Updated: July 10, 2020 2:52:35 pm
“Jo kaam 15 saal mein nahi kar paye yeh log, hum 15 mahine mein karke dikhayenge (The work they couldn’t do in 15 years, we will do it in 15 months),” the prime minister said. Ghazipur, along with the PM’s constituency of Varanasi in eastern Uttar Pradesh, goes to the polls on March 8 in the last phase of election.
He also assured farmers that after the BJP is voted to power, the decision to waive off loans of farmers in the state will be taken in the first cabinet meeting of the new government.
“I will not allow the exploitation of the poor,” he said.
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PM Modi raised the issue of unemployment among the youth and said they were forced to migrate to states like Gujarat and Maharashtra in search of jobs. He said he was concerned about the lack of progress in the region bordering Bihar and Nepal.
“The UP elections are about giving opportunities to the state’s youth,” he said.
PM Modi said during Rahul Gandhi’s “khaat sabha” people had taken away “khats” as they knew the cots belonged to them and now the same people will ensure the defeat of the Congress party.
Taking a dig at former chief minister Mulayam Singh Yadav, the prime minister said two bridges that were promised by him 13 years ago were still not completed.
“Mukhyamantri bol rahe hai toh kuch toh bana hoga. Arey bana hoga. Nahi bana? Ab yeh kaam bol rahe hai ki karname bol rahe hai?” the PM said mocking the incumbent government.
He said if these projects were happening in Mulayam’s native place, referring to Etawah, they would have been completed on time. “The son who could not fulfil the promises of his father, will he fulfil your aspirations?” he asked, attacking Akhilesh Yadav.
He said the ongoing election in the state has turned into an ‘utsav’ (festival) to free Uttar Pradesh from the misrule of the SP, Congress and the BSP.
Speaking on demonetisation, the PM said while all parties including SP, BSP and the Congress attacked each other, they came together and joined hands on the issue of note ban. “My aim is to cut down on corruption and black money in the country,” he said.
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