First, listen to his speech convened by Hindustan Times (not a Sangh/BJP supporter) and initiated by none other than the hardcore sangh parivar hater Rajdeep Sardesai.
I am personally very inspired by the nature of speech Modi has delivered in this context. A Manmohan or Sonia can never talk from the heart, bundled with the true patriotism, after all, MM speeches are written by Sonia and Sonia's speeches translated to Italian from Hindi by unknown 100s.
I didn't want to be blind to whatever Modi says, so I did research on all claims he makes in the speech. Hence for a good value reading, I tried to attach links to the facts alongwith. For all the skeptics, I have made sure the source of information does not belong to Sangh Parivar.
About drought in Gujarat and Rajasthan
His first day in office: Attending to Drought
President praises Gujarat and offers his Urban Development model for state
Gujarat conceives 'dam with difference'
Fact file from Israel's publication:
India-Israel Partnership : Israeli Journal
Excerpts:"....It is also important to note that Jews have been a part of India for well over a thousand years. The most distinctive aspect of the Indian Jewish experience is the complete absence of discrimination by the host majority. Jews have lived in India without any fear of persecution, a fact that has been well appreciated by Israel. Even though the Jewish population in India is estimated to be around 6,000--following the emigration of over 25,000 to Israel between the 1950s and 1970s--the community's contributions to India remain substantive....."