Derailment hatched across border: PM Modi

Derailment hatched across border: PM Modi
On Maha shivaratri, Prime Minister Narendra Modi chose to invoke Lord Shiva with respect to the BJP win in Maharashtra civic polls, surgical strikes, one rank-one pension and note ban to bolster his party’s election campaign in Uttar Pradesh (UP).

“People saw through it with their third eye (Shiva, according to Hindu mythology, possesses a third eye) to ascertain what is right for them. They gave us their blessings,” Modi said, while addressing an election rally at Gonda, about 200 km from here, on Friday. He said there was no dearth of those who try to mislead the public by resorting to lies.

PM’s Kanpur reference

The prime minister also referred to the train accident near Kanpur in November and said it was the result of a conspiracy hatched across the border.

Attacking the Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Modi said these arch-rivals had joined hands on the note ban issue.

“Both Mayawati and Mulayam Singh Yadav said seven-eight days’ time should have been given before the note ban decision,” he said.

Referring to the BJP victory in Maharashtra municipal polls, the prime minister said the Congress has been wiped out in the state.

He also referred to the BJP victory in Odisha and Chandigarh local body elections.
The prime minister raked up the menace of the alleged ‘naqal mafias’ (gangs which facilitate unfair means at UP board examinations) in Gonda and said that exam centres were ‘auctioned’ there.

He attacked Opposition parties for doubting the surgical strikes across the Line of Control with Pakistan last year and said it amounted to humiliation of the armed forces.

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