Lucknow, Feb 13: As the campaigning for the second phase of Uttar Pradesh assembly elections ended on Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi donned the role of a bhai (brother) to serve and save the voters of the state. Addressing an election rally in Lakhimpur Kheri, PM Modi told the people gathered to listen to his speech that a 'brother' of the voters rules in Delhi. He added that electorate should give the PM the opportunity to serve the state.
"Aaj Delhi mein ek aisa bhai baitha hai aapka jo aapki seva, raksha karna chahta hai, aap bas mauka dijiye (Today, a brother of yours rules in Delhi. I want to serve and provide security to you all. Give me a chance)," said PM Modi.
Attacking the Samajwadi Party and Congress alliance in the state, the Prime Minister said that after the completion of the first phase of polls in the state, the 'wave' was clearly in favour of the Bharatiya Janata Party. "Pehle charan ka rukh ye saaf saaf bata gaya ki kitne hi gathbandhan karlo, aapke paap dhulne waale nahin hain (The polling in the first phase clearly indicated that no matter how many alliances are forged , sins of the ruling party won't get washed away)," he added.
The BJP's star campaigner lambasted chief minister Akhilesh Yadav for rising crime rates in the state. "Jail se gang chalti ho, har din balaatkaar hote ho, hatyaayein, dangey hote ho, isey aap Akhilesh ji ka kaam kahenge ya SP ke karnaame? (Gangs operate from jail, everyday there are rape and murder cases, riots happen...What do you call this--Akhilesh Ji's deeds or misdeeds?" the PM questioned.
The PM questioned the CM's claims that his work speaks. "But most of the projects are incomplete," Modi added. This time, the assembly polls in UP is divided into seven phases. The first phase of polling got over on February 11. The second phase of voting is scheduled on February 15.