SAHARANPUR || Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday targeted the opposition and said that while the nation was changing fast for good, mentality of some people was not. Addressing a massive party rally in Saharanpur to mark two years of his government, Modi said he wanted a “qualitative change” in the lives of people and had come to the rally to give the ‘hisaab-kitaab’ of his government.
“I am an MP from this state and hence Uttar Pradesh has a special place in my heart” he said amid applause and added that he was serving the people of the country as the ‘pradhan sevak’. He further stated that there was no dearth of money and that the centre was giving enough funds to the state.
Happy at the impressive gathering he also apologized for people having to stand outside the venue in large numbers as there was no place at the rally site. He also directed the Samajwadi Party (SP) government in the state to ensure that the long-pending arrears of sugar cane growers were paid at the earliest.
Seeking the support of the farers to produce ethanol from sugarcane, the prime minister said while this will be useful as a fuel for vehicles it would also help the environment. He also announced that the retirement age of doctors, both at th centre and the state hospitals will be enhanced to 65 years.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh who accompanied the prime minister, targeted the ruling SP in the state and labelled it a completely failed government. The Congress too, he pointed out had come down to its lowest in the country and was restricted to some hill states. He also accused the Akhilesh Yadav government of failing to implement the crop insurance scheme in Uttar Pradesh.
Keshav Maurya, the state BJP president in his address said Akhilesh Yadav would be the last ruler from the Mulayam Singh Yadav clan to rule UP. The time of SP’s downfall has started, he said and added that the BJP will romp home to power and would give the state an able, stable and efficient government.