Calling himself as the “adopted son” of UP, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said the future of the state cannot be ensured without ridding it of SP, BSP, and Congress.
Invoking Lord Krishna at an election meeting here to suggest a strong connect between Gujarat and UP, Modi, who represents Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency, said the state was his ‘mai-baap’ (parents) and he will not desert it.
“Lord Krishna was born in UP and made Gujarat his ‘karam bhoomi’ (land of work). I was born in Gujarat and UP has adopted me…Uttar Pradesh is my ‘mai-baap’. I am not the son who would betray his ‘mai-baap’. You have adopted me and it is my duty to work for you,” he said in an emotional speech at a poll rally in Hardoi, Uttar Pradesh.
अखिलेश सरकार के पांच साल के अंधेर-राज को उत्तर प्रदेश की जनता माफ नहीं करने वाली है : पीएम श्री नरेन्द्र मोदी pic.twitter.com/R5k4K3ND2s— BJP (@BJP4India) February 16, 2017
“Vote for a full majority to BJP government. I promise to show you the ways of all the problems you are facing within five years,” he said, telling the impressive crowd that all pollsters have predicted BJP getting massive support in the first two phases of polling.
Highlighting the problems faced by the state and its national importance, Modi said poverty will be removed from the country only when it is eradicated from UP.
“This is the land of Ganga and Yamuna where the land is most fertile with crores of labourers but poverty still exists here…why is this so? There is nothing wrong with the people here or their capabilities or shortage of resources,” he said.
“It is the problem of the government’s lack of intention (which is responsible for it). SP, BSP and Congress have not thought as to how the state should be developed…all those who had been at the helm have only worked to safeguard their vote bank, help them in whichever way possible…the future of UP cannot be changed till it is freed of SP, BSP and Congress,” he said.
Continuing his attack on Akhilesh Yadav’s ‘kaam bolta hai’ (work speaks) slogan, the Prime Minister spoke about some central schemes, which he said, were not implemented in Uttar Pradesh by the Samajwadi Party government.
“The Centre brought a scheme for providing free power connections to 1.25 lakh poor families but funds are lying here and UP has extended it only 13,000 households…will it harm Akhilesh if the poor families get it?… Who is responsible? …Is this how your work is speaking?
“…Your government is a failure. It is not working… Those who have run their government in this way do not have the right to survive for even a minute more,” he said.
Modi said only 14 per cent farmers got the benefit of the Crop Insurance Scheme for farmers in UP “because Akhilesh does not feel it is any work….Jinka kaam bolta hai, unka kisan nahi bolta ki bima mila hai (Those whose work speaks, their farmer does not say that they got insurance),” he said.
सबसे ज्यादा देश में हत्याएं उत्तर प्रदेश में होती हैं, अब ये उनका काम बोलता है या कारनामा बोलता है ? पीएम मोदी pic.twitter.com/WF9I1uC5NU— BJP (@BJP4India) February 16, 2017
“The police stations here have turned into the offices of Samajwadi Party. It is the SP worker who decides which case has to be filed and which not,” he said.
Alleging that maximum political killings and gangrape take place in UP, Modi said, “I want to ask the family-led government, are the mothers and sisters here not members of your family.”
He said 3,000 people die due to firing using illegal arms termed ‘kattas’ and asked as to who made these kattas.
“Almost 50 per cent cases of those registered in the country under the Arms Act are in UP,” he rued.
“Over 20 per cent atrocities against Dalits in India take place in UP and no one gets punished…Isn’t illegal mining prevalent in Hardoi?…Who patronises illegal miners? Who is responsible for this?” he asked.
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