UP polls 2017: In Varanasi, PM Narendra Modi coins new phrase ‘galua’ to taunt Akhilesh Yadav, Rahul Gandhi

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Published: March 5, 2017 10:35:30 PM

In his rally in Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth in Varanasi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday called political rivals Akhilesh Yadav and Rahul Gandhi "galua", which he said in the local dialect meant those born with a silver spoon.

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In his rally in Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth in Varanasi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday called political rivals Akhilesh Yadav and Rahul Gandhi “galua”, which he said in the local dialect meant those born with a silver spoon. “The (Uttar Pradesh) Chief Minister (Akhilesh Yadav) and his new-found friend (Rahul Gandhi) are ‘galua’. They have got everything in inheritance, they are born with a silver spoon,” Modi said addressing the huge gathering at the end of his road show. The PM further defined the term and said “These people born in affluence are weak. They can’t take tough decisions because they can’t take the pain. Only the one who have come from the grassroots can take tough decisions.”

PM Modi, who began his speech by chanting “Bharat Mata ki Jai” and “Har Har Mahadev”, cited the surgical strikes and demonetisation to underscore the fact that his NDA government is capable of taking tough decisions in the interests of the people of the country.

Speaking on the occasion, prime minister further said that normally Samajwadi Party, Congress and Bahujan Samaj Party would gnaw at each other, but “ever since demonetisation has been announced they are speaking in one voice”. In his speech, he said there is ASP and BSP in UP, calling it acronyms of “Akhilesh Samajawadi Party” and “Bahujan Samaj Party.” he indicated that all these parties are same when it comes to running a government, and that is incompetent.

PM Narendra Modi is in his parliamentary constituency since Saturday. He had a very busy Saturday as he conducted a roadshow and addressed rallies in Jaunpur – these saw mammoth gatherings of the nature rarely seen anywhere in India, let alone in Varanasi. On Sunday he resumed the second leg of his mega road show in the city and the same electrifying effect drew people to see the prime minister as he rode through the streets in his convoy. PM Modi first flew to the Police Lines in a special Indian Air Force chopper from the airport and then made his way through the streets in his bullet-proof car, he was standing upright through the open sun-roof with his body guard perched precariously behind him, in a convoy starting from the Pandeypur area. A large crowd of supporters and BJP workers eagerly awaited him. Many local Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders greeted Modi at the helipad and presented him bouquets. Meanwhile, tens of thousands of people were lined up along the routes of Modi’s road show and others were seen hanging out from their windows and on balconies waving at the PM. The enthusiastic crowds regularly broke into ‘Modi, Modi’ and ‘Vande mataram’ chants.

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