Modi's first year in office: PM addresses mega rally in Mathura

 Modis first year in office: PM addresses mega rally in Mathura

Marking the first anniversary of the NDA government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday addressed a rally in Mathura. Naresh Sharma/Firstpost


Prime Minister Narendra Modi told thousands of supporters his government was devoted to the poor on Monday, tackling criticism that he has governed for the rich and failed farmers in his first year in office. Naresh Sharma/Firstpost


"I did not give guarantee of 'achche din' for those who looted the nation for years. We will run the country in a way that there will be more 'bure din' for them and their troubles will increase. Your money can't be looted by anyone," the Prime Minister said at the rally in Mathura. Naresh Sharma/Firstpost


Thousands of people gather to listen to the Prime Minister. Naresh Sharma/Firstpost


The huge success of the rally in a region once dominated by the RLD has come as a big boost to Hema Malini’s stature, who was present at the rally. Naresh Sharma/Firstpost


The mention of farmers by the PM in his speech was an apt indicator that Modi is trying to counter the Congress propaganda that his doesn’t care much for the poor and the rural population. Naresh Sharma/Firstpost

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Updated Date: May 26, 2015 09:18:15 IST