Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday continued his attack on opposition parties in Uttar Pradesh slamming SP-BSP of ignoring the principles of Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar and Ram Manohar Lohia.
“Be it SP, BSP or Congress, it is necessary to know their reality. Behen-ji used the name of Babasaheb Ambedkar but she did everything which is just the opposite of his principles,” the PM said referring to BSP supremo Mayawati.
Addressing a rally in Uttar Pradesh’s Ambedkar Nagar, the PM said, “SP used the name of Lohia-ji but they destroyed the law and order situation in UP.”
Taking a jibe at the SP-BSP, the PM said their blood pressure goes up when they see the turnout at BJP rallies.
The PM also said that there have been no terror-related incidents in India since the BJP came to power in 2014 but cautioned that the nation needs to be vigilant.
At the same time, the PM took a swipe at the Congress saying that while his government has taken strong action against terrorism, “other parties let them go free because they for their vote bank”.
He said that the “biggest threat to our religious practices and culture is terror”.
The PM said that those who are poor do not want to see their children live in poverty.
“No tea-seller wants to see his child sell tea. No vegetable-seller wants to see his child sell vegetables. The poor wants to come out of poverty. The labourer wants to move forward. All they need is support,” the PM said.
“I have understood the pain of the poor, I understand their illness. To fight this I have introduced the Ayushman Scheme,” he said.
Ambedkar Nagar is close to Ayodhya but the PM skipped the disputed site of ‘Ram Janmabhoomi’.
Polling will be held in 14 constituencies in Uttar Pradesh in the fifth phase on 6 May. The constituencies include Ambedkar Nagar and Faizabad, of which Ayodhya is a part.