PM Narendra Modi addresses a rally in Budaun of Uttar Pradesh. Amid tight security, polling began Saturday morning for the first of the seven phases of thePolitically crucial Uttar Pradesh. Voters queued up to cast their ballots in 73 constituencies spread over 15 districts of western UP.
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#For political gains, UP government played with aspirations of youth in the state.
#We eliminated interview processes for class III & IV jobs; this has reduced corruption.
#Lohia ji was against Congress; Those who followed ideals of Lohia ji, came forward to support Congress.
#Why is the Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh sheltering criminals?
#When I took strong steps against corruption, all parties came together against Modi. SP, BSP united and spoke in one voice against us.
#Samajwadi party MLA blamed an MP from their party of corruption; Did they take in action? How can they be so irresponsible?
#SP MLA here had levelled serious allegations against SP MP & if asked about it, Mulayamji would've said that 'boys make mistakes.
#Why is it that even after 70 years of independence, 18,000 villages did not get electricity?
#Badaun is considered VIP because it has been the work centre for both Mayawati and Mulayam but why did not it develop so much?
#Our Govt is dedicated to serve the poor, marginalized & farmers; We are initiating several steps to uplift them.
#Had heard about Budaun even when I was in Gujarat;What is the reason that fruits of development could not reach this land under SP, BSP?
#Budaun is among the 100 backwards district.
#I had come here in 2009, looking at the atmosphere it seems I should have come here in 2014 also.