Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday made a desperate plea to the voters of Uttar Pradesh saying that he was the adopted son of the state.
Addressing an election rally in Hardoi, he said, “I am the adopted son of Uttar Pradesh, cannot ditch the state that has given me great honour.”
Slamming Akhilesh Yadav’s government for poor law and order, Modi said that the state under him had become notorious for maximum number of gangrapes in the country.
He said, “Situation in UP due to the failure of the state government is such that we need to work to overcome this. Sabse zyada desh mein hatyain Uttar Pradesh mein hoti hain. Ab ye unka kaam bolta hai ya kaarnama bolta hai?..I realise the problems of the poor as I have lived through poverty. I have taken the responsibility of bringing change in their lives.”
Modi also promised to waive off farmers’ loans if his party came to power. However, mocking his poll promise, Congress vice president, Rahul Gandhi, said that Modi was the prime minister of India adding that he could have waived off the loans even before the elections were held in the state.
Modi’s BJP is currently engaged in tough fight with Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance and Bahujan Samaj Party in the ongoing assembly elections.
Two phases of the polls are already over with the third phase is likely to go for polls on 19 February.
The results for Uttar Pradesh along with Uttarakhand, Punjab, Goa and Manipur will be announced on 11 March.