Expressing confidence about BJP’s victory in the UP assembly elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said “we will celebrate kesariya (saffron) Holi in the state”.
“We will celebrate kesariya (saffron) holi in UP and after forming the government, the first decision will be loan waiver of farmers,” PM Modi said while addressing election rally in Gonda.
Further taking a jibe on the Samajwadi Party-led Akhilesh Yadav government, PM asked “Why has the state government capped insurance for farmers at 14 per cent?”Calming Yadav clan is not concerned about the plight of the poor people of Gonda, PM said “Akhileshji
Calming Yadav clan is not concerned about the plight of the poor people of Gonda, PM said “Akhileshji aapka kunba itna aage nikal chuka hai aap Australia padhne nikal gye, Gonda ke gareeb ka kya hoga ye mera dard hai (You went to Australia for higher studies. What will happen to poor),” he said.
He further added that a conspiracy hatched from across the border was responsible for a train derailment last November near Kanpur that killed 148 people.
Buoyed by the success of BJP in local body elections in Maharashtra and some other states after demonetisation, Modi said he was committed to root out corruption.
“Yesterday, Maharashtra gave its verdict and the Congress has been wiped off. Be it civic body polls in Odisha, Maharashtra, Chandigarh or panchayat polls in Gujarat, in three months wherever there were polls, whether BJP had any presence or not, people used their third eye and ensured its victory. This means that my responsibility has increased,” he said.
Modi invoked Lord Shiva on Mahashivratri and said people, with their third eye, can see what is good for them and what is bad.
“We do not get intoxicated by power. It gives us inspiration to work for the people with full dedication,” he said, adding his fight against corruption and black money will continue and he will not allow those who had plundered the country for 70 years to go scot free.
“In Gonda, even theft is carried out as a trade…tenders are floated for allotting examination centres…this is not good for anyone and this should be stopped…this auction of examination centres should be stopped,” he said, adding he was afraid of speaking on this issue as it could give the idea to others to follow this trade of SP which needs to be stopped.
PM also attacked the opponents for seeking evidence for surgical strikes and politicising the issue of ‘one rank, one pension’ for ex-servicemen, saying it was like humiliating army personnel.
“They (previous UPA government) had made a provision of Rs 500 crore while Rs 12,000 crore were required and army personnel helped us by agreeing to payments in installments for implementing OROP,” Modi said.