Modi rally in Shahjahanpur Highlights: ‘United opposition’ will only help ‘lotus’ bloom, says PM

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New Delhi | Updated:Jul 21, 2018 2:28:39 pm

Modi rally in Shahjahanpur: The Prime Minister criticised the 'united opposition' against the BJP saying, "Coming together of many parties against the BJP will only help the 'lotus' bloom."

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Modi rally in Shahjahanpur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today addressed a ‘ Kisan Kalyan Rally’ Shahjahanpur of Uttar Pradesh where he attacked the Congress party for the plight of the farmers. The rally, which was organised in the Roza area of Shahjahanpur, was attended CM Yogi Adityananth and scores of the BJP workers and farmers from neighbouring Hardoi, Lakhimpur Kheri, Pilibhit, Sitapur, Bareilly and Badaun. Addressing the farmers, Modi heaped praise on CM Adityanath to say the BJP governments in the state and at the Centre are committed to address the grievances of the farmers. He assured that the dues of sugarcane farmers will be cleared soon as he accused the previous government of not have the will to help farmers.

“The ruling parties in past lacked pro-farmer intentions,” he said while addressing his first public address after victory in no-confidence motion yesterday.

The Prime Minister also spoke about the key decisions taken by his government for the welfare of farmers. He said the government has decided to allow mills to produce ethanol from molasses, sugarcane juice from December 1.

Targetting the Congress over yesterday’s no-confidence motion, he said: “The opposition is running after the PM’s chair and ignoring the poor, youth and farmers.” He also utilised the opportunity to criticise the ‘united opposition’ saying, “Coming together of many parties against the BJP will only help the ‘lotus’ bloom.”

Earlier this morning, the PM landed at the Trishul Air Base in Bareilly in a special IAF plane. He was received by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and BJP’s state unit president Mahendra Nath Pandey. This was Modi’s third visit to the politically crucial state in a month. Earlier, he had addressed rallies in Azamgarh, Sant Kabir Nagar, Mirzapur and Varanasi.

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While addressing a rally in Azamgarh a week ago, the PM had launched a scathing attack on the opposition by raking up the claim that Rahul Gandhi had recently called the Congress 'a party of Muslims'. He had also questioned the motive for BSP supremo Mayawati and Samajwadi party president Akhilesh Yadav joining hands for the 2019 general elections.

10:55 (IST)21 Jul 2018
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10:50 (IST)21 Jul 2018
Modi likely to target Congress

Today's rally is the Prime Minister's first public address after the BJP-led NDA's victory in the no-confidence motion in Lok Sabha yesterday. The Prime Minister is likely to target the Congress and its allies over the issue.

10:21 (IST)21 Jul 2018
Farmers of 8 districts to attend PM's rally

The party workers and farmers of eight districts including from Hardoi, Lakhimpur Kheri, Pilibhit, Sitapur, Bareilly and Badaun are likely to attend the rally. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had recently convened the meeting of officials of the eight districts while making preparation for the rally.

09:54 (IST)21 Jul 2018
Traffic diversion on NH-24

According to officials involved in organising the rally, the traffic on national highway number 24, between Shahjahanpur and Bareilley, will be diverted till the Prime Minister leaves.

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Tight security in Shahjahanpur

The Shahjahanpur district administration said elaborate security arrangements have been made around the rally venue with deployment of security forces including Uttar Pradesh Police, CRPF, PAC, ITBP, BSF teams. According to media reports, NSG and SPG have also been deployed around the venue.

09:24 (IST)21 Jul 2018
Modi's third visit to UP in a month

This is Modi's third visit to the state in a month. Earlier, he had addressed rallies in Azamgarh, Sant Kabir Nagar, Mirzapur and Varanasi. The Prime Minister will arrive at the rally venue in Roza via Bareilly for the hour-long event.

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