Varanasi, March 5: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday addressed a poll rally in Varanasi. He addressed the poll rally after concluding his roadshow which had attracted a huge crowd.
He began his speech by thanking the people of Varanasi by saying that they had broken Saturday's record. He added that the love and affection of the people inspires him to serve people more. He said that Mark Twain had said Banaras is older than history and older than tradition. He said Kashi is a unique place. He said that, "Our aim is of a Banaras that is modern yet retains its heritage."
He also attacked SP Government by saying, "The government focused on quick-fixes and short term development." He said the state government should have been happy that the PM was funding the underground cabling work, but they created impediments."
While talking about BJP's main objective he said that, "Our mantra is 'Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas' but SP, BSP and Congress believes in 'Kuch Ka Sath, Kuch Ka Hi Vikas'." He added that he aims for balanced growth in India and he wants that the eastern part of India has to scale new heights of development. He said that western part of India is very well developed while east and north east has lagged behind.
He added, "This land of Uttar Pradesh, this part of the state is blessed with very talented people. The potential for development is immense." PM asked his crowd, "Shouldn't corruption come to an end? It's been so many years since we attained freedom but a small section misused their power and position."
The PM upped the attack on the SP, the BSP and the Congress for not even being capable to allow people get benefits of programmes launched by the central government. He added that, "I want to tell all honest citizens- no one will ever trouble you. He said honest will be respected."
He talked about how the situation has changed in India since his government was formed in 2014. He said, "Earlier the question being asked would be- what money was lost (in the scams), now the question is- Modi Ji what has come back."
The PM while talking about the successfully conducted surgical strike said that, "It is sad that driven by politics, some people wanted proof of surgical strikes and were asking did any Indian soldier die." Slamming dynasty politics, he said, "I have inherited nothing. Whatever I have got is from the people of Kashi." He also listed how programmes and projects launched by his government are slowed down by the Akhilesh's government.
He said, "We wanted to build a ring road but the state government did not cooperate and kept obstructing that. They did not cooperate." He talked about his plan for developing the country and said, "Every Indian should have his or her own home by 2022. It is sad that so many years after independence also people do not have homes." He added that his plan is to provide medical facilities to people of Varanasi so that they don't have to go to Lucknow or Delhi for treatment.
He concluded by requesting people to ensure that in the last phase of the election there is record turnout of voters. He said that he wanted that democracy should be strong by people taking part in the election process.