PM Modi in Meerut: ‘This is BJP’s fight against SCAM- Samajwadi, Congress, Akhilesh, Mayawati’

ahead of voting in the state, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed an election rally in Uttar Pradesh where he took on the Samajwadi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi walks to speak with the media as he arrives at the parliament house to attend the first day of the budget session, in New Delhi, India, January 31, 2017. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi lot

government on Saturday saying murderers and goons have flourished in UP due to political patronage. He said there’s no legal action taken on the culprits behind killings in UP.

The Prime Minister said the Bharatiya Janata Party’s fight is against SCAM – Samajwadi Party, Congress, Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati. He said if we’ve a state government that creates obstacles, then the development work will get stalled in Lucknow. “Even if I try and help UP from Delhi, if the state government has no intention, the money will go somewhere else. Centre is ready to do everything for UP because UP made me PM. If UP’s destiny is to be changed, government should be changed,” said PM Modi.


He further asked the current government what politics guided them when they prevented developmental works and healthcare to reach people. PM Modi alleged that the SP government compares everything with an eye of vote bank.

Talking about employment opportunities in the state, the Prime Minister recalled the revolt of 1857 that began in Meerut. “First War of Independence began here in Meerut in 1857. Then the fight was against the British, now it’s against poverty. Uttar Pradesh has so much potential but why don’t the youths of UP have employment opportunities?” asked PM Modi.