NCP dubs PM Modi’s Lucknow visit as an attempt to strengthen BJP’s hold in UP

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday celebrated Dussehra in Lucknow at the historic Aishbagh Ramleela Ground.

By: ANI | Mumbai | Published:October 12, 2016 10:33 am
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The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Wednesday dubbed Prime Minister’s visit to Lucknow for Dussehra celebrations as a politically astute attempt to strengthen the BJP’s hold in Uttar Pradesh before next year’s assembly polls. NCP leader Majid Memon told ANI, “Dussehra is more or less a religious function. But why did the Prime Minister chose Lucknow and not any other place? As rightly said, if there would have been elections in Bihar, he would have chosen Bihar.”

“PM Modi selected Lucknow because there are elections around the corner and this fact cannot be denied. It was a politically motivated movement for the purpose of trying to strengthen the BJP and to garner votes. So, therefore, fundamentally, it is an absolutely political motivated move,” he added.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday celebrated Dussehra in Lucknow at the historic Aishbagh Ramleela Ground.

He was accompanied by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

At the event, he denounced terrorism and in an indirect way attacked Pakistan for supporting terrorism.

Dubbing terrorism as an “enemy of humanity”, Prime Minister Modi called for combating the menace unitedly.

Addressing a gathering, Modi said, “We cannot save humanity unless we fight out terrorism collectively. There is an urgent need to uproot and punish the elements that promote and indulge in terrorist activities.”

“This festival is about the victory of good over evil and terrorism is an enemy of humanity. Everyone needs to speak in one voice against terrorism. So, when we burn Ravana, we should remember that humanity can’t be saved unless we fight out terrorism together,” he added.

“Elements involved in terrorist activities should be uprooted and destroyed. And, at the same time, the powers backing terrorist activities should be punished,” he said.

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    SubbuI
    Oct 12, 2016 at 7:18 am
    HALLO BAKTHS. DON'T BARK LIKE A MAD STREET DOG.WHAT IS WRONG IN NCP RESPECTED LAWYER MR MAJID MAMON GIVING HIS OPENION? HE IS NOT ABUSING NALAYAK NMODI. KALNAYAK GUNDE SHAH AND MUCHAD BJP GOVT RAJ GURU HINDU TERRORIST BAGAWATH? SO YOU ALL SHUT YOUR TRAP AS LAWYER MAJID MEMON IS INDIAN FIRST AND THEN HE IS A MUSLIM.YOU S GOT IT?
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      AD
      Oct 12, 2016 at 6:20 am
      It is really surprising to hear and read all the comments from different opposition political parties, I felt yesterdays speech by PM was a mature speech and was devoid of politics. comments from NCP which has NO BASE in UP comes with this kind of statement is reflecting poorly on the level of maturity of the political party. Also whats wrong in attempting to strengthening your party position is it not every party trying to do so .
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        Aron
        Oct 12, 2016 at 6:30 am
        NCP can never get power alone in UP with Papu and its Italian president.
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          ashok
          Oct 12, 2016 at 7:39 am
          should modi allow others to chose which places he is to visit and why? do others take opinion of modi to visit their choice of places to visits. criticism for the sake of it has a favorite pastime of opposition leaders.
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            Bhagavath B S
            Oct 12, 2016 at 9:13 am
            yes, he has gone to strengthen BJP, what is the problem for NCP,why should MR Modi go to Lucknow for strenthining NCP?
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              jewargikar
              Oct 12, 2016 at 6:45 am
              Why such a hue and cry over the place of function? He is PM and has all the rights. In the bargain, if the strength of the party is augumented, so be it. It is ironical that jawans r shedding blood to protect is, political parties are vying with each other to gain mileage.
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                Chandrashekhar Deshpande
                Oct 12, 2016 at 11:06 am
                Mr. Modi is PM of the Country and he can go and celebrate Dashera any where in the country. Sharad Pawar never crossed Maharashtra when there was one MP from Tura in North East? So it is better for Memon for sake of bashing. He has already ped half of his term as Rajya Sabha Member and he feel that by making such Childish remarks 'SAHEB' may consider his candidature once again as Minority Member and show piece.l
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                  gopal
                  Oct 12, 2016 at 6:28 am
                  ok PM did this to increase BJP hold in UP..is that an issue to be raised in IE?..what non sense is this. can we improve the reporting standards?
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