Bahraich, February 23: As the fourth phase of polls in Uttar Pradesh finishes, PM Modi on Thursday addressed huge public meetings in Bahraich and Basti, Uttar Pradesh. Citing that several villages of Uttar Pradesh lacked power supply, the PM said, “Why is it that many villages in Uttar Pradesh do not have electricity even today? Previous governments did not work in this direction. We have electrified more than 1300 villages in Uttar Pradesh within 2 years.”
PM Modi stressed his fight against black money and corruption would continue, “Our fight is against corruption and holders of black money. Protection of the rights of small and medium traders is our responsibility.” He further added that those who have looted the country for 70 years won't go unpunished.
PM Modi further took a dig at the Congress party and said, “Congress has been completely sidelined by the people. From nowhere news about their win comes. People are now well aware of their misrule.” Attacking Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on his donkey remark, the PM said that donkey was loyal and hardworking. He added that Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Patel hailed from the same land that Akhilesh Yadav was mocking. He further said, “Lord Krishna too made this land his karmabhoomi.”
PM attacked the SP government and said that they gave tickets to those whom they had labelled mining mafias. “Murderers and goons have flourished in UP due to political patronage”, said PM Modi. PM Modi questioned the present SP government about the law and order situation in the state. He said the women in UP did not feel safe. He remarked, “Why is it that the women are scared to come out of their houses alone even during the daytime? MLAs of your party are accused of heinous crimes and Akhilesh Ji you are asking for votes on their names! UP doesn't deserve such a government.”
Prime Minister Modi remarked that welfare of sugarcane farmers was of utmost importance for the BJP Government. He added, “Why sugarcanes farmer in Uttar Pradesh face so many troubles? Why their dues aren't settled? BJP would make sure their demands are met. We would waive off loans of small farmers, if voted to power.”
PM Modi said that the BJP was committed to work for the welfare of the poor. The Prime Minister noted that the Centre had reduced stent prices which would directly benefit people as the cost of treatment would come down. PM Modi spoke at length about various aspects of Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana. He added, “For the first time after India's independence, we have brought the most comprehensive Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana.” He further added, “Uttar Pradesh doesn't deserve a government that is anti-farmer.”
He further mentioned that government has eliminated interviews for jobs for grade 3 and 4 to reduce corruption, “We eliminated interview procedures for class 3 & 4 jobs. This reduced corruption in a big way.”PM Modi also urged people to change the government and to vote for the BJP. Several party workers attended the event.