Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that the love of the people towards him increases with the abuses hurled at him, claiming that the opposition alliance in Uttar Pradesh is now sensing defeat.
“All the mahamilawatis including the Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) are in low spirits today seeing their impending defeat in the Lok Sabha elections,” Narendra Modi said in an election rally in Chandauli.
“As the dose of the rivals’ abuses increases, the people are increasing their dose of trust and love too,” Narendra Modi said at another meeting in Mirzapur.
Narendra Modi also addressed a meeting in Mau, where he blamed Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress for the violence during BJP president Amit Shah’s roadshow in Kolkata on Tuesday.
Narendra Modi promised that his government will install a grand statue of Bengal icon Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar in place of the one smashed during the violence.
Thirteen seats, out of the 80 in Uttar Pradesh, will go to the polls in the last round of the election on Sunday.
The Bharatiya Janata Party which won 71 seats on its own in 2014 now faces an alliance of Bahujan Samaj Party, Samajwadi Party and the Rashtriya Lok Dal in the state.
“These parties had started the campaign in the name of ‘Modi hatao’ (remove Narendra Modi), the prime minister said.
PM Narendra Modi added that the opposition had failed to pick common prime ministerial candidate.
“They had also got a picture clicked, hand in hand on the dais in Bengaluru. But once the issue of the prime minister came up, all of them started blowing their own trumpet,” PM Narendra Modi said.
“Those with eight seats, 10 seats, 20 to 22 seats, 30 to 35 seats, all started dreaming of becoming prime minister,” PM Narendra Modi said.
“Dreaming is not bad. But the country is saying ‘Phir ek baar, Modi sarkar’ (Modi government again),” PM Narendra Modi said.