UP polls: If BJP comes to power, our first decision will be to waive off farmer loans, says PM Modi

PM Modi will be addressing his second election rally in two days in Bharatiya Janata Party's final push to woo the electorate as polling in Uttar Pradesh enters the final phase.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: March 7, 2017 1:13 pm

 

Varanasi:Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses during an election campaign rally in support BJP candidates in Varanasi on Sunday. PTI Photo(PTI3_5_2017_000237A) Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses during an election campaign rally in support BJP candidates in Varanasi on Sunday. (Source: PTI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday will be addressing his second election rally in two days in Bharatiya Janata Party’s final push to woo the electorate as polling in Uttar Pradesh enters the final phase. The prime minister will begin his third day in Varanasi by visiting Gadwaghat Ashram on the banks of Ganga before visiting Lal Bahadur Shastri’s house to pay his respects to the former prime minister. He will then address a rally near SMS College around 12 pm.

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HIGHLIGHTS:

2:30 pm: BJP will form the government in UP and in first meeting we will take the decision to waive-off farmer loans.

2:27 pm: PM Modi calls BJP Bharatiya Samaj Party by mistake while concluding his speech. Urges voters to come out in large numbers to vote on March 8.

2:25 pm: The government has made police stations in the state offices of Samajwadi Party. “Do you trust the bua, bhatija or friend of bhatija,”, says PM Modi referring to Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav. This is the time to get rid of SP, BSP, Congress and secure the future of UP youth.

2:20 pm: The youth are being robbed off what they deserve in the name of interview. Our government in Delhi has decided to get rid of this disease. We asked Akhilesh ji to implement the same but he did: PM

2:15 pm: Poor mother cooks food using firewood and smoke equivalent to 400 to cigarettes enters her body: PM

2:08  pm: If the farmer gets proper supply of water, then he can produce gold. For this, we have allocated thousands of crores. We have brought a new scheme to replace the old pumps used by farmers with new ones for free.

2:05 pm: BJP has set a goal of providing housing to poorest of the poor in the country. Also, we want to double farmer’s income by 2022.

2:02 pm: If we want to bring a change in our country then we have to bring a change in lives of our farmers: PM

2:00 pm: PM Narendra Modi is now speaking at the rally in Rohaniya.

1:45 pm: Rahul has attacked PM Modi in his speech at Jaunpur. Calling the PM old, Rahul said ‘ we will bring a government of the youth’. He also said that the public works and PM transfers its benefit to 50 families. Replying to Amit Shah’s remark at one of the rallies, he said that “ISRO launched a rocket and PM Modi says he did it”. Congress and Samajwadi Party are fighting the elections together in UP.

1:30 pm: Meanwhile Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is speaking at a rally in Jainpur. PM Modi had addressed a rally at the same venue on first day of his visit to Varanasi.

1:03 pm:

12:35 pm: Prime Minister is now at Lal Bahadur Shastri memorial. (ANI photo)

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12:30: PM Modi pays homage to Lal Bahadur Shastri. Garlands his statue in Varanasi.

12:25 pm:

12.00 pm: Prime Minister Modi has spent the last two days in Varanasi, hoping to get the maximum support from voters of his Lok Sabha constituency.

11.55 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived on-stage at Gadhwa ghat Ashram. He will begin his speech shortly. Today is the last day of campaigning in the seven-phase Uttar Pradesh election.

 

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