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UP Assembly elections 2017: Akhilesh govt ‘anti-farmer’, says PM Modi

SNS | New Delhi |

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday promised to take every possible step to ‘uplift’ the farmers in Uttar Pradesh.

“Being raised in a poor family, am aware of the hardships they face. We would take every step that uplifts them,” PM Modi said while addressing his third election rally, at Rohaniya in Uttar Pradesh.

Modi slammed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav for failing to help the farmers in the state.

“UP government is anti-farmer. Why is it that farmers don't benefit from the Fasal Bima Yojana (Crop Insurance Scheme)? Why they don't help farmers in distress,” he added.

In a final push for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the prime minister in his Lok Sabha constituency held a rally on the last day of campaigning for the seven-phase elections.

Earlier in the day, Modi visited Gadwaghat Ashram in Varanasi and fed the cows and prayed at the Ashram Temple. He also paid tribute to former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri by visiting the former PM's residence.