Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been campaigning in his Parliamentary constituency Varanasi and nearby areas for the last three days.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been campaigning in his Parliamentary constituency Varanasi and nearby areas for the last three days. While he has spent some time in the National Capital also in these days, his overstay in Varanasi has irked the opposition leaders who have claimed the BJP has gone jittery ahead of the last phase of Assembly elections in the state on March 8. Notwithstanding the opposition claims, PM Modi has addressed several rallies and participated in many road shows in these says. In the meantime, he has pulled several political punches against his opponents in the state — Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, and Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati.
Here we take a loot at the political punches, the PM has pulled in the last two days:
1. ‘Bua, Bhatija, and Bhatija ka Yaar’ most troubled by demonetisation
Addressing a rally in Jaunpur on Saturday, the PM said, “Bua (Mayawati), Bhatija(Akhilesh), and Bhatije ka yaar (Rahul Gandhi)” were the most troubled after demonetisation. “Bua, Bhatija, aur Bhatije ke yaar ko bahut samasya hui demonetisation se, maine note bandi kar di, bank mein jana pada inhe, hisaab dena pada.”
काशी वासियों को मेरा शत शत नमन। आपके इस असीम प्यार और स्नेह को भरपूर विकास करके लौटाऊंगा। pic.twitter.com/odQUjctAAF
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 5, 2017
2. We chant Gayatri mantra, Akhilesh chants Gayatri Prajapati Mantra
Attacking Akhilesh over rape accused SP minister Gayatri Prajapati,PM Modi said on Saturday, “In this country, when we do something good, we chant the Gayatri Mantra. But, the SP-Congress alliance is chanting the Gayatri Prajapati Mantra. A case has been lodged against him (but) the chief minister went to campaign for him while he (Gayatri) was present there… Now, the police cannot trace him.”
3. Akhilesh, Rahul are “delicate” people, ‘ghelua‘
Akhilesh has inherited his political powers from his father Mulayam Singh Yadav, Gandhi has got it from “so many of his forefathers,” the PM said while using a local term, ‘ghelua’ (what comes free of cost) for the two leaders on Sunday. “They are such delicate people who cannot take hard decisions. They think what if they lose what they got. I have not got anything in inheritance. Whatever I have got is due to the blessing of the people of Kashi. I can take hard decisions to rid the country of its problems. I have the courage to do so,” he added.
4. Soon, research would have to be conducted to find there was a Congress party once
Taking potshots at the Congress over its run of losses in the recent elections, PM Modi said one day, research would be done to find out if it once existed, as it is “disappearing from everywhere.”
5. Akhilesh, Rahul believes in ‘kuch ka saath, kuch ka vikaas’
Targeting Akhilesh on Sunday, the PM said, “SP government believes in ‘kuchh ka saath, kuchh ka vikas’ (support of a few, development of a few) while he believed in everybody’s development as in ‘sabka saath, sabka.
6. SP, BSP are two sides of the same coin
“The SP and the BSP are two sides of the same coin, the former being A (Akhilesh) SP and B (Bahujan) SP,” Modi said.
7. Rahul, Akhilesh suffer from cataract-like ‘Mat-bind’
Attacking Akhilesh and Rahul Gandhi, PM saiid that like people suffered from ‘motiabind’ (cataract), the SP and Congress suffered from ‘votebind’ as “they can’t see anything unless they see them in the context of votes.”
“As people suffering from cataract can see only after undergoing a surgery, these leaders can see things only when they see votes.”
8. West Bengal under CPI-M was overpowered by social evils
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hit out at the Communist Party of India (Marxist) saying its government in West Bengal destroyed the state with all the social evils overpowering it. “The country saw communist government, like in West Bengal. Today, there is poverty, lack of law and all public evils have overpowered the state,” he said.
(With PTI inputs)