Meerut, February 4: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday addressed a huge public meeting in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh. PM Modi Firing in the rally said that it is now Uttar Pradesh’s fight against ‘SCAM’- Samajwadi Party, Congress, Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati. He added, “This is a fight against SCAM. People must decide whether they want SCAM or a BJP Government devoted to development. We are willing to do everything possible for Uttar Pradesh.”
Prime Minister Modi said that the BJP is concerned about the state’s youth and wanted to provide employment opportunities for them to prosper. “Our Government is trying everything possible for progress of Uttar Pradesh. A lot has been done but I want to work more for the state to touch newer heights of progress.”PM Modi also remarked that there is no fear of law among criminals in Uttar Pradesh. The PM questioned the state government, “Why are innocent citizens being killed? Why are innocent traders being killed?”
Launching attack on Congress party, PM Modi said, “Congress was going to every village and saying how Uttar Pradesh has been looted. They were demeaning the Samajwadi party and the state government. But what happened all of a sudden that Congress became allies with the SP.” PM Modi further accused the state government of not focussing on healthcare of people. PM Modi stated, “Centre allotted funds for healthcare. But the state government did not even spend it for the people. What politics guided you when you prevented development works and healthcare to reach people?”
PM Modi also spoke about welfare measures for sugarcane farmers and implementation of One Rank, One Pension scheme for ex-servicemen. On this occasion, PM Modi also spoke about demonetisation drive and how a few people were facing its heat. He added, “I knew on 8th November that people who looted will not like the decision that was taken and they'll join hands against me. But I’ll continue to fight the evils of corruption and black money.”
PM Modi while addressing said, “In 1857, the first struggle for independence begun from Meerut to fight the British and now the battle against poverty has to begin from here.” PM Modi urged the people to change the government in the state to change the fortunes of Uttar Pradesh.
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 lawmakers in the 404-member assembly (one member is nominated), where BJP has not been voted to power in the last 12 years. Uttar Pradesh goes to the hustings in seven phases from February 11 to March 8.