Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday addressed a Parivartan Sankalp Rally in Mirzapur amid the ongoing Uttar Pradesh assembly elections. Launching a scathing attack on the Samajwadi Party government, PM Modi said that the termite of corruption has hit Uttar Pradesh hard.
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#SP and Congress came together. They attacked us when we took decision to demonetise high value currency to fight corruption
#More than 60% farmers benefitted from crop insurance in BJP-ruled states, while only 14% in UP
#I have provided insurance cover for 15 days after crop cutting under the 'Pradhanmantri Fasal Bima Yojna'
#If the farmers get water on time, they can produce gold from soil. I have started a major campaign to provide water to fields
#I don't need to go to poors' homes with cameras to understand what poverty is, I have seen poverty since childhood
#Our aim is to double farmers' income by 2022 when India celebrates her 75th year of independence
#We are bringing gas pipeline from Gujarat to Gorakhpur, this will open new opportunities for development
#There is a good scope of tourism here, but state government never paid heed
#Uttar Pradesh has so much scope of tourism. The Vindhyachal region being close to Kashi can draw people from around the country
#There are four types of corruption in Uttar Pradesh - 'Nazrana', 'Sukrana', 'Hakrana' and 'Jabrana'
#From lodging FIRs to jobs, from pension schemes to ration card, termite of corruption has badly gripped Uttar Pradesh
#Even the High Court pulled up the Uttar Pradesh government over corruption, but all in vain
#The youths here are unemployed because of corruption
#They should not win even a single seat here
#UP government closed the brass industry in Mirzapur, snatching employment from the youth
#UP government never paid attention to development works in the state. Brass industry in UP have been shut
#People ran away with cots from 'khat Sabha' because they knew it belonged to them
#The one (Akhilesh) who doesn't care about his father (Mulayam) talks of working for the public
#'Sabka Sath Sabka Vikas' is our mantra for Uttar Pradesh
#Had Uttar Pradesh been a country, it would have been the fifth largest nation in the world in terms of population
#When Mulayam Singh ji was the Chief Minister of UP, he promised opening up of two new bridges, but why is it that they aren't made yet
#Uttar Pradesh has the power to take the country ahead
#UP elections are about giving opportunities to the state's youth, ensuring safety of people, all round progress of poor
#Elections in Uttar Pradesh has turned into an 'Utsav' of freeing the state from misrule of SP and Congress
#Mirzapur will break all records in voting
With battle of ballots for the Uttar Pradesh Assembly entering the last phase, the focus of all political parties has shifted to the holy city of Varanasi, the Lok Sabha constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The saffron party which has a lot at stake in the last two phases of polling scheduled for March 4 and 8 has moved its war room to Varanasi, entrusting Union ministers and senior leaders with the task of strengthening the campaign with the Prime Minister in the vanguard.
The BJP is also faced with the target of quelling resentment in certain quarters over senior leaders being denied party ticket in these elections.
The importance of the area comprising 89 constituencies, which go to polls in 14 districts of on March 4 and 8, is strengthened by the fact that the prime minister is scheduled to address public meetings in Jaunpur, Mirzapur and Varanasi on March 3, 4 and 5, respectively.