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UP polls: PM Modi invokes Rahul Gandhi's 'khat' incident in Mirzapur to attack Akhilesh Yadav

PM Modi Said People Had Taken Away “khats' During Rahul’s “khaat Sabha' As They Knew The Cots Belonged To Them And Now The Same People Will Ensure The Defeat Of Congress.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Bindiya Bhatt | Updated on: 03 Mar 2017, 04:34:01 PM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi (File photo: PTI)

Mirzapur (UP):

As the high-stake UP assembly elections drawing to a close, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday addressed a rally in Uttar Pradesh where he attacked Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi.

He said that the Uttar Pradesh election results will give electric current to both SP and Congress.

“Akhilesh has dared me to touch electric wire to find out whether power is really there or not. His new friend Rahul Gandhi during his khaat sabha at Madihan in Mirzapur, however, had touched the wire and told his party leader Ghulam Nabi Azad that there was nothing to worry as there is no power in the line,” Modi recalled.

“This is the acceptance of your new friend. Do I need touch the wires any more?,” he said.

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Modi said people had taken away “khats” during Rahul’s “khaat sabha” as they knew the cots belonged to them and now the same people will ensure the defeat of Congress.

The sixth phase of polling in Uttar Pradesh will be held on Saturday and the last phase on March 8. 

Alleging that the rate for every job is fixed in UP, Modi said, “If you want to lodge a police complaint or even if you don’t want to get it lodged at a police station, it’s fixed as to how much you have to give. Similarly for getting pensions, jobs and ration cards too, the rates are fixed.”

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Citing poet Ashok Chakradhar’s poem on different types of corruption, Modi said the only remedy for this is to defeat the corrupt.

Noting that the brass industry of the city was ruined by these parties, he said, “Had this industry been functional and had there been a proper power supply, the youths would not have been forced to move out to Gujarat and Maharashtra for employment. Youths did not get job in UP due to nepotism and casteism as well,” he said.

(With inputs from PTI)

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First Published : 03 Mar 2017, 04:23:00 PM