Watch : Shri Modi addressing a Public Meeting in Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh
The grave concerns of defunct cotton mills and the dying copper industry in the region were addressed by Shri Narendra Modi during his rallies at Ghazipur and Mirzapur in Uttar Pradesh, on the afternoon of 9th May. Shri Modi shared the BJP’s comprehensive Manifesto, which focused on dealing with the said concerns, and urged them to support the Party’s ‘development politics’.
Shri Modi attacked the State government for the lack of development, and spoke of how every segment of the society, be it the cattle-rearers or the farmers, was merely a votebank for them. He shared his vision to develop the defunct cotton mills in the State and renew the dying copper industry of the region, even as he added his focus on making Banaras a spiritual tourist attraction for the world.
The clarion call to free the Nation from votebank politics was given by Shri Modi, who also condemned the Congress President’s references to ‘unch neech ki raajneeti’. From how a Kerala MP was dismissed for his preference for the Gujarat model of development to how economists at the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, who stated that Gujarat was growing the fastest on the development front, were later removed, Shri Modi cited instances which proved the Congress’ penchant for votebank and divisive politics.
In Mirzapur, Shri Modi recalled the momentous contribution of Dr. Sone Lal Patel towards empowering those who belonged to the backward castes, and affirmed of his resolve to ensure this under the BJP’s government.
He also affirmed of his commitment to make the Nation a clean place to live in by the year 2019, when India would celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. “I wish to begin this from Kashi, by making it amongst the most beautiful places in the world,” said Shri Modi.
Shri Modi also thanked the people of Varanasi for their massive show of support during his visit a day before. He spoke of how, despite not getting the permission to conduct a rally, the people had affirmed their support by turning out in large numbers on his visit.
He affirmed of a strong and stable government under the BJP and urged the people to vote for the Lotus and bring in ‘development politics’ in the Nation.
Watch : Shri Modi addressing "Bharat Vijay" rally in Ghazipur, Uttar Pradesh