New Delhi: Amid the raging anti-CAA protests, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday chose to start his speech with an unusual chant, "Vividhta me ekta, Bharat ke visheshta" (Unity in diversity is India's speciality).
But soon he focussed back on what he was there for in the first place - the Delhi Assembly election. Stressing on the government's decision to regularise illegal colonies, Modi said, "Now you have full rights to your house... Full rights."
He claimed a substantial segment of Delhi had to withstand "political commitments made of lies". He reiterated it was the BJP which brought a "permanent solution".
As he said, "Aisa Nahi chalega, na mai chalne dunga" (This can't go on. Neither will I let it continue)," the huge crowd broke into applause.
The BJP on Sunday drummed up the fact the Centre's decision to regularise 1,731 illegal colonies have helped 40 lakh people living in Delhi, just ahead of the Delhi election early next year.
At its massive rally at Ramlila ground that was attended by thousands, the primary target was Arvind Kejriwal and his AAP government. BJP Delhi chief Manoj Tiwari, Delhi MP Parvesh Verma and Union Minister Prakash Javadekar - all had one target.
"You have to decide which government you want. Ayushman Bharat is implemented everywhere in India apart from Bengal and Delhi. It's decision time on whether you want free medical treatment or not," asserted Javadekar.
Amid fluttering BJP flags, beating of drums and excited attendees, Modi was the unmistakable crowdpuller. Many of the BJP supporters were seen dancing to tunes that were dedicated to the Prime Minister.
Needless to say, BJP put its best bet forward and hopes to use Modi's charisma to win the Delhi election, as it was decimated by AAP in the last polls.