Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a rally in poll-bound Uttarakhand’s Rudrapur on Saturday. He slammed the opposition for asking for proof of surgical strikes India conducted across the Line of Control on terror launch pads last year. Speaking on corruption and black money, the prime minister said with the wishes of people of Uttarakhand, he has initiated the fight against this evil. Earlier in the day, the prime minister addressed a rally in Uttar Pradesh’s Badaun district, where he took on the Samajwadi party government, BSP and Congress. Attacking UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, PM Modi said, “Akhilesh branded Mayawati government corrupt five years ago and promised to send wrongdoers to jail. Did he do so?” He slammed the SP-Congress alliance as well saying, “Those opposed to each other have come together on one issue when I waged war on blackmoney as they felt they were losing foothold.”
4:01 pm: PM concludes his speech.
4:00 pm: Uttarakhand’s dreams are Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s dreams, says PM Modi.
4:00 pm: I congratulate our scientists for successful testing of a missile that can destroy other missiles 50 km above in air: PM Modi in Rudrapur.
3:58 pm: This fight against black money and corruption is tough but playing with danger is in my character, says PM Modi
3:57 pm: I don’t want to harass the poor or honest, but people who have looted the common man’s money will not be spared, says PM Modi.
3:53 pm: With your wishes I am fighting this battle against black money and corruption, says PM Modi.
3:51 pm: India doesn’t have shortage of money, but corruption and black money has gripped it from within so much so that the rights of poor are snatched away. But I have initiated the fight against blask money, says PM Modi.
3:50 pm: My government wants to give the youth employment, wants to give water to farmers’ land, give good education to children, good medicines to old people, says PM Modi
3:48 pm: Can you imagine how many youths will get employment due to this? This will give a big boost to tourism, says PM Modi
3:45 pm: We have been hearing of Char Dham Yatra. Don’t people have the right to have good roads leading up to these religious places? asks PM Modi
3:44 pm: Development is the only way forward, a solution to all problems, says PM Modi
3:43 pm: There are people in Uttarakhand who don’t have any interest in development, but only want to save their seats, says PM Modi.
3:42 pm: We have to take this Dev Bhoomi forward, give us an opportunity to serve you, says PM Modi
3:40 pm: Don’t we have to rid Dev Bhoomi off corruption or not? asks PM Modi.
3:36 pm: We want to provide employment to the youth of Uttarakhand, says PM Modi.
3:35 pm: Today, the opposition is asking for proof of Surgical strikes. The whole world is talking about India’s achievement, but our politics has reached such low levels that some ministers are asking for proof, says PM Modi.
3:29 pm: This Dev Bhoomi is also the land of the courageous, says PM Modi.
3:26 pm: Whatever development happens in Rudrapur, the country gets to know within minutes, says PM Modi.