Allahabad: In a two-pronged attack with an eye on the Uttar Pradesh elections next year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today hit out at the ruling Samajwadi Party accusing it of practising casteism, communalism, nepotism and hooliganism while SP and BSP indulge in corruption in power alternatively.
Addressing a public meeting after the two-day National Executive session of the BJP, he also made a veiled attack on the Congress referring to corruption in purchase of helicopter, aircraft, guns and cooking gas subsidy.
However, his firepower was directed for most part against the Samajwadi Party.
Appealing to the people for an opportunity to rule the state, he invoked the greatness of rivers Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati and said the land of Prayag will mark a new beginning by taking to development.
“For this, arrogance , casteism, poison of communalism, corruption, nepotism will have to be sacrificed in the holy fire (yagya) to start the new journey of development,” Modi said to the cheers of the party cadre and admirers who repeatedly shouted ‘Modi, Modi, Modi’.
Not sparing the BSP, the other major player in the state, the Prime Minister said Mayawati and SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav take turns to accuse each other’s government of indulging in corruption but take no action when each one comes to power.
“This is their jugalbandi (duet),” he said.
Asking people to give BJP a chance to rule Uttar Pradesh, Modi said he will try to do his best for the development of the state which has not been done in the last 50 years, in five years.
He repeatedly asked the people whether they have not been troubled by the ills of casteism, corruption, communalism and nepotism.
“There is no alternative to development. For all this ills, there is only one remedy that is development. Give us an opportunity. If you find us hurting your interests for our personal gains, then kick us out,” he said.
He said “if you elect us you will get your full rights. We are fully committed to it.”
The Prime Minister referred to employment for youth and said how the Centre has done away with interviews for class III and IV jobs to eliminate middlemen.
“We have told the state governments also to follow suit, but you know what is the condition in UP,” he said in an apparent dig at Akhilesh Yadav government.