PM Modi at a Public Meeting in Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh
Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today campaigned in Jaunpur. Seeing tremendous enthusiasm among people, Modi thanked them for ushering their affection on the BJP. He said that after the five phases, BJP was rapidly moving towards victory. He urged people to elect a BJP Government with full majority.
Narendra Modi spoke about the valour of the armed forces. Complementing them on the surgical strike, Modi opined, “We are proud of our armed forces. The surgical strike was done after elaborate planning & is being talked about world over. But sadly, there are some people who are so driven by political considerations that they want to question our armed forces.”
Noting the difficulties faced by the armed forces, Modi spoke about ‘One Rank, One Pension.’ He said, “For 40 years our forces demanded OROP but nothing happened. I had promised a BJP Govt will deliver on OROP and we did. By allocating only Rs. 500 crore for OROP, what the previous Central Government did was to humiliate the armed forces.”
Launching attack on the SP government, Modi said, “It is not their kaam that speaks but their karnama. The UP government website clearly shows what their Karnamas are and that is when they removed that content from the website.”
The Prime Minister said that law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh was a disaster. He said, “If the law and order situation is poor then people will not invest and youngsters will not get employment opportunities. Police stations are functioning like SP offices, criminals are committing crimes sitting in jails. This is not acceptable.” He further added, “People recite the 'Gayatri Mantra' but the SP and Congress know the 'Gayatri Prajapati Mantra' rather well.”
Modi said that BJP’s only mantra was ‘Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas’ whereas others did not believe in development for all. He said, “It is time to root out SP, BSP and Congress. They do not believe in development for all. They believe in benefitting a select few.” He further added that ‘Shanti, Ekta, Sadbhavna’ were the key to progress.
Modi alleged that despite resources being allotted from the Centre, the UP government was unable to utilise the funds and resources for welfare of people in the state. “The Government of India is providing resources to feed the poor but the UP Government is showing no keenness to make use of them”, the PM said. He also spoke about several initiatives of the Centre aimed at welfare of the poor.
Speaking about demonetisation, Modi remarked that it was a step undertaken to fight black money and corruption. He assured that the fight to protect the rights of the honest would keep on going. Attacking all other parties he stated, “I fail to understand why some people were so agitated after demonetisation? Was it because they have to give back what they looted?”