Modi blasts SP, says earlier govts only family-oriented

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Modi targeted the Samajwadi Party and its allies, termed them as “ghor- parivarvadi log”….reports Asian Lite News

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday, while addressing his first physical rally in Uttar Pradesh for elections, said that a BJP government is “necessary” for the state and the earlier governments ‘could not see or think beyond family’.

Attacking rivals, he also said that vaccines would be sold on streets if ‘dynastic parties’ would have been in power in Uttar Pardesh.

“People have decided to vote for those who develop UP. Those who keep UP riots-free, those who keep our mothers and daughters free of fear, those who keep criminals in jail, people will vote for them,” Modi said at a rally in Saharanpur.

Modi targeted the Samajwadi Party and its allies, termed them as “ghor- parivarvadi log”.

He also heaped accusations on Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav and his ally Jayant Chaudhary of the Rashtriya Lok Dal without naming them.

“Earlier governments had no vision because of ‘parivarvaad’ (nepotism). They could not see or think beyond family. They did not worry about you but only ran everything via mafias. We bring permanent solutions and want every citizen to live with self-respect,” he said.

Meanwhile, during a campaign in Goa, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday revealed the origins of the phrase ‘Congress mukt bharat’ (Congress-free India) during his election speech at Mapusa town in North Goa.

Modi, who was in Goa to campaign for the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), said that Goa had proved to be fortunate for his political journey, but added that the first time that he had used the phrase ‘Congress mukt Bharat’ was also in Goa, ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.

“I have been limitlessly blessed by God Bodgeshwar (Mapusa’s local deity), that in the important moments of my life, Goa has played a decisive role. The journey of this role I am in right now began from Goa. In June 2013, there was a BJP (national) executive meeting here. When I was in Goa in June 2013, the BJP had nominated me as the election campaign committee head for the Lok Sabha election,” Modi said in his speech.

“After that I was nominated as (BJP’s) Prime Ministerial candidate. It was an inspiration which emanated from this land of Goa. (Former Defence Minister late Manohar) Parrikar had organised my meeting here. In that meeting, I uttered this phrase spontaneously. The phrase was Congress mukt Bharat. This word emerged from the soil of Goa, a land which has been blessed by saints. It just came out of my mouth like that. This phrase has now become a resolve amongst crores of people of India,” Modi said.

The Prime Minister also offered prayers at the Lord Bodgeshwar temple in Mapusa on his way to the election rally venue, located a short distance away.

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