Live blog and updates: Sadly, development is not a priority for the rulers here in UP, says PM

By: | Updated: January 2, 2017 4:11 PM

PM Narendra Modi parivartan rally in Lucknow: BJP president Amit Shah, senior leaders Rajnath Singh, Kalraj Mishra and Uma Bharti are among those attending the rally.

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Accusing the Samajwadi Party and BSP of doing politics at the cost of development, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday urged the people of Uttar Pradesh to vote for the BJP to change the state’s fortunes. Addressing a Parivartan rally at Lucknow, Modi said it was imperative for Uttar Pradesh to develop for India to progress in every sense. “We want India to march ahead, want poverty to be eliminated, illiteracy to end, diseases to end. But all these dreams will be fulfilled only when the fortune of UP is changed. They only know petty politics,” he said, targeting the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party which have ruled the state for the last 14 years. “The Centre in the last two and half years provided Rs 2.5 lakh crore to the state. Had this money been properly utilized, UP’s condition wouldn’t be like it is now,” he said.

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3:12PM: PM finishes his speech in Lucknow

3:11PM: BJP works on the principle of ‘sabka sath and sabka vikas’, says PM

3:10PM: Will politics stoop so low? Why were some people troubled when we launched a mobile app after Bhimrao Ambedkar, says PM

3:09PM: Our fight against corruption and black money will not stop. The middle class and the poor can not be exploited any further, says PM

3:08PM: This election is a responsibility for the BJP and not a case of win, says PM

3:07PM: People of UP have to decide whether those busy saving their black money and family can save the state, says PM

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3:05PM: Despite full support from the Centre, UP government has no time to purchase paddy from farmers, alleges PM

3:04PM: People have problems if Modi distributes money to the poor, says PM

3:03PM: We are the only party trying to save India, says PM

3:02PM: There is only the BJP, whose aim is to save Uttar Pradesh, says PM

3:01PM: There is another party trying to save money and there is one more party trying to save their own family, says PM

3:00PM: High command of your PM is the people of India and not any person, says Modi

2:59PM: Give a majority to the BJP for the development of UP, says PM Modi

2:58PM: They say remove Modi I say remove black money, they say remove Modi, I say remove corruption. You decide what we want to remove, says PM Modi

2:57PM: When BSP says sun is rising, SP will say sun is setting. But both agree on ‘Modi hatao’, says PM Modi

2:56PM: We have launched an app named after Bhim as he was one of the architect of India’s economic reforms, says PM Modi

2:55PM: Both SP and BSP are saying remove Modi, but decision is yours, says PM

2:54PM: Have you ever seen SP and BSP together, they have always fought with each other, says PM Modi

2:53PM: Sadly, development is not a priority for the rulers here in UP, says PM

2:52PM: When you are voting in this election, please look at the development and future of Uttar Pradesh, says PM

2:51PM: Development stuck when it comes to clashes in politics, says PM

2:50PM: Your huge response indicates interest in development, says PM Modi

2:49PM: Move beyond caste and creed and vote for development, says PM Modi

2:48PM: It is because of Uttar Pradesh that the nation has got a stable government: PM

2:47PM: Please vote for the development of UP and see if there is any change or not, says PM Modi

2:46PM: We need to change UP’s face to change India, says PM Modi

2:45PM: Along with BJP, growth was exiled in UP for 14 years, says PM Modi

2:44PM: You have supported me in becoming the PM, i am an MP from this state, says Modi

2:43PM: There has been no development in UP, says PM Modi

2:42PM: People today say that Rajnath Singh ji’s government was very good in UP

2:41PM: You can see the change in air, says PM Modi

2:40PM: After this rally people can guess what will happen in UP, says PM

2:37PM: Atal ji worked for the people of Lucknow, says PM Modi

2:35PM: I am in politics for a long time and got to address many rallies, but I haven’t addressed a bigger rally than this, says PM

2:33PM: PM Modi begins his speech

2:30PM: UP wants development and not infighting, says Rajnath Singh

2:28PM: I can say with pride that today people don’t have to stand in queues for fertilizers and urea, says Rajnath Singh

2:26PM: BJP government will give good governance in UP, says Rajnath Singh

2:24PM: SP and BSP have ruined the state of Uttar Pradesh, says Rajnath Singh

2:22PM: The state government has not implemented schemes announced by PM, says Rajnath Singh

2:20PM: Youth of Uttar Pradesh not creating jobs for the youth, says Rajnath Singh

2:15PM: Home Minister Rajnath Singh is currently addressing the rally

2:08PM: PM Modi arrives at the venue

2:02PM: Everyday there is a drama in UP, this is just to divert your attention, says Amit Shah

2:00PM: Whether uncle becomes the CM or nephew is not the matter, what matters is whether the youth are getting jobs, says Shah

1:57PM: Uncle, nephew have been fighting over commission and have forgoten the poor, says Amit Shah

1:55PMSP fears that if PM Modi’s development plan reaches the poor then his popularity will surge, says Amit Shah

1:52PM: Opposition have not been able to raise a finger at us on corruption

1:50PM: PM has given UP every year over Rs 1 lakh crore but there has been no development, says Amit Shah

1:48PM: Enough of SP, BSP rule in Uttar Pradesh, request you to give BJP a chance, says Amit Shah

1:44PM: Modi ji became PM with the blessings of people from UP, he wants to develop UP, says Amit Shah

1:43PM: Uncle, nephew and aunt cannot develop UP: Amit Shah

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1:42PM: There was to be a BJP government in Uttar Pradesh for the development of the state, says Amit Shah

1:40PM: Meanwhile, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, who yesterday sought to take control over the SP, remained closeted with his confidants and is expected to meet party leaders and legislators at this residence in Lucknow. Sources said Ram Gopal might represent Akhilesh when he takes up the symbol issue with the EC.

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1:35PM: BJP Chief Amit Shah is currently speaking at Parivartan rally in Lucknow

1:30PM: Here is the full New Year’s eve speech of PM Narendra Modi

1:25 PM: Parivartan Yatra convener and BJP national secretary Mahendra Singh said that the rallies had been very successful and the public had supported them by turning up to listen to speeches in all 403 Assembly segments, according to The Indian Express report.

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1:16 PM: The Prime Minister in a televised address to the nation on New Year’s Eve announced several measures for the rural and urban poor, small businesses, farmers and senior citizens.

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1:14 PM: It will be the first rally by Prime Minister Modi after the expiry of 50-day grace period of demonetisation on December 30.

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11:00 AM: People gather at the PM Narendra Modi’s Parivartan rally venue in Lucknow.

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