On the conclusive day of the two-day national executive meet of the BJP, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s focus was Uttar Pradesh. Until now, recounting the work done by his government in two years, Modi this time round focussed what NDA government had done for UP and what is the state’s potential and how it can be achieved.
For this, he said the jugalbandi of SP and BSP has to be ended. If the state has to tread the path of development, people should give at least five years to BJP. People will have to end the contract deal between the Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party, Modi said and added that whenever Mayawati’s BSP is in power, Mulayam Singh Yadav cries of corruption and when Mulayam is in power, Mayawati is in attacking mode on the SP but they don’t take action against each other.
If the state has to tread path of progress, people will have to end this contract.
With an eye on Vidhan Sabha polls in Uttar Pradesh in 2017, the Prime Minister didn’t forget to mention his association with the leaders from the Uttar Pradesh and also showcased the battery of union ministers from the state. By looking at the presence of so many leaders on the stage from UP alone, one can easily understand the dominance of UP in Delhi, the PM said. “The Prime Minister is from UP, the Home Minister is from UP and the Defence Minister is from UP,” Modi said and added that during Jan Sangh days if ever he had a chance to meet any national leader it was Union Minister Kalraj Misra.
Modi didn’t stop here. At a time when speculations were doing rounds on Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh likely to be made the face of the UP BJP in the run up to assembly polls, Modi called Rajnath as the state’s “aan, baan and shaan”, further giving air to the speculations already doing rounds.
Citing the development work undertaken during his two years’ rule, the Prime Minister said that when he came to power there were still over 1500 villagers where electricity has never reached. However, now only 177 villages in the state are left to be electrified.
He cited example of how BJP governments in various states have worked and development has been done at a fast pace. If UP moves on the path of development, no one in the world would be able to stop the country from becoming world number 1.
He said that there was a need to jump into yagya of development. Yagya of development is only possible if nepotism, casteism and communalism is sacrificed, the Prime Minister said.
He also attacked Akhilesh government without naming it and said that every one knows that the people in the state are fed up of “goondaraj”. Corruption is prevailing in the state, the Prime Minister said in his around 45 minute speech at Parade Ground in Allahabad.
Making a bid to woo youths, Modi said that the first thing his government did was to abolish interview for job recruitment at Grade III and IV level. It has been done to end corrupt practices during interviews, Modi said and added however, there are several states which have not abolished interviews.
Ending the speech, Modi said that around Rs 1 lakh crore is given to UP by Centre. However, he doesn’t know whether it reaches the people in the state or not?
The assembly election trumpet of 2017 has been blown with polling in Punjab and Goa. In