PM's bastion witnesses yet another mega rally

PM's bastion witnesses yet another mega rally

PM's bastion witnesses yet another mega rally

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday held his second roadshow in his Lok Sabha constituency of Varanasi, seeking support for the BJP nominees.

Modi, who began his roadshow from Pandepur Crossing, traversed through Chowkaghat, Hukulganj and Teliabagh before culminating at Kashi Vidyapeeth, where he addressed a rally.

The prime minister, who again started his address by chanting ‘Har, har Mahadev’ (paying respect to Lord Shiva), said that the temple town should be developed in a way so as to keep its cultural heritage intact.

Modi again targeted the Akhilesh Yadav government in the state and said that the chief minister had not cooperated with the centre on its plan to develop the city.

“The state government thinks only in terms of vote-bank politics. Our mantra is development of all, he said.

Modi referred to the prevalence of encephalitis in the eastern region of Uttar Pradesh and said that the centre had given funds to the state government to provide adequate medical care, but it had failed to utilise the same.

The prime minister said that the SP, the BSP and the Congress had joined hands to oppose the note-ban decision.

He also sought to allay the concerns of small traders following the demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes.

No corruption charges

Modi also referred to the reported scams during the UPA regime and said in his stint so far, there had not been any allegation of corruption.

“The people of the country trust this government,” he added.
He lambasted the Opposition parties for seeking proof of the September 29 surgical strikes across the LoC.

Modi also listed his plans to develop Varanasi and assured the electorate that in the next few years the changes would be visible.