Barabanki, Feb 16: Campaigning for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a scathing attack against Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. Ridiculing his slogan of ‘kaam bolta hai’, Modi said, “In UP, 50 per cent of teachers (in government schools) have not been admitted. Will someone tell where the children of poor will study? Are hospitals working in proper conditions? No. There are no medicines in hospitals. Poor can’t avail quality education and healthcare. What kind of development is this?”

Attacking the Bahujan Samaj Party and Samajwadi Party, PM told that these two parties have failed to deliver,”Uttar Pradesh will progress only when SP, BSP and Congress are removed. I urge people in UP to elect a BJP government devoted to development.” Speaking for farmers, He said in UP, farmers are not getting the minimum support price for crops. “Farmers are not getting there right here in UP, what kind of work is this speaking?” asked PM.

He further said, “SP government in Uttar Pradesh is anti-farmer; Centre allotted funds, PM asked,” but why is it that farmers in the state are not benefited?” On the same note Modi added earlier urea for farmers used to go to chemical factories; We decided to neem coat them and now it benefits only the farmers. (ALSO READ: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses rally at Kannauj in Uttar Pradesh: Key Highlights)

“Our country cannot develop without the development of farmers,” said PM.

Criticizing the SP and BSP government for not providing 24-hour electricity to the state, PM asked, “How many villages did Akhilesh Yadav electrify?” PM said Akhilesh only electrified  3 villages. PM promised to electrify 1350 villages in 2 years if BJP comes to Lucknow.

PM told voters that from the past 5 years Akhilesh Yadav government has kept the state under dark clouds and people will not spare the SP government.

Prime Minister Modi yesterday slammed the ruling Samajwadi Party for its pre-poll alliance with Congress, likening it to a movie in which rivals befriend each other after the “interval”. Addressing an election rally in Uttar Pradesh’s Kannauj, he said Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav does not know how “cunning Congress people are” and reminded him about an “assassination attempt” made on his father Mulayam Singh Yadav in 1984 allegedly by a Congress leader.

The Prime Minister also attacked the opposition for creating hue and cry over demonetisation and leveling all kinds of allegations against him, saying “lies will not work as the people of the country are quite aware now”.