Only BJP can bring prosperity in UP: Shah

Only BJP can bring prosperity in UP: Shah


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Saharanpur : Claiming that neither SP or BSP can bring development in Uttar Pradesh, BJP president Amit Shah today said that if people of the state want progress and prosperity, then they need to elect a BJP government with full majority in the coming state Assembly elections. "The approaching Assembly elections of UP are crucial for the state's future. In the last 15 years, it was either SP or BSP that formed the government and as a result, development in the state has completely stopped", he said. Mr Shah, along with senior party leaders, including Union Minister Kalraj Mishra and state party president Keshav Prasad Maurya, was here to flag off the first Parivartan yatra of the party, to launch the poll campaign in the state. Mr Shah said UP has become a laggard on the development index and those responsible for progress of the state are fighting among themselves. "Uncle (Shivpal Yadav) is abusing his nephew (Akhilesh Yadav) and vice versa, while aunt (Mayawati) is abusing both. None of them are bothered about development", he alleged. "You already have PM Narendra Modi at the centre who has been elected by you. If we have BJP CM in UP, we will make it India’s number One state in the next five years," he promised. Commenting on Mayawati's claims that if BSP wins, law and order will become robust in the state, the BJP president said, "I wish to remind her that during her rule between 2008 and 2011, there were maximum cases of atrocities against the Dalits. Maximum murders took place during Mayawati’s rule, while crime rate was 30 per cent more than the national average. There was also rampant corruption, when Mayawati was CM." He added if BSP again comes to power, UP will not benefit, but Mayawati will have additional 200-300 statues of her own across the state. Further claiming that it was during Kalyan Singh’s tenure as CM that UP became free of goonda elements, Mr Shah said during the present SP’s rule, the land grabbing incident in Mathura hurt UP’s image across the country. "The goondas of SP have been responsible for grabbing land of the poor, while the mining mafia has cornered the state's resources. Besides, during SP’s rule, crime grew by a massive 161 per cent. Western UP has been worst hit and as a result, the original inhabitants of this region have been forced to migrate to other states", he further charged. "I assure all of you that if BJP forms government in UP, no one will have to leave his or her village. If anyone has to leave, it will be those, who are trying to uproot you from your homes and villages". Talking about the importance of western UP for BJP, he said in 2014, this region had laid the foundation of BJP's spectacular victory in Lok Sabha elections. ''This time too, we are kick starting our campaign from western UP to repeat the feat,'' he added. First of BJP's four Parivartan Yatras will be taken out through the state and conclude on December 24, in Lucknow. The second yatra will be flagged off by Mr Shah from Jhansi tomorrow, the third one from Sonebhadra on November 8 and the fourth one from Vallua the next day.

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