He started discussing how challenges can be considered as opportunities. He openly discussed the federalism of the country, united approach of states and centre for national growth, from skill development, urbanization (smart cities, knowledge cities) to quadrilateral connectivity by bullet trains. Proposing for IITs, IIMs, AIIMS in every state, focusing in refurbishing Indian railways, equitable growth for every Indian, he just opened his version of a flourishing India. He was literally presenting the ‘Great Indian Dream'.
Even his greatest critics were silenced. Dillip Padgaonkar responded that his vision is progressive. Shankar Ayer said that this is a good vision although time will tell how it can be implemented. Hardcore Modi bashers simply referred to his Godhra taint instead of finding any fault in his vision.
The point is, many of his proposals or wishes may be a bit over-board, but, everybody knows that if there is will power, anything is possible. Interestingly Modi’s speech made many believe that he can achieve it. He is the only leader in India who can think dream big and deliver it as well.
With AAP’s emergence and media's reporting of the party's activities on a daily scale, Kejriwal has become a huge hit, winning fans, especially from the urban and middle-class. But after Modi's speech, he has comeback with a bang both in the media as well winning hearts of Indians.
Even L.K.Advani who was initially opposing Modi, said that he never had such enthusiasm among party cadre and public. He rightly suggested that the party should not be over confident but from his experience, he expected that BJP’s mission of 272+ is possible under the leadership of Narendra Modi.
The real winner delivers when they face major challenges. AAP was really a challenge for BJP. It is always said that Narendra Modi is a very fast learner and accepts challenges. He always changes his strategy according to the situation and challenges, and comes out with a better weapon.