PM Modi attacks Akhilesh Yadav in Ghaziabad rally, asks for report card of state
In an election rally in Ghaziabad on Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi attacked Samajwadi Party’s (SP) new chief Akhilesh Yadav over his alliance with the Congress for the upcoming polls.noida Updated: Feb 09, 2017 11:19 IST
In an election rally in Ghaziabad on Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi attacked Samajwadi Party’s (SP) new chief Akhilesh Yadav over his alliance with the Congress for the upcoming polls.
PM Modi urged a mammoth gathering to vote for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in order to end the 14 years of ‘vikas ka vanvaas’ (isolation of development) in UP and also sought ‘hisab’ (a report card) from Akhilesh.
“The election is for choosing a government in the state and also a chief minister. Those in power should give answers about the work they have done, in election rallies. If they don’t provide ‘uttar’ (answer) in Uttar Pradesh, they how will they make UP ‘uttam pradesh’ (the best state). People know what Shriman Akhilesh did with father, uncle and relatives. Now, you should provide ‘hisab’ of five years of your rule to people,” PM said, at the rally held at Kamla Nehru Nagar ground in Ghaziabad.
He said that Akhilesh is full of fear that he embraces anyone, even Congress, which is already sinking. He asked those present, “Does anyone step into a sinking boat?”
He mocked his opponents who repeatedly asked what he has done. He said, “Modi will provide his report card ahead of the 2019 elections,” adding that it is time for Akhilesh to provide answers.
He also slammed the law and order situation and spoke about the safety and security of women. “You tell me if any girls or women have the courage to step out of their house after the evening? Girls dread even going to school. This is despite you (Akhilesh) having churned out a number of women politicians from your family. Still, UP’s women and girls are still unsafe. What is the reason? It is because you and your party have harboured goondas,” he said.
He recalled BJP’s previous governments under Kalyan Singh and Rajnath Singh and said that it was same government, same officials and same police, who set had sent the goondas to jail.
“The situation is unruly because they have given areas to their party leaders, and they are given full freedom to act as they wish. Any deserving, educated young man has no guarantee of a job in UP because the governance and the administration have been filled with the poison of casteism,” PM said.
He said that if BJP comes to power, the interview selection will be on merit and will be decided by computers.
He also slammed the SP for failing to provide a list of poor to the Central government, which slotted ₹750 crore for providing them food. He alleged that it was only due to the SP government that only 14% of the farmers in UP were given coverage of ‘Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna’ while states that have a BJP rule provided more than 50% coverage.
Modi said that the demonetisation move was a fight against corruption and targeted those who amassed wealth by unfair means. “The money looted from the poor will be returned to them and I have made a ‘sankalp’ about this. The money belongs to the poor, middle class and honest people. I vow to draw out this money to benefit people,” Modi said.
First Published: Feb 08, 2017 23:08 IST