Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that he would end the ‘gundaraj’ (lawlessness) in Uttar Pradesh if the BJP is voted to power in the state in the coming assembly elections early next year.
Addressing a ‘Parivartan Rally’ (transformation rally) here through mobile phone, Modi said: “Today there is gundaraj in the state. Everyone is fed up of this lawlessness. Even the police is unable to stop the ‘gundas’ (goons).”
“If you have to take your state forward, you will have to throw out those backing these gundas. And the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will do that,” Modi said, targeting the ruling Samajwadi Party.
The Prime Minister said he cannot understand the discomfort of the ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) at the central government’s fight against black money.
“They (SP and BSP) are seldom on the same page on an issue. But nowadays, they are speaking in one voice. I can’t understand the reason for their discomfort at the fight against black money,” he said.
Modi addressed the rally through mobile phone as his chopper could not land here due to low visibility. The Prime Minister was scheduled to address the rally at 1.00 p.m, but he could finally address it around 3.00 p.m. through his cell phone.
He accused the opposition of stalling Parliament and not letting the government put forth its point on demonetisation.
However, Modi said that his fight against black money and graft would go on and all those hoarding unaccounted money would be caught in the coming days.
“My government is all for the poor,” he stressed.
Elections to the Uttar Pradesh assembly are due some time early next year.