New Delhi :
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is addressed a election rally in Fatehpur district of poll-bound state Uttar Pradesh on Sunday. Modi had dubbed himself as the “adopted son” of Uttar Pradesh during a rally at Hardoi that drew flak from other political parties.
During a public rally In Hardoi, the Prime Minister had taken a dig at Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, saying that the state is his “mai-baap” and he would not a son who betrays their parents.
"Lord Krishna was born in UP and made Gujarat his 'karam bhoomi' (land of work). I was born in Gujarat and UP has adopted me...Uttar Pradesh is my 'mai-baap'. I am not the son who would betray his 'mai-baap'. You have adopted me and it is my duty to work for you," he had said.
Taking strong objection over PM’s remark on “Adopted son” during her maiden speech in Rae Bareli, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra had attacked Modi, asking why the state really needed any leader from outside when it has its own sons.
Here are the highlights from PM Modi's speech:
# Those who have looted the country for 70 years won't go unpunished. My fight is for protecting the poor & the honest citizens
# We believe in Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas. We do not believe in benefiting people on the grounds of caste & religion
# Why is it that for securing jobs, one has to bribe? This must end. Youth should get jobs on the basis of their merits
# There was a time when farmers had to face hurdles to get urea. We neem coated urea & stopped its black marketing: PM
# I promise you that once BJP's government comes into power in UP, I will take the decision to waive off farmers'loan.
# We want to provide free gas connections to rural households. We want them to have access to clean fuel
# Congress confused people over giving 9/12 cylinders; I appealed to ppl to give up subsidies so that poor benefits & several gave them up
# Akhilesh Yadav has lost the game in this elections.
# Our Government is for the welfare of poor, the underprivileged & the farmers.
# Those born with silver spoon in mouth realised situation not in their favour, says PM Modi referring to Congress.
# SP is least concerned about improving law & order situation in UP. Urge people to elect a government that would ensure safety of people
# SC had to interfere in Gayatri Prajapati matter to make a station lodge an FIR
#Why is the policing system is so inefficient in UP? Why are complaints not registered? What work culture is it?
# SP did not respect ideals of Ram Manohar Lohia ji by allying with the Congress
# Congress & SP, who used to blame & allege each other joined hands. They are well aware that their parties won't be able to survive
# Vanvaas of Vikas in Uttar Pradesh must end now. The country is moving ahead at fast pace & so must Uttar Pradesh
# Would like to recall Sardar Sahab. Had the previous governments implemented his guidelines, fate of our country would have been different
# Today is the birth anniversary of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. I pay tribute to him: PM Modi
# PM Modi reaches the venue, to address the public soon
"PM Narendra Modi had earlier too said Varanasi has adopted me and I am like a son for it and will develop it...I felt, does UP need to adopt anyone from outside," she had said.
On the other hand, BSP supremo Mayawati had said that people of Uttar Pradesh would select heir "own daughter" rather than the "adopted son". The people of Uttar Pradesh have made up their minds not to elect the adopted son (Prime Minister Narendra Modi) but their own daughter (Mayawati) in this election," she had said during a rally in Jhansi.