Lakhimpur, February 13: As the first phase of polls in Uttar Pradesh is finished, PM Modi have become more aggressive and hitting out to the oppositions very strongly. Notably, Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing a huge rally in Lakhimpur, Uttar Pradesh firstly slammed all the opposition parties and said, “Be it Congress or Samajwadi party or Bahujan Samaj party, all have failed to meet the aspirations of people in Uttar Pradesh.”
Speaking at the rally, PM Modi also questioned the people if there had been any change in their lives under Congress, Samajwadi party or the Bahujan Samaj party. He urged people of UP to vote for a BJP Government that would ensure the welfare of farmers, proper education for children, employment for youth and proper medication for the elderly.
Launching attack on Samajwadi party government, PM Modi said, “Uttar Pradesh elected a young Chief Minister. People had many expectations and thought the young CM would do well. But in 2014, people showed their anger and thereafter CM focused on his own survival and alliances.” He also took a jibe at the Samajwadi party for releasing the third manifesto. “In the midst of the campaign, fearing losses they released the third manifesto and started deviating from the core issues”, alleged PM Modi.
The Prime Minister also accused them of insulting Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia’s ideals by allying with the Congress. “By allying with the Congress, the SP and the CM have insulted Dr. Lohia, who resisted the Congress”, said the PM.
Lambasting at the UP government, PM Modi remarked, “The UP Chief Minister says Kaam Bolta Hai but projects are incomplete. Instances of women harassment have risen in the state, crime rates are high. Criminals, who are in jails, even operate their gangs from there. These gangs are killing people, indulging in rape, kidnapping and riots. Aapka kaam nahi, aapke kaarnaame bolte hain.”
Prime Minister Modi noted that farmers in Uttar Pradesh had been facing several troubles. He said, “Farmers in UP are not getting their dues. The crop insurance scheme of the Central Government is a comprehensive one and caters to the welfare of the farmers. Due to your anti-farmer nature, insurance cover in UP stands at a low. And even in that there is discrimination.”
Citing that several villages of Uttar Pradesh lacked power supply, the PM said, “Why is it that several villages in Uttar Pradesh do not have electricity even today? Previous governments did not work in this direction. But as soon as we formed Government at Centre, we’ve taken the work of electrifying the villages in mission mode.”
PM Modi also spoke at length about the Ujjwala Yojana and how it is transforming lives of several rural households across the country.PM Modi spoke about the extent of corruption that takes place in jobs. “Why is it that bribes are taken for jobs? We have eliminated interview process for class III and IV jobs at Centre. We asked UP government to implement the same but they did not.” He assured the youth of UP that if voted to power, same law would be implemented in Uttar Pradesh too. He said that BJP was committed to open up job opportunities for youth in the state itself.
PM Modi also said that the Centre was committed to eradicate corruption and hence had initiated several strong measures. “We have undertaken strong actions to put a curb on black money circulation and corruption. Few are feeling the heat too. But I assure that our fight against black money and corruption would not stop.”
The event was attended by several BJP leaders and party workers. The BJP won 71 Lok Sabha seats from the state in the 2014 polls. The party has only 40 MLA’s in the 404-member assembly (one member is nominated), where BJP has not been voted to power in the last 12 years. The poll of 1st phase in Uttar Pradesh has been finished and all elections will end on 8th march.