Opposition's 'dal-dal' will help lotus bloom: PM Modi in Uttar Pradesh rally

'While we are running to your homes with electricity and working for your welfare, they (Congress) are trying to bring us down in parliament through no-confidence papers,' said PM Modi.

Published: 21st July 2018 03:43 PM  |   Last Updated: 21st July 2018 07:23 PM   |  A+A-

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath being garlanded by Party leaders during the 'Kisan Kalyan' rally at Shahjahanpur on Saturday July 21 2018. | PTI

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LUCKNOW: A day after winning the trust vote in Parliament, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a scathing attack on opposition saying coming together of parties against BJP government will make such a dal-dal (muddy land) which would only help the 'lotus' bloom.

In a veiled reference to Congress, SP and BSP, the PM said what if cycle and elephant had come together and many more may join them, but people of the country couldn't be befooled as they had now understood the theatrics of opposition.

Visiting the politically crucial state of Uttar Pradesh third time in a month and addressing the fifth public rally in three weeks, the PM's narrative established the importance of the state in BJP scheme of things for 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

Addressing the farmers from six districts of central UP mainly the sugar belt, hit out at Congress president by saying: "While we are running to your homes with electricity and working for your welfare, they (Congress) are trying to bring us down in parliament through no-confidence papers...Yesterday in Lok Sabha, I did what I had to do...Are you satisfied?" asked the PM to get "Yes" in response from a cheering crowd.

"Their whole focus is on the PM's chair. When I asked them in the house what made them bring a no-trust motion against me, they could not give me a reason saying 'Modi Hato' is the sole aim," he said adding that then he got a sudden hug by the Congress chief but could not get a satisfactory explanation for no-trust.

"Till people of the country are with me no party can do anything," reiterated the PM adding that the entire country saw how opposition used the floor of the Lok Sabha to bring a no-confidence motion against his government to test their own unity and future.

Farmers in large numbers from Hardoi, Lakhimpur Kheri, Pilibhit, Sitapur, Bareilly and Badaun were present at Saturday's rally.

Trying to find the reason for no-confidence, the PM said that it appeared that my only fault was that he was fighting against corruption. "My only fault is that I am fighting corruption. I have blocked all the roads to corruption. I am at fault for ending the rule of one family," he stated.

"During demonetisation, Rs 90,000 crore were confiscated and it put a lot many in pain as their shops were closed. Their pain is understandable. Why would they trust a government which has sealed all their ways of earnings," pointed Modi.

"While the countrymen have faith in my government and its policies, the Congress and opposition say that they don't trust Modi and to remove him as their main agenda.  No one can remove me till I have people's mandate and their continuing support," asserted the PM.

Modi said that his only aim was to create a 'New India' by 2022 and he had no time to pay any heed at Congress and opposition's drama, egos and over-confidence till people of the country continue to have faith in him.

"Even the countrymen are no more ready to tolerate arrogance and subjugation of those who have always lived with these traits," said the PM.

It was Prime Minister's first direct address to farmers after increasing MSP of 14 Kharif crops, including Sugarcane. On the occasion, he listed steps taken by his government to increase the income of the farmers.

Modi claimed that while opposition continued to shed crocodile tears on farmers' plight without providing any respite, his government had taken a number of steps which would ensure to clear dues of 5 crore sugarcane farmers and to double their income by this year-end.

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  • Amandeep Singh

    Scathing reply to the oppostion this shows the diffrence between hard work and sluggishness.Keep it up sir
    2 years ago reply
  • l.s.mohandoss

    Rahul should have avoided the hug.
    2 years ago reply
  • Venkat

    This PM has a thick skin..None of the question raised in the parliament answered.. now he is back to famous monologue
    2 years ago reply
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