Modi takes a dig at SP-Congress alliance, says no development in UP

Written by | March 3, 2017 | 0
Aligarh: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses an election rally in Aligarh on Sunday. The rally drew huge crowd with BJP workers pouring in from all sides. PTI Photo (PTI2_5_2017_000106B)

Mirzapur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday took a dig at the Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance in Uttar Pradesh and reminded people of a past remark of Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi that there was no development in the state.

Addressing a gathering here, the Prime Minister referred to Rahul Gandhi’s ‘Khaat Sabha’ in the state last year — before the two parties sewed up a pre-poll alliance for the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections  and said the Gandhi family scion had rapped the state government for the poor power situation during one such event in Madihan.

Responding to the Chief Minister’s jibe on electricity supply in the state, Modi said: “Akhilesh Yadav asked me to touch wires to check where there is electricity supply or not. But I would like to remind him about one remark of his new friend Rahul Gandhi, who coined the slogan of ’27 Saal, UP Behaal’ and said there are electricity wires but no electricity.”

“In that ‘Khaat Sabha’, Rahul ji accidentally touched a wire and Congress General Secretary Ghulam Nabi Azad asked him to take care,” Modi said, adding that Gandhi replied that ‘nothing to worry; this is UP. Here, no electricity is supplied!'”

Modi said it is strange that “the two leaders were now in a tight hug”.

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