To woo voters to vote for Bhartiya Janata Party, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address to public gatherings in Uttar Pradesh’s Bijnor and Uttarakhand’s Haridwar area on February 10.
Earlier on February 7, Prime Minister Modi addressed a rally in Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad ahead of the upcoming assembly elections.
During his rally, he launched an attack on present Chief Minister of the state Akhilesh Yadav by accusing his government Samajwadi Party of sheltering criminals.
While expressing alarm over the law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh, PM said: “When Akhilesh became the Chief Minister, being young and educated, people had hopes from him. But he not just disappointed them, rather destroyed the state.”
“Today women in Uttar Pradesh do not dare to venture out in the open after sunset. Such is the situation, that girls are apprehensive of going to school because of molesters and eve teasers. This is all because the criminals are sheltered by your leaders,” said Modi targeting Akhilesh.
#Expecttoday PM Narendra Modi to address rallies in UP's Bijnor and Haridwar in Uttarakhand
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He also ridiculed the Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance and asserted the BJP would probe all scams under the Akhilesh regime if it came to power.
Further, defending his decision to demonetise Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 currency notes, PM said the step was to empower the honest.
“Honest forces will not be empowered unless harsh steps are taken against the dishonest. The ultimate beneficiaries of these steps will be the poor. These steps will empower the honest.”
The Uttar Pradesh will witness seven-phase polling, starting February 11. Uttarakhand will witness on February 15. The counting of votes will take place on March 11.