UP polls 2017: Top 5 key takeaways from PM Narendra Modi speech at Varanasi rally

By: | Updated: March 6, 2017 3:44 PM

PM Narendra Modi's first words as he began his speech at the maha-rally in Varanasi were ‘Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan’.

narendra modi, up polls, uttar p-radesh, up elections 2017, varanasiPM Narendra Modi started by highlighting his developmental agenda and that too his vision and schemes directed at improving the lot of the farmers. (ANI)

On his third day in Varanasi, campaigning for his party the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) candidates standing in the crucial assembly elections and facing a stiff fight with rivals including the Samajwadi Party, the Congress and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), PM Narendra Modi started by highlighting his developmental agenda and that too his vision and schemes directed at improving the lot of the farmers and how he intends to get them to improve their productivity as well as ensure that their lives are transformed by doubling their incomes. Saying that the current dispensation under Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav is not just neglecting the farmers, but is actually not giving them their due and that they are actually depriving them of their rightful income. He said a BJP govt will change this state of affairs. PM said that he was born poor and that he has seen poverty and therefore, he knows what needs to be done to improve their lot. Check out here the top 5 key takeaways from PM Narendra Modi speech:

1. PM Narendra Modi’s first words as he began his speech at the maha-rally in Varanasi were ‘Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan’. This laid the foundation of exactly what PM was going to say subsequently – agriculture and farmers’ welfare. Significantly, before arriving at the rally grounds PM had also visited the former PM Lal Bahadur Sashtri Memorial in Varanasi. The ex PM was known for his famous slogan, which he gave in 1965 at a public gathering at Ramlila Maidan, Delhi and that was ‘Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan’. PM today said, “To transform the life of the farmer, the NDA government has created a roadmap. We will ensure that the farmers’ income is doubled.”

2. The PM said that his dream is to ensure that every Indian citizen has house of his or her own by 2022. He promises better healthcare and housing for poor population. He also promised to provide LPG connection to five crore families in the state in three years.

3. PM attacked Samajwadi Party and said the ruling party in the state cares about their vote bank only and not the development of farmers. He further said if farmers have been provided with water, they can extract gold out of soil. We will provide farmers with water.

4. PM Narendra Modi assured jobs to poor. In his speech, he said that people in UP have to pay Rs 2 lakh, 3 lakh and sometimes, even Rs 5 lakhs for getting good jobs. We have decided, there won’t be any interview for poor and they’ll be given jobs on the basis of marks.

5. PM Modi says Samajwadi Party has converted Police stations of state into its offices. He also talked about women safety in the state and said at present the women cannot step out of their house after sunset. The PM, however, assured to change this situation after forming government of BJP.

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