Ghaziabad, February 4: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday addressed a huge public meeting in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh. Citing high crime rates in Uttar Pradesh, PM Modi remarked, “Why is it that criminals in the state do not fear any law? Women, children cannot move out of homes safely after dusk. What have the UP government done to improve the law and order situation”, PM Modi questioned.
Prime Minister Modi slammed ruling Samajwadi party in the state and said, “When Akhilesh Yadav won, the expectations were huge. We thought a young CM will do well but UP is disappointed. The ruling party in Uttar Pradesh has to give an account of their work but they aren’t doing so. Instead, they are asking what Modi has done. They should tell what they have done for the welfare of the state.”
PM Modi Firing at state government said that this election is about putting an end to the ‘Vanvas’ of development in the state. He further added, “This election is about making Uttar Pradesh, Uttam Pradesh.”
Prime Minister also expressed concern over the lack of job opportunities for youth in the state. PM Modi said that BJP Government is committed to ensure employment opportunities for the youth of Uttar Pradesh. Prime Minster Modi said that corruption had badly gripped the state and BJP Government was committed to rid Uttar Pradesh of its troubles. He added, “Our Government eliminated interview process for class III and IV jobs. This has drastically reduced corruption.”
The Prime Minister also assured that interests of small and medium traders would be protected. Adding further PM said, “Small and medium traders in the state have to face difficulties and harassment. BJP, if voted to power, would ensure their interests are protected.” The PM added that BJP Government would also ensure CAG audit of all municipal corporations in the state and ensure transparency.
PM Modi stated that how for long, builders in the state harassed those wanting to buy houses. The PM said, “Builders harassed citizens who were keen to buy a house. How can such things continue? A person saves money for buying a house of own. We’ve passed the Real Estate Bill that ensures the protection of buyers.”
The Prime Minister expounded about Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana and said that several farmers were benefitting from it. “Our Government launched the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana that ensures insurance for farmers at a minimum premium. But why is it so that farmers in UP are not benefitting from it? Our Government will ensure that farmers are benefitted as soon as we come to power. He also shed light on e-NAM initiative and how farmers across the nation could benefit.
Prime Minister Modi said that Centre was committed to root out corruption and would continue to take steps in that direction. 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.
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. Uttar Pradesh goes to the hustings in seven phases from February 11 to March 8. Several BJP workers and leaders attended the event.