Source: News Bharati English06 Feb 2017 12:26:42

Lucknow, February 6: As the campaign for Uttar Pradesh is getting aggressive and polling date is coming closer, senior leaders from all parties are campaigning in different assembly areas in the State for big winning. Addressing a poll rally at Aligarh on Sunday, Senior BJP leader and Prime Minister Modi said people of Uttar Pradesh want to change. He said, the people have to choose between development agenda of the BJP and those he said give shelter to criminals, indulge in vote bank politics and encourage land and mining mafia.Modi targeted the SP-Congress alliance saying the two parties abused each other till recently but are now locked in an embrace to save them. He said that political parties have united against him as he has been tightening their screws. In a day 7650 crimes, 24 rapes, 21 rape attempts, 13 murders, 33 kidnappings, 19 riots and 136 thefts happen in UP, he added.Embeded ObjectTalking about the world-famous locks industry of Aligarh, Modi said that it has been devastated only because of the indifference of state government and acute power shortage. The current government in Uttar Pradesh has nothing to do with development. But I want to assure the people of UP that we the BJP have taken this decision at the Centre to develop UP.Embeded ObjectIn Kanpur, Akhilesh Yadav and Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi addressed a joint rally. Rahul Gandhi, while sharing the platform with Akhilesh Yadav in Kanpur said that PM Modi will forget UP after the elections as he forgot about Bihar after its Vidhan Sabha polls. Rahul Gandhi said they will together work for youths and farmers. Earlier, Gandhi addressed a rally in Saharanpur district and raised issues related to employment and said the "Make in India" will only be successful when the youth of UP get employment.Embeded ObjectThereafter Akhilesh Yadav said the people of the state have faith in Samajwadi as his government carried out several development works in the state. Meanwhile, BSP criticised both SP-Congress alliance and BJP terming them to be anti-Dalit and anti-poor.Embeded Objectalthough Leaders, including Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, BSP leader Nasimuddin Siddiqui and BJP president Amit Shah addressed rallies on Sunday. Amit Shah raised the alleged exodus issue of Kairana and attacked Samajwadi Party and Congress alliance at a rally in Shamli district.Embeded Object