Mahoba : With the Uttar Pradesh Assembly election round the corner, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday made an impassioned appeal to the people of the state to "come out of the trap of SP and BSP" and vote for BJP this time to usher in a corruption-free environment.
"UP has seen a lot of politics. All types of games have been played here. Those who wanted to play have played, those who wanted to get (something), they have got. Sometimes SP and then BSP, their world have moved, but yours have not changed. If you want to make UP a Uttam Pradesh in next 10 years, come out from the trap of SP and BSP," he told a public meeting in Mahoba.
Claiming that SP and BSP that have ruled the state alternately in the past 15 years are hand-in-gloves in hiding each other's corruption, Modi said that whenever elections came both these parties raise corruption cases of each other, but did not act after they assumed office.
"Has BSP sent any SP man to jail in its five-year regime? Now they (SP) are also doing the same. These SP and BSP men used to confuse (the people). This game of SP and BSP is going on in the state. It has ruined the state," he said.
Noting that not a single corruption case has come to the fore in his over two-and-a-half years of his government, Modi said, "You can see newspapers of 2014 that were filled with cases of corruption. Now have you heard any corruption case or scam in past two-and-a-half years?
"There are honest officers and workers in the country but there is a need to empower them," he said, adding the game of corruption going in UP should have to be ended.
To woo voters ahead of the Assembly polls due early next year, Modi said like in Lok Sabha polls, this time also the picture is clear as on one side there is a party which is worried about its "family" and the other is for the "chair".
"BJP is the only one which is worried about UP. This time people of the state, especially youths, have to decide their fate. Your ancestors might have patronised SP or BSP, but if you think about yours and the state's future, you all should consider BJP this time," he said.
"I want to do more work than that done by all PMs elected from UP taken together," Modi told the "Maha Parivartan Rally" here in the Bundelkhand region.
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Updated Date: Oct 24, 2016 17:10:04 IST