Prime Minister Modi launched a scathing attack on Akhilesh Yadav government in Uttar Pradesh alleging it has done “nothing” to develop the state. Taking a dig at SP-Congress alliance, Modi also said the Chief Minister was desperately seeking whatever support is coming his way to retain power.
The wave of BJP is so strong that the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister is grabbing whatever support he gets as he fears of being washed out, the Prime Minister said at an election rally in Aligarh.
Emphasising that BJP will bring “Vikas” which stands for ‘Vidyut’ (electricity), ‘Kanoon’ (law and order) and ‘Sadak’ (roads) if elected, he accused Akhilesh regime of failing law and order, saying women cannot venture outside their homes after the sun sets.
“… if Modi gets majority in Rajya Sabha, government will make such rules that the corrupt will be caught. So, they are afraid. … I am tightening the screws to teach those supporting black money a lesson,” the Prime Minister said attacking the Opposition.
“…past governments in UP worked in such a manner that it led to the closure of famous Aligarh lock industry as they could not provide enough electricity,” he said attacking the state government further.
Amidst chants of “Modi-Modi”, the Prime Minister said it is shameful that “youths were asked to pay bribe and bring recommendation for interviews by MLAs and Ministers”. Poor had to mortgage land and assets to pay. This has to be stopped.”
“This has to be stopped. Our central government had stopped interviews for class three and four. The selection has been computerised on the basis of marks earned by a candidate,” the Prime Minister said.
Talking on the issue of demonetisation, the subject which has got government facing Opposition’s charges, Modi said there was chaos amongst the corrupt after note ban was announced as they were forced to deposit the ill-gotten money in bank accounts.
“They thought Modi has not made any arrangement but they did not know that there was sufficient planning to find out details of all the money being deposited in banks… We want that this money comes to good use, for the benefit of our youth and development of our country. I am thankful to 1.2 billion people for supporting me,” Modi said.
Claiming that there was a “strange competition” between Mayawati and Akhilesh with both wanting to leave each other behind, the Prime Minister said “when Mayawati was in power, UP stood first in the country in three major crimes. But the youth (Akhilesh) who came later took the state ahead in five crimes.”
(With inputs from the PTI)