Addressing an an election rally in Ghaziabad — which is all set to go to polls during the first phase of polling in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections 2017 — Prime Minister Narendra Modi heavily criticised the ruling Samajwadi Party government led by Akhilesh Yadav. The other districts going to polls this Saturday include Agra, Aligarh, Baghpat, Bulandshahr, Etah, Firozabad, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Hapur, Hathras, Kasganj, Mathura, Meerut, Muzaffarnagar and Shamli.
On Tuesday, PM Modi had launched a verbal attacked on Congress in the Parliament saying “when somebody sees service and humility even in scams, then not only the mother but even Mother Earth gets upset, and an earthquake happens.”
Here are the highlights:
2:43pm: “Kisaano ko sichai, naujawan ko kamai, buzurgon ko dawai aur bacchon ko parhai dene ke liye BJP ko vote dijiye,” says PM Modi. The prime minister also urged the people of UP to vote in large numbers.
2:40pm: “People are worried because of my fight against black money and corruption. I have resolved to return the money of the poor to the poor themselves who have been looted,” Modi said.
2:25pm: “The Congress is a sinking ship. Akhilesh is scared and so he joined hands with Congress. Warna dubti naon mein koi paon rakhta hai kya?” mocks Modi.
2:23pm: Vikas ke banwas se mukti paani hai aur vikas ki yatra mein aage barhna hai toh BJP ko vote karein: PM Modi
2:22pm: “We will pass compulsory CAG audit orders for all development authorities in the state, if elected to power,” says Modi.
2:15pm: The prime minister speaks of how the Samajwadi Party government made job recruitments a source of earning money. “Uttar Pradesh sarkaar ne meri baat nahi maani kyunki agar interview bandh hojaata toh note ka kaarobar bandh hojaata,” he said.
2:12pm: “I cant fight the corruption in UP while sitting in Delhi. In order to fight against corruption, Uttar Pradesh must remove the corrupt government,” said Modi.
2.08pm: “The youth do not get any jobs despite required qualifications. This is because they (the UP government) has done governance on the basis of caste-based politics,” says the prime minister.
2:03pm: PM Modi takes on Akhilesh on women safety. “When Akhilesh Yadav was elected to power, we thought he would work since he is young and educated. However, women in Uttar Pradesh are still not safe and cannot leave their homes alone after dark,” says Modi. He also accused the Samajwadi Party of sheltering goons who indulge in these activities.
2.02pm: Opposition keeps asking what has the prime minister done in New Delhi. I will answer in 2019. The Samajwadi Party needs to answer now: PM Modi
2.00pm: “Samajwadi Party should answer what they did in the state for the past five years. If they dont answer, give “uttar” in Uttar Pradesh, how will they turn the state into Uttam Pradesh,” states Modi.
1:58pm: “The election is not just to decide who will be the MLA or who will run the state government. The election is for ending the “vikas ka banwas” in Uttar Pradesh which has been going on for 14 years,” says PM Modi.
1:55pm: PM Modi begins addressing the Ghaziabad rally. Announces names of BJP candidates and thanks them for being disciplined and attending the rally.