Lucknow: After telling Mamata Banerjee that since he called her didi, he would welcome her slaps too, PM Narendra Modi, holding rallies in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday, shifted focus to Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati. (Catch Complete Coverage of Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Here)

Warning Mayawati about the ulterior motive of her ally, the Samajwadi Party, the PM said in Jaunpur, “Behen ji will understand the game that has been played to keep her outside Uttar Pradesh only after May 23. Behen ji is now seeking votes for the people who had called Baba Saheb Ambedkar a land mafia and insulted him at every step.”

He said, “Five years ago, Behen ji had said in Jaunpur that the son (SP chief Akhilesh Yadav) of being more venomous than his dad (Mulayam Singh Yadav). So I ask her now, is she intent on spreading that poison among the people that she is campaigning for them?”

He said that earlier, during the SP and before that, during the BSP rule, power supply was erratic. In fact, the PM said, power supply to a district depended on how powerful its minister was. “It was only when the Yogi (Adityanath) government came to power that work on ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’ began,” said the PM.

Earlier, in Azamgarh, the PM spoke about how his government has been successful in checking terrorism. He asked, “How were bomb blasts brought under control in all cities after 2014? How have terror activities been restricted only to J&K now? It is because our Government prioritised national interest. We entered Pakistan and attacked terrorists.”

He also talked about the various government schemes which have benefited the poorest of the poor.