PM Narendra Modi pats self, fires at UPA govt in UP rally

Modi slammed the previous UPA government at the Centre for “looting” the public’s money while being in power

Saharanpur: When Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks, he minces no words. It was no exception on Thursday when he targeted the opposition, saying while the nation was changing fast the mentality of some people was not.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Saharanpur rally. Pic/PTI
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Saharanpur rally. Pic/PTI

Addressing a massive rally at Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh to mark two years of his government at the Centre, Modi said he wanted a “qualitative change” in the lives of people and had come to the rally to submit the “hisaab-kitaab” (accounts) of his government.

The prime minister slammed the previous United Progressive Alliance government at the Centre for “looting” the public's money while being in power. “When I became the prime minister, I was shocked to find out that the previous government had looted every bit of public money. Do people come to power to loot pubic funds?” Modi asked. He also said that during the two years of the National Democratic Alliance government there has been no case of graft. “I have taken it upon myself to end the corruption in the country. There has been no case of corruption against our government in the last two years. Even our opponents could not raise fingers at us,” Modi said.

'Modi govt spent Rs 1,000 cr on ads'
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal yesterday accused the Modi government of having spent “more than R1,000 cr” on advertis-ements to mark two years in office. “Modi govt spend on ads for jst ONE event 2 yr bash? Sources- more than R1,000cr,” he said in a tweet. Kejriwal said the expenditure of the Delhi government was less than R150 crore for a full year.

BJP yatra in Surat pelted with eggs
The BJP’s ‘Gaurav Vikas Yatra’ was on Thursday pelted with eggs in Patidar-dominated Varachha area in Surat. Surat’s BJP MP Darshana Jardosh, who was leading the yatra, was hit on the head by an egg. Eyewitnesses said some 15 to 20 eggs were thrown at the participants.

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