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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                    Havaldar Sudhir
                    Oct 12, 2016 at 6:59 am
                    What,s wrong in going to Uttar Pradesh. Why is this bothering you and your super corrupt party.
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                      jotsingh
                      Oct 12, 2016 at 5:57 am
                      TUM SAB ANTI SOCIAL POLITICAL PARTIES NCP, CONG,TMC RJD,JDU,AAP DESH KO BARBAD KARNE CHAHIAIN POWER PE RAHANE KELIYE TUMANE SATTA HUM LOGON KO LOOTA HAI GARIBON AUR GARB BANAYA HAI , VOTE BANK BANAYA HAI TUM DESH DROHIYON KO SHARM AANI CHAHIYE ISS SARKAR PAR BOLNE KE LIYE .tUM SAARI PRTTYAN DEHDROI HAIN.APNA GNDHA MUNH BAND KARO CHORON.
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                        Raju Kamat
                        Oct 12, 2016 at 12:17 pm
                        Gf
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                          Lalit Mohan
                          Oct 12, 2016 at 6:17 am
                          This man is absolutely right, because hindus can not unite.lt;br/gt;Secondly if you remember 6th december event which made kejriwal CM this majid memon was the person who defended the minor in that case.lt;br/gt;This all muslims have one motto that is to destroy India .
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                            Ashok Mazumdar
                            Oct 12, 2016 at 9:30 am
                            He can go to Grant Rd, sona gachi, g b road as well. Why not share/give part of his ry to these girls of red lite areas.
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                              manu
                              Oct 12, 2016 at 8:25 am
                              only congis, muslims and commies will find him respected lawyer, he has defended terrorists and at least a dozen have been set free because him. NCP has roped in him only to attract muslims, because muslims love terrorists and their supporters.
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                                mumbikar
                                Oct 12, 2016 at 8:47 am
                                is'nt dussehra celebrated across the country ? why did'nt Modi go and celebrate it with the jawans on the border ? with the armed forces ? with the dalits, in some small village ? this man is so greedy for power that he has forgotten it is not Gujarat, it is INDIA.
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                                  mumbikar
                                  Oct 12, 2016 at 8:43 am
                                  rightly said. now comes the begging for votes using the army's sacrifice. Modi will stoop to anything for power and his greed is growing along with shah, we are doomed.
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                                    S Subramaniam
                                    Oct 12, 2016 at 6:09 am
                                    Criticism is welcome but criticism for criticism sake should be condemned. All political parties including the party which ruled Independent India have visualised that Narendra Modiji would be a threat for their existence ever since he the Gujrat CM and each one of them levelled charges continuously so that his rise could be averted. Now they feel more isolated as the prospects of Narendra Modiji will hurt them. Nowadays whatever Hon'ble Prime Minister does gets attention either the media or his adversaries. There is a saying that more the criticism, more the refinement.
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                                      Umeshchandra Mishra
                                      Oct 12, 2016 at 6:54 am
                                      Everything a politician does has impact on elections, PM or anybody has every right to plan his functions. Was Rahul khatiya tourism meant for his love for kisans, or all 'sickular' enies attending JNU students meet meant their love for students ? Even NCPs above statement is meant as a political reposte. Only thing media should not give pprominence to such ic comments.
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                                        N.Ramanathan
                                        Oct 12, 2016 at 7:11 am
                                        NCP has no stake in UP. So why bother about PM's visit to UP.?. Do you expect PM to be like MMS without any base?. Why you politicize everything?. In Maharashtra you can't win an election without an alliance with Cong?. So keep yourself within Pune and Ahmednagar Districts.
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                                          heena
                                          Oct 12, 2016 at 6:09 am
                                          Those who have yellow eye disease will see only yellow. Even if one takes political advantage what is wrong. You people involved in loot and let loot policies, scam after scams, lie after lie, killing innocents, rape aftet rape, support and shield anti national elements. work against the Hindus and har the, even you upto killing them using your goons. What else can one expect from you.
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                                            Pee Vee
                                            Oct 12, 2016 at 8:19 am
                                            By your name it seems you are South Indian, Going by your logic you have no stake in North India so why bother with anything being written or said about North India????? Everybody knows it was a political visit thus bound to get politicized.
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