your support," he said.
Recalling his days as a BJP worker in 1982, Shah said, "If you remove BJP from my life, then what is left is zero. Whatever I have received, learnt and tried to give to the country and the state is what was given to me by the BJP."