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Sunday, March 10, 2013 11:43:19 AM (IST)  

'India First' is my definition of secularism, says Modi

Washington, Mar 10 (PTI): Denied a visa to visit US, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi today took to video conferencing to address Indian-American community, saying his idea of secularism is "India First".

Modi, who often faced questions over the killing of Muslims in the post-Godhra riots in 2002, did not refer to the controversial issue in his nearly an hour-long speech in Hindi.

"My definition of secularism is simple: 'India First'. Whatever you do, wherever you work, India should be the top priority for all its citizens," he said.

"Country is above all religions and ideologies," he argued and asked people to follow the same.

"I agree friends that as an Indian, as a citizen who loves India, you will also agree with my definition...We might do any work or take any decision, India should be supreme," he said.

"Nothing less than India's wellbeing should be our goal. And if this happens, secularism will automatically run in our blood," the Gujarat Chief Minister said.

Modi was denied US visa on the issue of human rights violation.

Last week, the Wharton India Economic Forum cancelled Modi's keynote address to the prestigious annual event because of opposition from a section of professors and students of the University of Pennsylvania.

But, Modi did not touch upon the controversial Wharton issue. The event organised by the Overseas Friends of BJP was planned much in advance of the Wharton controversy.

Several hundred people gathered at two places - Edison in New Jersey and Chicago - to listen to Modi's speech.

In his address, Modi emphasised on skilled development of the youth - who now constitute 65 per cent of the total population of the country -- and asked the diaspora to help in holistic development of India - tourism being one of them.

During the speech, Modi avoided being highly critical of the UPA Government at the center but raised the issue of budget being allotted by the Center and by his own Gujarat Government for the skill development of the youth of the country.

"This shows the priorities of the two governments," he said.

"I am not using this platform to criticise any government, but want to keep before you some of the facts," he said.

Invoking Swami Vivekananda and youth in his speech, Modi said "development" is the key to all the problems of the country.

Highlighting the development model of his government, because of which he has been re-elected time and again, Modi said Gujarat today is a "ray of hope" in this "era of darkness" in the country.
Modi also used the occasion to sell brand Gujarat and India as a tourism destination. He urged the large Indian diaspora to convince foreigners to visit India as tourists.
Once they start coming to India, it will give a big boost to the country's tourism industry and strengthen the economy.

In particular, he urged, the hotel and motels association of the US - which is dominated by the Gujarati-origin people - to show India on the television sets of their rooms.

"This would be your big service to India. It is not always necessary to invest in India or send dollars, motivating people to travel to India is also another way of service," he said.

H R Shah, CEO of T V Asia claimed that his address was seen live by several million people across the globe.


Comments on this article
Bulsam, Mangalore
Monday, March 11, 2013

99% Muslims of India will never vote Modi. Some other minorities of few percent might not vote him either. From Hindus it's not possible that all will vote him.
Narendra Modi is not good human being because everyone knows he was involved in killing of Muslims in Gujarat. He has done more publicity than development as many other states have done far better job than Gujarat. Overall he wins elections in Gujarat because he is anti-Muslim. Let's see if he can brain wash the NDA partners and the people of India.

SHASHI, CANADA
Monday, March 11, 2013

for the prediction to come true....you have to vote MODI.... each one deserves a chance so does Modi.....just give him one chance .....a request to all indians...

Vincy, Bangkok
Monday, March 11, 2013

They should have made him speak in Gujarati Language.Anyhow who else will gather unless Gujju bhai so that they have a entertainment for free.People of the world know and respect what is Human rights.Modi has failed and thats is fainal.

Sajid, Ahmedabad
Monday, March 11, 2013

Gujaratis (minority and majority) are intelligent and have voted for development and peace since 10 years (Modi)

Rest of India:
Foolish people like frog in a well keep voting corrupt congress and other dynasties and are going backwards.

People deserve what they vote. Please continue to be blind and vote for your corrupt dynasties and get ruined while Gujaratis prosper thanks to Modi.

Iran under Ammedijinad is prosperous and a true Iranian patriot. Hence the West doesn't like him. The same goes to Modi - a true patriot like Vajpayee. He has no allegiance to Italy or USA or China unlike the rest of the so called secular national parties who address Indians by splitting them as minorities and majority.

JAI HIND.


Rampa, Kudla / Kudla
Monday, March 11, 2013

Some of the people who commented here are hypocrites. They were hiding when Robert Vadra and Sonia were involved in corruption time afetr time but quick to pull down Modi who has demonstrated development and is a true Indian. You people deserve the corrupt foreign rule and chaos of Ghandy and puppet PM MMS. WIsh you more scams and taxes while Gujarat remains the diamond shining on an otherwise declining India (compared to other BRIC countries).

AMAR NATHAL, MANGALORE
Tuesday, March 12, 2013

You are right, some are hypocrites. You are certainly one of them!

RN, Mangalore/Mumbai
Monday, March 11, 2013

When central issue comes for him India first. When what happened in Gujrath.. it was not Gujrath first.. it was destruction in the name of relegion was first.

K. S. Mayya, Mangalore/Bangalore
Monday, March 11, 2013

Modi was being politically correct and he is good at what he is..a politician. Of the many funny comments here, are you guys implying that secularism means India "Last". All of you who are crying foul and hurling lewid personal comments on Modi must look inside to ask what have I done to the country other than pass cheap remarks on a man who has delivered as an elected representative. If Godhra runs deep into your heart, then next time when behind the wheels drive slowly and carefully without endangering people. Far too many people die due to road accidents and since Godhra much more people have died due to rash driving. Road accidents just do not appeal politically or tastes spicy enough as much as passing comments on Modi isn't it?

SHASHI, CANADA
Monday, March 11, 2013

MODI IS THE ONLY POLITICIANS WHO WILL SELFLESSLY WORK FOR INDIA.....DURING MODI'S RULE FOLLOWING WILL TAKE PLACE.....THE SWISS BLACK MONEY WILL BE BACK IN INDIA......ROBERT VADRA AND HIS ENTIRE FAMILY WIL MIGRATE TO AUSTRALIA OR ITALY.....SONIA WILL ANNOUNCE RETIREMENT AND HEAD TO CAPRI......RAHUL WILL GET MARRIED AND GET SETTLED IN LIFE AND HE WILL SEE NO FUTURE IN INDIAN POLITICS....THERE WOULD BE NO BLACK OUTS IN INDIA.....INDIA WILL E A SECULAR COUNTRY....WITH NO PREFERENCE TO ANY RELIGION BE IN MAJORITY OR MINORITY.....THERE WOULD BE LESS CORRUPTION.....

K. S. Mayya, Mangalore/Bangalore
Monday, March 11, 2013

Very funny. But would definetely vote for Modi if even a little bit of your prediction is true.

Asif Muktesar, dubai
Monday, March 11, 2013

opp modi style ... "zaban pe india aur hath me dandiya"

Sukesh, Mangalore
Monday, March 11, 2013

@ My View... Keep building castles in the air...Modi and PM .. will never happen lolz...so untill then keep dreaming!!!! your views are bakwaas :)

My View , managlore
Monday, March 11, 2013

I will , and i am not affected by any others comments,
I know that Modi is capable of handling situation,
And i am not supporter of BJP, i support good Govt, there is no point in not giving a chance to Modi to rule India for a 5 yrs.
Lets see what he is capable of .

AMAR NATHAL, MAGALORE
Monday, March 11, 2013

My View, beware! Lion ahead. Will swallow you alive!

My View , managlore
Monday, March 11, 2013

Same way how you have accepted Indra Gandhi as your PM , very simple

George D'Souza, Mangalore
Monday, March 11, 2013

I PERSONALLY FEEL MOODI IS A LIER,A CHEAT AND A CRIMINAL MINDED PERSON.HIS SECULARISM "INDIA FIRST" IS AGAIN IS NOT TRUE.HIS SECULARISM "INDIA FIRST=HINDUTWA FIRST".INDIANS DONT NEED A TIGER OR A SHEEP TO RULE, BUT WE NEED A CIVILISED HONEST VISIONARY HUMAN PERSON TO RULE INDIA.MOODI IS NOT GIFTED WITH THIS NATURE.

Nenari, Nirmar
Monday, March 11, 2013

It's True that Mr. Modi came for the power first with the ideology "Hinduism". but later he just concentrated on Development. Every religion in Gujrath respects him. there was 400% growth in Investment during last 10 yrs. The only and important problem is that Modi is Autocratic, doesn't listen to anyone and even if there's 400% in investment the employment rate has risen only for 3%. and even the wages and the salary paid in Guj is just Peanuts. He's against FDI in retail, foreigh funds etc.. it may affect the NGO's largely.

Joseph F. Gonsalves, Bannur, Puttur / Mangalore
Monday, March 11, 2013

A.B. Vajayapayee hasn't followed rajdharma. He went to asses atrocities against Christians in Gujarat and gave positive statement, came to Delhi succumbed to rss and issued negative statement saying there were no atrocities committed against Christians. This is not RAJDHARMA. PREACHING ONE THING AND FOLLOWING ANOTHER THING. MODI IS NOT FOLLOWING RAJDHARMA. HE IS A DICTATOR

Joseph F. Gonsalves, Bannur, Puttur / Mangalore
Monday, March 11, 2013

FORGET THIS MODI,
HIS HANDS ARE DEFILED IN BLOOD.
WE HAVE MANY MANY CLEAN ADMINISTRATORS.
THIS MODI IS A DICTATOR AND NOT SUITABLE FOR INDIA.

My View , managlore
Monday, March 11, 2013

If you have any evidence please submit to court or any police station in India, that Modi's HANDS ARE DEFILED IN BLOOD.
If NO just zip it up :)
we have seen good administration from last 8 years and all know how good is that, so lets try dictatorship once .

Joseph F. Gonsalves, Bannur, Puttur / Mangalore
Monday, March 11, 2013

HOW TO SUBMIT!!!???
ALL THE EVIDENCES ARE DESTROYED BY THE DICTATOR MODI.
THAT IS THE REASON WE DO NOT NEED SUCH A DICTATOR TO RULE THE NATION.

WE HAVE SUFFICIENT CLEAN ADMINISTRATORS UNLIKE MODI WHOSE HANDS ARE DEFILED IN BLOOD.

HE WILL CONTINUE IN THE FUTURE ALSO BY DESTROYING ALL THE EVIDENCES AGAINST HIM.

MOREOVER THERE IS NO LOKAYAKUTA.
A CITIZEN MUST VOTE OTHERWISE FACE PUNISHMENT THIS IS DICTATORSHIP OF MODI IN GUJARAT.

My View , managlore
Monday, March 11, 2013

please do not put false comments, you do not have anything against him right,
do not say its destroyed or burnt or something.
if you say its destroyed please show the evidence of destroying it .
You have nothing in your hand . by just saying something against him , proves nothing.

ITS UPA Govt working hard to find some evidence but couldn't get one.
so if you have one please do so,
or just zip it .

Joseph F. Gonsalves, Bannur, Puttur / Mangalore
Monday, March 11, 2013

How can a person show evidence which was destroyed???!!! The court asks evidence.
Do you have destroyed video made by Mr. Modi the lier.

It is Modi who is finding evidence of Congress to find out Soniaji's Medical bills whom he is still digging and couldn't find.

You cannot lie to the events occurred in the public by modi giving free hand to butcher the humans of Gujarat and we will not allow to butcher humans in the center also.

Therefore forget dreaming Modi becoming and portraying P.M.

Even if the BJP does so by day dreaming full advantage to Congress

My View , managlore
Monday, March 11, 2013

finally you do not have anything on modi but you still says he is criminal.
You really think , if there was any evidence , Cong had not used it against him.
In 2008 election Cong was saying Modi was criminal but in 2012 none of Cong person had told anything, Because S,C told that he is clean.
people like you accept it or not it does not matter buddy.
Its fact.

And please do not drag madam Ji here, Dr,Subramanya swami is there to take care of her :)
And on madam ji we have evidence that she lied about her education, and its been proved , i think you knew it.
And i hope you know well , in India if we lie about our education we will be kicked out from working place.
you can keep on saying that , he is criminal , but its not going to change the fact that he is clean and if not this time, he will be PM one day for sure.

people like you have to just deal with it.

S. M. Nawaz Kukkikatte, udupi
Monday, March 11, 2013

Mr. Modi you are a criminal and criminal Minded person. whatever said here this is not your real ideology this is just "PM Step" thought. We Indians are not fooled. Your New "definition" keep in your self.

My View , managlore
Monday, March 11, 2013

S. M. Nawaz Kukkikatte, udupi
i guess majority of people like this criminal , that y this criminal got into power in Gujarat for 3rd time.
If not this time, this criminal will be your PM one day, just deal with it.
And when your commenting do not say we Indians , because i and 96% of Gujarat minority think this criminal is best among all right now.

Kenu P, Mangalore
Monday, March 11, 2013

Dear "VIEW"
GUJARATH IS NOT INDIA... IF HE HAS WON IN GUJARATH DOEST MEAN HE SHOULD WIN IN CENTRE... ALL INDIANS ARE NOT FOOLS TO VOTE MODI, THE CRIMINAL ROGUE TO BE A PM

Bashir H, Ullal
Monday, March 11, 2013

The word secularism come from a Butcher's mouth. Hahaha

Shaikh MOHD RIzwan, Karkala
Monday, March 11, 2013

Dear readers,

It should be 'P.M.Kursi first'from Narendra Modi.

May be Mohan Baghwat from RSS looking for where is India in his map.
Jai Hind

Ajith, Mangalore
Monday, March 11, 2013

People should travel by ugly and filthy state run buses in Gujarat and visit the Bus stands again ugly and filthy.People should know the literacy rates of Gujarath,Just few good looking roads and industries do not make Gujarat the most developed.I have worked and travelled during congress rule in Gujarat for many years Gujarat has been developed since then.Modi has not added anything to the development of Gujarat.It is because of Gujarathis only.These BJP fellows tell lies,loudly,many times and think it becomes truth.

vnayak, mangalore/switzerland
Sunday, March 10, 2013

Unfortunately both Modi and also the media have a very narrow definition of "Development". Development is not just about the amount of promised industrial investments in the state. It is also about overall industrial output growth, literacy and education, healthcare, infrastructure, social development, inter communal harmony, percentage of poor and starving people and average income. In ALL these areas Gujarat is somewhere in the middle or below among all the Indian states.The states that are way more advanced like Tamil Nadu or Kerala or Maharashtra are not making any news, because they do not have a star marketeer like Modi.

David, udupi
Sunday, March 10, 2013

@Bollu,
If Modi comes to power, he will be treated as Iran's Ahmadinajad, sanctions must be put by the western countries and the people of our country surely suffer a lot.
But anyway whoever come in India, nature of Indian people will not change. Every one is highly selfish and pulling legs each other. This will never improve.

My View , managlore
Monday, March 11, 2013

i would like to ask, do you know anything about Iran, you have any idea how developed nation is that, and Iran do not have to depend on other countries. Right now no one in the world has dare to put any sanction on India.
And you all know well, that Modi can travel to EU and UK .
and India need a Lion() to rule the country not a Sheep(MMS)

Leslie fernandes, Brahmagiri, Udupi
Sunday, March 10, 2013

VISHAL D'SOUZA,
I CAN FEEL THE VISHA BETWEEN THE SENTENCES.
HOWEVER IF THIS SO CALLED MESSIAH IS INDEED INTENDING TO MEND HIS WAYS AND TRULY TRY TO BE INDIA FIRST AND RELIGION NEXT WHY NOT GIVE HIM A FAIR CHANCE?
HOWEVER IF HE CAN CONTROL INDIA THE WAY HE MANIPULATED GUJARAT FOR 3 CONTINUOUS TERMS THEN WE MUST ALL LICK EACH OF HIS FEET FINGERS AND CAMPAIGN TO REPLACE HIM AS FATHER OF OUR NATION.

Bulsam, Mangalore
Sunday, March 10, 2013

Whom Modi is fooling?
If that was the case, why Modi ordered police to give free hand to the mobs and the state machinery to massacre innocent Gujarati Muslims in the Godhra train carnage? Modi failed to discharge his constitutional duty.
Former Gujarat DGP Sreekumar attacked Modi over the arrest of IPS officer Sanjeev Bhatt for speaking the truth, Modi-phobia had gripped police and bureaucracy in the state and the step was aimed at scaring all those who dared to oppose the BJP leader and the Hindutva rule.
Modi favoured Gujarat-based industrialists Adani Group (the major donor of Wharton India Economic Forum) on power purchase and land allotment besides giving gas fields worth Rs 20,000 Crore to private companies for FREE, the same group that withdrew its Platinum Sponsorship for the event.
L&T was allotted 8 lakh sq m of prime land in the industrial zone of Hazira, Surat, without auction, at the rate of Re 1 per sq m where the actual cost is 700-1000 per sq m. Tata Motors for its Nano car project in Sanand, 1100 acres of land allegedly sold at Rs 900 per sq m, while its market rate was around Rs 10,000 per sq m. Moreover, Tata got a loan of Rs 9,570 Crore at 0.10 per cent interest with a moratorium of 20 years. No financial institution would grant more than 100 per cent of the total project cost as, normally, 70 to 80 per cent would be financed based on the client’s credit-worthiness, plus many other benefits.
The inevitable rise in corruption in links with the government which virtually controlled the land, natural resources and airwaves that business depended on. This resulted in collusion benefitting politicians, bureaucrats and businessmen. Small manipulations in regulatory or licensing rules in these sectors can create multi-millionaires overnight. So who benefits from this myth called ‘Vibrant Gujarat’ and how inclusive is it? In reality, Modi is aiming for the Lok Sabha elections due by 2014, for his dream run to be PM, backed by corporate.

Vishal D'Souza, Mangalore
Sunday, March 10, 2013

Mr. Modi must & should become PM of India. He never speaks about minority & majority, he always say 6 crore Gujarati's which admires me the most & most of the educated. He is a true leader of the masses, We should make him the PM at any cost. There is no doubt that he will create heaven (India) for our children & the young generation.

Well wisher, Udupi
Sunday, March 10, 2013

It is only when you love your own God, then you will realise that others love their Gods like you too. If this simple thinking is understood this world would be so Godly.

Vishal D'Souza, Mangalore
Sunday, March 10, 2013

If BJP comes to power at center, then India will remain as a secular country. Suppose if Congress led UPA continues to lead the country at the center there is no doubt that within 15 years India will be in the hands of ISI, LeT & other terrorist organisations. Just read the news about what happened ( by framing fake charges on a Christians man, Islamists burned their properties, houses) in Pakistan for Christians yesterday in Times of India & realize now what you need to do???

Cyril, Mumbai
Sunday, March 10, 2013

90% commenting people are not Congis but are those who have suffered and fed up with BJP rule in Karnataka. They want to change this regime for peace. For your information 75% of politicians are corrupt which ever party they belong but not nikamme like BJP in Karnataka.

ad, mangloor
Sunday, March 10, 2013

Gujarat should be a role model for India's development.

Vincent Praveen Castelino, Pernal / Mumbai
Sunday, March 10, 2013

Forget 'India First' is my definition of secularism, says Modi.

The man who wants(or projected by BJP) to be the PM of this country in the coming Lokh Sabha election, just look at the language he has used against Dr.Manmohan Singh !!!

"Your calibre shows how hungry you are to get the PM's post at any cost?

Modi sir, you must learn first the word "respect" and then speak about "secularism"

SHASHI, CANADA
Sunday, March 10, 2013

"COUNTRY IS ABOVE RELIGION AND IDEOLOGIES".....THATS WHAT MODI STANDS FOR.......FIRST BE INDIAN..MODI ..YOU ARE IDEALLY SUITED TO BE THE PM OF THIS GREAT NATION.....POLITICIANS WHO HAVE STUFFED THEIR MONEY ABROAD ARE SCARED IF HE COMES TO POWER....THATS WHY THEY R OPPOSING HIM.

AMAR NATHAL, MANGALORE
Sunday, March 10, 2013

Shushi, more money was stuffed in Swiss Banks during BJP rule at the centre. If Modi becomes the PM, he will keep up the legacy! Just for your records lest you be lost in fantasy!

Harold D'cunha, Mangalore, India
Sunday, March 10, 2013

Recently I was travelling from Mangalore to Kota Rajstan via Gujarath by railway. If any body want to see the growth of Gujarth in interior, this will be the proof.

Gujarath growth is just media publicity by Modi. In fact what media says about Gujarath roads and reality is altogether is different.


Future India(Defence Group), Mangalore
Sunday, March 10, 2013

90% commented people here are congress supporters.When Robert vadra invoveld in scam where you people hiding? why are you not blaming congress? or Sonia Gandhi? Also what about the kara sevakars burnt inside the train in Gujarat Roits. They are not human beings?
Why these people are not raising the voice.There is lot of questions arrises. No body can stop Modi becaming next PM.

ISMAIL.K.PERINJE, PERINJE-YANBU/KSA
Sunday, March 10, 2013

Defense Group Mangalore,U R free to air UR dream and we are free to air ours.Issue is, all violence be it pre-Godra or post Godra,or atrocities against Sikhs or whatever violence against humanity were highly condemnable .Modi becoming PM this Country mainly dependence on BJP's 200 plus MPs first, followed by BJP/RSS endorsement? and more importantly by alliance friends endorsement.Under the circumstances(Karnataka gone case/South India even 5-8 MPs also KASTA/North India -WB?NE States?)So year 2014 LS result could fragmented verdict that could enable to occupy PM post politician like M.Singh/N.KUMAR or RAHUL ANNA!!!So Modi taking over PM seat @ this point of time is HYPOTHETICAL.

jatin, mlore
Sunday, March 10, 2013

@Ismail - As per you ,in South india BJP will limit itself to 5-8MPs and Karnataka gone case!!! Out of excitement you have forgotten MPs are for Loksabha & MLA's are for Vidhansabha. During State elections BJP might struggle but in loksabha elections,just from Karnataka there would be more then 10-12seats and with Andhra Pradesh all set to throw out Congress, its aftershocks will help BJP in gaining more seats.Congress & DMK is history in Tamil Nadu , so even there Jayalalitha will sweep all the seats and support NDA . On an average BJP will get more then 50seats from South India. Did i forget Kerala??? Mindsets are changing drastically in Kerala and be ready for a bouncer since people are waiting for their chance to show their frustration against UDF.

Benny, Mangalore
Sunday, March 10, 2013

India first....Sounds so nice., I dont think India was first when the massacre of innocent minority took place under Modi. We are sure to see his true color once he in on the PM seat.

Jayarama, Udupi/Riyadh
Sunday, March 10, 2013

Please refer Saccher Committee report - the minorities in Gujarat are far ahead of all other states.

Industrial growth above average.

Agriculture growth India 2-3% under Congi, Gujarat 12.5%

Roads are of a top class.

In solar Energy he made revolution.

Preserving and beautification river banks are of a top class, see Congi's Delhi, filthy and contaminated.

Security and stability - best in India since last one decade, see Congi's Delhi or Maharashtra rape capitals.

Stopped the Congi's trouble makers from creating havoc among communities like burning trains and killing women and children which leads to riots.

Recognized as a capital of Development and unlike Delhi famous for all bad and scandalous reasons.

KRPrabhu, Kudla/Bangalore
Sunday, March 10, 2013

Dear Amaan.Dubai/Hassan
Pl read comment by Jayarama,Udupi/Riyad carefully.Read ir and re-read till you understand the contents in its correct perspective.These are not hyped issues.Comeout of your prejudicial mindset and make sportive comments based on real issue even if it from Modi or otherwise.

sunil, udupi
Sunday, March 10, 2013

" ONCE MR. NARENDRA MODI BECOME A PRIME MINSTER OF INDIA THEN.. PEOPLE WHO COMMENTED AGAINST HIM ARE WILL KNOW REGARDING HIS ABILITY AND COURAGE AND BRAVE..ALL SUPPORTERS OF CONGIII WILL REALIZE THE MATTERS LATER WHEN BECOME A PM OF OUR GREAT INDIA.. WHEN OUR INDIA WILL BE GREAT.. ONLY WHEN MR. MODI BECOME A PM OF INDIA.. JAI HO...

krishna, Mangalore
Sunday, March 10, 2013

Do not forget that only 45 % of Gujratis voted for BJP in Gujrat . There are 55 % who are against BJP/MODI in gujrat

Farooq, Mangalore
Sunday, March 10, 2013

WE HAVE SEEN HIS COURAGE , ABILITY AND BRAVERYNESS,,IN NEWS MEDIA CONFERENCE WHERE IN HE STARTED SWEATTIN LITERALLY....YOU TOO WATCH THAT.

Ramesh S, mangalore
Sunday, March 10, 2013

..Dear Amaan...total amount of all your mentioned scam is peanut when compared to congis scam..to name a few 2G,3G,Coal,Farmers loan waiver scam..Congis well versed in divide & rule policy...Congi RAHUL never visited beheaded soldiers home in UP OR slain SP home in WB, But quick to visit slain DSP Zia ul haque(RIP) family,state & cental Govt offered 2 jobs & 50 lakhs rupees..How biased these people..How greedy for vote..

alok, gwalior
Sunday, March 10, 2013

And to prove it that mool mantra of you is India First which should be the same for every indian go for cheaper Indian substitutes in Gujarat or BJP/NDA ruled states for anything costlier and imported. Only then I will vote for you changing my party line. Force us to use petro products, bullion, electronics and foreign travel/services most efficiently as all of these are costliest and imported. Their cheaper, Indian and better substitutes should be used, advertized and promoted. Can or will you do this. Slow GDP growth, inflation, corruption, current account deficit and fiscal deficit are the chief ailments of Indian economy and are due to every Indian running after scarce, costly, imported and subsidized types of stuffs and services ignoring their ample, cheap, indigenous and unsubsidized substitutes. Aren't we all are harming the nation. Policy makers are helping in this mad rush. Come on help mother India.

Indian, Mangalore
Sunday, March 10, 2013

Are Congree Leaders are good human beings.... But, with more corruption.....What u say????

Reshmi Salian, Mangalore
Sunday, March 10, 2013

For congress people it is italy first, india second - Dinesh Poojary.

That is the reason BJP supporters hoisted Pakistani flag in India. L.K. Advani praised Jinnah as secular leader. Killed father of our nation by RSS supporters. Poojarlay..think and write. Don't just scribble here. Bottom line is none of political parties are interested in India's development. All are crooks and one and the same.

N.M, Mangalore
Sunday, March 10, 2013

Modi talking about Secularism is nothing but 'Hog wash' the fact is his party and its partner RSS believe in suppressing minorities and are non tolerant nothing on earth can change their radical idealogy. One small example is Karnataka, where in we witnessed brutal attacks on the christian, backward classes and Muslims since 2008.

Gujarat was a developed state even before Modi entered politics. This man has learnt the art of 'window dressing'. Growth wise - Maharastra, Bihar, Haryana, Tamil Nadu are way ahead than Modi's Gujarat then i wonder why people are'nt talking about that??

One thing is certain, Modi's industialist friends Adani's , AMbanis, Tata's have spent a fortune on PR and painting a rosy picture about Modi in the media....

Stephen, mangalore
Sunday, March 10, 2013

I agree with you NM.
Business Tycoons doing marketing for Modi, because Modi is expert in fooling people by his speech. The Industries kicked out from other states are entering into Gujrat easily. People who doesn't know actual condition of Gujrat also praising him. So pathetic.
There is hindi saying, which suits Modi...
"naam bade aur darshan chote"

Juliet Mascarenhas, Bejai/Mangalore
Sunday, March 10, 2013

As the election is fast approaching the day dreamer realized it is 'India First' whereas all these years for him country wise 'America first' and Religion wise 'Hinduism first'.Now he has laid his legs on two different boats .One leg on the country boat and another on the religion boat and trying to cross the river combining the two under one name 'India First' and says that is his definition of secularism.Will he be able to cross the river?
Modiji,The Indians are no more illiterate. They are educated .For every Indian it is 'India first' irrespective of his/her cast,colour, religion,party...Wherever they go they carry themselves as INDIANS first and not as a Hindu, Muslim, Sikh,Buddhist, Zoroastrian,Dalit, Brahmin,Congi, BJP,.Whether he is a PM, CM, Actor/Actress,Athlet, Industrialist,Professional, first he will be recognised as a Indian.Wherever he goes he carries the Indian flag and not the religion flag.Only with the brotherly feeling,living with peace and harmony,tolerance of the various religions will make 'India First' in every thing. Your definition of Secularism is nothing new.

Steve, mangalore
Sunday, March 10, 2013

People who praise Modi, saying he has develped Gujrat, guys, have you ever been to state Gujrat?
Rich people are enjoying their life and poor are still poor.
Modi is industialists/Business person's favourite, who spend lot of money during election & make people vote for BJP. Because, they want Modi's administration to self growing.

Peter Lewis, Brahmavar/Sharjah
Sunday, March 10, 2013

FIRST TO BE A GOOD HUMAN follows every thing.

krishna, Mangalore
Sunday, March 10, 2013

SURPRISING. There are people who do not want to be GOOD HUMAN BEINGS and still want to be PATRIOTIC INDIANS.

SAFWAN, SHAHAMA/uae
Sunday, March 10, 2013

The logic of all Modi worshippers is just like ‘Shankadinda bandaddu mathra theertha”. Only Gujarat can act wise and give good administration and rest of India is foolish!!!! They are spreading misinformation. It is not easy to fool the public when there are no true facts and proof, NAMO will remain as kisbhai dasappa. Nothing special in his visions. His ideas and teaching everyone know long before even he was born.

Declan, Mumbai
Sunday, March 10, 2013

Bigotry should not be confused as Nationalism or Patriotism. Narendra Modi is doing just that.

Sankappanna M, Sankalakariya Bahrain
Sunday, March 10, 2013

Didnt we hear Hitler say, Germany first and started the world war 2 killing millions of peoples in the world? Didnt he say Germans first and killed thousands of Jews?
Modi fits Hitler's personality head to toe... Yet, it is said, give the devil his due. Modi might have done great things in Gujarat, as his launching pad. People like Ambanis, Bachchans may fall prostrate before him. Simply because they have nothing to loose, surely thier business will thrive. But what cost humanity will have to pay?
When we studied school Mr.Modi, Secularism meant equal respect and honour and protection to every faith. Can you guarantee this? For every Indian, India does stand first, but also to every Indian his faith is like his Mother who has cuddled and nurtured him.
For every secular Indian, there is a fear that Modi and Sangh Parivar is breaking the very tolerant secular fabric of India.
Gujarat riots, Kandamal carnage, are glaring examples of this.
Lastly, in a democracy people deserve the Government they elect. One day, if Modi becomes PM, nothing wrong. However, minorities will not cover in fear but on the contrary will rise up more united and stronger, come what may.

sunil, udupi
Sunday, March 10, 2013

'WHATEVER THE NEXT PM OF INDIA IS MR. NARENDRA MODI. DEFINATLEY WHAT HE SAID THAT IS "INDIA FIRST AND THEN VOTE BANKING AND CORRUPTION LIKE UPA GOVT.. DONE SINCE LAST 08 YEARS...HOPE PEOPLE COMPLETELY UNDERSTOOD WITH THIS AND WILL CHASE ALL THE UPA..WILL OUT IN ELECTION..
HERE SOME PEOPLE STILL WNATS TO SPIL OUR GREAT INDIA AND SUPPORTING CORRUPTION UPA.. AND THEY ARE NOT INDIAN.. IF YOU ARE INDIAN YOU SHOULD THING OF GUJARAT AND THEN VOTE TO MR. ODI.. THEN YOU SEE OUR COUNTRY'S PICTURE.. IT WILL ON TOP OF THE WORLD'S MAP..

JAI HO INDIA''''

Farooq, Mangalore
Sunday, March 10, 2013

DEAR SUNIL, EITHER U THINK YOURSELF SMART OR YOU THINK OTHERS FOOL..YOU DONT HAVE TO EXPLAIN ANYTHING ABT MODI AND GUJARAT..WE ARE WELL KNOWN OF THE FACT THAT..WHO IS MODI AND WHAT IS GUJARATH...GIVE SOME SENSIBLE STATEMENT ALWAYS..SILLY PEOPLE YA..MODI...VIIIIIIBRANT GUJARATH...RSS...BJP...VHP....ONLY KNOWNS ONLY ONE AGENDA..COMMUNAL VOILANCE..WHETHER IN NAME OF BABRI MASJID, OR IN THE NAME OF CONVERSION BY CATHOLICS....

Imran, Katipalla / Riyadh
Sunday, March 10, 2013

Top of the country's MAP for communal clashes as in 2002 is it?

Praveen, udupi
Sunday, March 10, 2013

Modi lecture on secularism is the biggest joke of 21st century.He is Indias No 1 communal person.He is responsible for the murder and rapes of sever hundred Gujrathis.Let Lokayukta be appointed,he will be no lesser in scams and eating comission.Gujrath model of development is just fake and very absurd.There are so many areas in Gujarath without proper roads and basic infrastructure.People still live without proper food electricity and housing in Guj.

AMAR NATHAL, MANGALORE
Sunday, March 10, 2013

If Modi said he wanted American dollars to safe guard secularism that would make better sense. Indians enjoying freedom supporting a guy like Modi is hypocrisy.
Modi is an embodiment of communalism, in every sense. He better say secularism means dollar power to perpetuate communalism! Poor man can't get visa to USA, so preach those in America true "secularism." Sour grapes!

Clifford, Mangalore
Sunday, March 10, 2013

Wolf dressed in lambs coating till he becomes PM afterwards he will turn into ware wolf. How can we Indians justify having a mass killer as our PM. Just see what chota kings like Yeddy did to our beloved Karnataka with communal based violence. Do we want this repeated all over India?

Naren Baliga, Venoor
Sunday, March 10, 2013

Clifford,

It will be like Germans hesitating to accept Hitler.

Gladson, Brahmavar
Sunday, March 10, 2013

A strong corporate lobby is on the project NaMo as the future PM. There seems to be no India without Modi after 2014. Is that true?
I recently went through the Business Week article which cited the findings of The Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) which put a question mark on Modi’s Gujarat Shining image with regards to the Vibrant Gujarat (VJ) summit that happens every two years. It has thrown up shocking facts that not even 10% of the MoUs signed at VG 2009 & 2011 have actually been started and around only 3.5% of them have been completed. The article also gives the comparative growth rates of various states in India to break the myth that Gujarat is the one and only ‘high on development steroids’ state in India. Between 2006-7 and 2010-11, Gujarat had a growth of 9.3 per cent, which was behind Naveen Patnaik’s Orissa at 9.4 per cent. Nitish Kumar’s Bihar topped with 10.9 per cent while Chhattisgarh (10 per cent), Haryana (9.7 per cent) and Maharashtra (9.6 per cent) followed.
Recently respected writer Ramchandra Guha in his column in The Hindu said, "As a sociologist who treats the aggregate data of economists with scepticism, I myself do not believe that Gujarat is the best developed State in the country. Shortly after Mr. Modi was sworn in for his third full term, I travelled through Saurashtra, whose polluted and arid lands spoke of a hard grind for survival. In the towns, water, sewage, road and transport facilities were in a pathetic state in the countryside, the scarcity of natural resources was apparent, as pastoralists walked miles and miles in search of stubble for their goats. Both hard numbers and on-the-ground soundings suggest that in terms of social and economic development, Gujarat is better than average, but not among the best.
And if all of it is just good PR and far from the truth, then it’s a grave cause of concern, no doubt. Is it time to ask ourselves the question, "Has Modi fooled us with Gujarat's success story?"

Farooq, Mangalore
Sunday, March 10, 2013

GREAT JOB GLADSON, I REQUEST EVERY READERS TO GO THROUGH YOUR STATEMENT...INDIANS WILL BE BLINDLY CONSIDERED AS FOOLS WORLDWIDE AND D AS A.. H....IF THEY VOTE FOR MODI...

akash salian, mangalore
Sunday, March 10, 2013

Nice comment..

Jayarama, Udupi/Riyadh
Sunday, March 10, 2013

here people talk about adike kalla only not aane kallara sangha...

Naren Baliga, Venoor
Sunday, March 10, 2013

Jayarama,

Why adike kalla is so hesitant to appoint Lokyukta? He scared because he may be Yeddy of Gujarat.

Farooq, Mangalore
Sunday, March 10, 2013

Jyaramere...
Adike kaddaru kallane..aane kaddaru kallane...MODI SPKING ABOUT SECULARISM...FUNNY HAN....

Bollu, Mangalore
Sunday, March 10, 2013

mullunu mullinda tegha beku..so we need at this juncture 'aadike kalluru' which they are not...!!

Farooq, Mangalore
Sunday, March 10, 2013

I STILL WONDER PPL ARE EXPECTING FROM MODI...AS OF TODAY INDIAS WORST SITUATION DUE TO COMMUNAL DISHARMONEY WAS CREATED NON OTHER THAN GREAAAT MODI...ATTACKS ON CHURCH, ATTACKS ON CHRISTIANS IN THE NAME OF CONVERSION..VERYTHING IF YOU GO IN DEEP N KEEP DIGGING THE ROOT VILLIAN...ITS ONE N ONLY MODI...I COULD SEE SOME APPRICIATION COMMENT FROM CHRISTIANS ON MODI...AND I WONDER....

Peter Pereira, Pune
Sunday, March 10, 2013

Mr. Narena Baliga, Venor, your comments are very much sensible and 100% accurate. The person who says India first and kills innocent Indians can not lead India to anywhere but towards destruction. He is nothing but a wild animals disguised as innocent Goat.

Imran, Katipalla / Riyadh
Sunday, March 10, 2013

Confusion!.Your mother organization’s chief Mohan Bagwath says Rapes happen in India, not Bharat.
So you are talking about India first or Bharat First?

Jason Dsouza, Kaikamba
Sunday, March 10, 2013

"India first and the country above all the religion". I fully agree to the statement by Modi.Things will only change in India when every citizen think that the country ahead of their respective religion.Modi should be the prime minister in 2014 to turn india future towards development.I do not think we need to linger in the old issues as SIT team already given clean chit to Modi.

Amaan, Dubai/Hassan
Sunday, March 10, 2013

Aiyoo Bolu Anna Mangaluru,
Idu bari Modi Sahebru gujrat alli aagiro scamsu..
Bt,this dsnt mean tht iam advocating Congress & its scams !!

Naren Baliga, Venoor
Sunday, March 10, 2013

That is why Gujarat is totally calm and no communal riots in last ten years - KR Prabhu

In Gujarat, religious minorities are oppressed and suppressed, so there is not communal riots because minorities cannot even demand their constitutional rights in Gujarat.

A person who believes in secularism should understand that oppressing minorities is not considered as secularism.

A man who had deserted his wife and kept goons to monitor her interaction with media and then wishes women's day on his twitter handle cannot be a man of virtues.

A man who is hesitant to appoint Lokyukta in Gujarat cannot be a man of integrity.

As RSS ideologue Govindacharya termed him as a " dictator" cannot believe in secularism. India needs a leader who can carry India without any discrimination. But Narendra Modi is a dictator cannot lead India ever. Even, within his party people are hesitant to nominate him as their PM candidate.

If BJP wants India to vote for them, let them nomindate Shri Nitish Kumarji and see the results.

Modi is only for hardcore Hindutva elements unfortunately they are few in numbers.

KRPrabhu, Kudla/Bangalore
Sunday, March 10, 2013

True color of Naren Baliga of Venoor is out now.As per him if any place is sans communal riot,calm then thre is oppression of minoritiy people.What a stupid idea.He should understand that Venoor which totally calm since centuries is not because minority people who in abundant there are oppressed.

If Modi is a dictator there is nothing to regret the way of his dectotorship.Nobody is harmed there due his rule.Instead minority people are totally spporting him.Thats why he is the CM for third time.If anybody feels gealous for his achievement let us not through mud at Gujarat but appriciate it.That is the true gentlemanship.Do cheat tour own Aatman.Gunakke mathsaravilla Baligare.


k, Mangalore
Sunday, March 10, 2013

If you are saying that all gujratis are supporting SARDAR MODI and he got the third term.... Pls see the % of BJP/ MODI got in the recent elections.... it is labout 45 % and less than HALF. since the votes are getting divided, BJP got the EDGE , so do not feel proud that 100 % gujratis are supporting the Hitler of gujrat

KRPrabhu, Kudla/Bangalore
Sunday, March 10, 2013

% ko goli maaro.See the ground reality.People have choosen able leadership.Thats it...

Naren Baliga, Venoor
Sunday, March 10, 2013

Then why Godra riots happened? Thanks for agreeing that minorities in Venoor peaceful. Do you know how many times they are provoked by your Sangh. Thanks to the true secular belief of our eleders. Did you know how many times Kalladka tried to play his dirty games but didn't succeed?

Prasanna, Mangalore
Sunday, March 10, 2013

Dinesh Poojary, there is no evidence for congress people Italy first and India Second. But there is proof for BJP supporters Pakistan is first and India is Second.

Amaan, Dubai/Hassan
Sunday, March 10, 2013

Bollu Anna mangaluru,
These scams are jst of Modi in his state dear.. Bt,this dsnt mean tht advocating congress & its scams..
My word is, we public r been taken for a ride by these fellows.. So,stop boosting these politicians..

Rathnakara A, Shirva
Sunday, March 10, 2013

Wait psuedos,You people reserve your WAH WAH comments! when Baby baba will say that " for me party is first"
Congi party will say " For us one family is first", Khurshid will say "Pak is first", Diggy will say "Reservation for minorities is first". No one is expecting your WAH WAH for patriotic issues.


M H Rashid, saudi Arabia
Sunday, March 10, 2013

The BJP-RSS combine cannot understand secularism and hence cannot comprehend the Indian constitution. They are a force working against the constitution. Only stringent investigation will bring all those involved in the Gujarat genocide to book.
People like Modi and organizations like the RSS are out to destroy this country. We cannot even call the Gujarat horror a riot. It was plain genocide. Modi and all other men who belong to the BJP and the VHP, who were either complicit or blatantly involved in the carnage, have to be brought to book the way Afzal Guru and Kasab.
"My definition of secularism is simple: 'India First' - If he is really serious in his statement, he should step down on moral ground.

Amaan, Dubai/Hassan
Sunday, March 10, 2013

17 'scams'and Narendra Modi doesn’t want Lok Ayukta to probe...
- Land for Nano plant at low rate
- Land sold cheap to Adani Group
- Cheap land for real estate developer K Raheja, not for airforce.
- Agricultuure University land allotted for hotel.
- Border land for chemical firms
alloted close to BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu kin.
- Essar Group's encroachment
- Land given to Bharat Hotel without auction on Sarkhej-Gandhinagar Highway
- Corruption in allotment of lakes
for fishing activities in 38 lakes without inviting any tenders for 25 lakhs per lakh.
- Land given to L&T for Rs.1 per Sq.Mtr
- Land allotted to other industries.
allotted land to some industries and industrialists who had signed MoUs in the five editions of VGGIS.
- Cattle feed fraud
- Scam in Anganwadi centres
- GSPC
- Luxury aircraft used by CM,private luxury aircraft for around 200 trips in five years.
- Rs500 crore SSY scam
- Indigold Refinery land scam
- Swan Energy

Any answers for the above scams by so called patriot modi boosting to india's PM or is tht hypocritical statement to fool innocent/brainwashed Indians?

Bollu, Mangalore
Sunday, March 10, 2013

while you accumulate all scams of BJP..it won't even comes next anywhere near to one congress scam..anna..aau saveera aat...laksha..crores..coal scam..!!

krishna, Mangalore
Sunday, March 10, 2013

I need not tell u that adike kaddaru kalla aane kaddaru kalla

KRPrabhu, Kudla/Bangalore
Sunday, March 10, 2013

@Amaan,Dubai/Hassan
Why dont you file a PIL and take out all cases for probing.You can alo,so interested get the full facts through RTI for probing the entire issue.Pl dont beat the drum to make sound....No use of it.

Amaan, dubai/hassan
Sunday, March 10, 2013

Dear Mr.Prabhu..The following is the list of alleged scams submitted to the Gujarat governor and the president..
Just when the lokayukta was closing inn abt these scams,the STATE GOVERNAMENT (again led by Mr.Modi himself) did set up an enquiry commission to be headed by retired Justice MB Shah.Wonder wht conclusive report will be submitted under the patronage of State govt,who happens to be the rulling party of the state..
where as Modi hasnt agreed for lokayukta till now...And u want us common people to file a PIL.. No prizes to guess hw it works with modi !!

KRPrabhu, Kudla/Bangalore
Sunday, March 10, 2013

Dear Amaan,Dubai/Hassan
It is anybody's guess why Modi is opposing Congress nominated Lokayukta.Thanks for his shrewd mindset.He is very cautious as far as Congi intention is concerned.

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