Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that Uttar Pradesh (UP) needs to break the cycle of Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) ruling the state to make UP an "Uttam Pradesh." PM Modi made the statement, while addressing a rally in Mahoba, a district of Bundelkhand in UP.
"The Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party both loot in their own turns, and when the other comes to power they never take action against the other. SP-BSP-BSP-SP. The power keeps shifting, and in this game, this land never reached its potential. You have faced enough. If you want to escape this trap, then you need to get out of this trap of Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party. Let's break the cycle of SP-BSP and choose instead to make Uttar Pradesh an "Uttam Pradesh", Modi said.
Addressing the rally, the BJP leader attacked the ruling Samajwadi Party in the state and said that the farmers of Mahoba have faced great hardships as the land is capable of producing gold but it has no water for the farmers.
"Earlier I used to ask people from Bundelkhand in Gujarat if they were from Uttar Pradesh or Madhya Pradesh. They all used to say Uttar Pradesh, then I stopped asking. Because then I realised that had these people been from Madhya Pradesh they wouldn't have to come to Gujarat for employment," Modi added.
Making a case for the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP), the Prime Minister attacked both the major parties in the state , SP and BSP, saying, "On one side, there are those who want to save their family. On the other side, there are those who just want power. While, we are those who just want to save Uttar Pradesh. This land of Uttar Pradesh is our mother, and we won't let our mother be looted anymore."
The Prime Minister expressed confidence in BJP saying that he is certain people of UP would give absolute majority to the BJP in the UP Assembly elections next year.