Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday addressed an election rally in Aligarh on Sunday for the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections 2017, starting on February 11. Uttar Pradesh will go to polls in seven phases, between Feb 11- March 8, which will be followed by counting on March 11.
The PM rally was held in Numaish ground in Aligarh. This was his first visit to Aligarh since he assumed prime minister's office.
On Saturday, Modi addressed a poll rally in Meerut, his first in UP after polls were announced. In his speech PM Modi alleged the corrupt he had "robbed" with note-ban have ganged up to bring him down and targeted the SP-Congress alliance, saying the two parties which abused each other till recently are now locked in an embrace to save themselves.
Modi asked the people in Uttar Pradesh to "rid the state of SCAM - S for Samajwadi (party), C for Congress, A for Akhilesh (Yadav) and M for Mayawati", saying they have to choose between development agenda of BJP and those who give shelter to criminals, indulge in vote bank politics and encourage land and mine mafias.
This remark drew severe reactions from Opposition parties, including BSP chief Mayawati.
Highlights of PM Modi's Speech
#UP needs employments, education, development; UP needs to remove 'SCAM' and elect Lotus
#In a day 7650 crimes, 24 rapes, 21 rape attempts, 13 murders, 33 kidnappings, 19 riots and 136 thefts happen in UP: PM Modi
#We've undertaken welfare measures for sugarcane farmers, but why is it so that UP government has not been able to look after them?: PM
#For 70 yrs, 18000 villages didn't have electricity; Most cases were from UP; We've taken up work of electrification in mission mode: PM Modi
#Our aim is to make rural India smoke-free; We've launched the Ujjwala Yojana & are providing gas connections to the poor: PM Modi
#Why is there a difference in rate of crop procurement in Centre and UP?
#If, for once you oust politicians who shelter gundas, the safety of women will be ensured automatically: PM in Aligarh
#Undertook this fight against corruption so that people esp the poor and youth get their rightful & money can be used for their welfare:PM
#Aligarh's famous locks are now used to lock factories in Aligarh itself because the govt in Lucknow doesn't provide electricity: PM
#For me, Vikas (development) means - vidyut (electricity), kanoon vyavastha (law and order), sadak (infrastructure): PM Modi
#Everyone is criticising Modi, because now they will have to give account of 70 years of corruption; someone has to take the account: PM Modi
#We are distributing money through Adhar and Jan Dhan accounts, we have saved Rs 40,000cr which were eaten by rats: PM Modi
#Winds are in favour of BJP, hold on to your current CM, he might get swept away; The BJP's storm will not let him stay here: PM Modi
#2:10PM: PM Modi addresses massive rally in Aligarh
#2:00PM: PM Modi reaches rally grounds