PM Modi addresses UP rally via mobile phone, slams opposition for disrupting Parliament
Parliament not allowed to function by those very parties which have been discarded by the electorate, says Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday addressed a BJP Parivartan rally in Uttar Pradesh through mobile phone after his helicopter was unable to land due to foggy weather.
Addressing the crowd awaiting Modi in Bahraich, BJP state chief Keshav Prasad Maurya said PM Modi’s helicopter unable to land in Bahraich due to difficult climate conditions and he will address you on the phone.
With Assembly elections due early next year in Uttar Pradesh, BJP is conducting Parivartan rallies across the state. This was fifth parivartan rally by PM Modi in Uttar Pradesh.
PM Modi's helicopter unable to land in Bahraich due to foggy weather: Keshav Prasad Maurya pic.twitter.com/od7xwQJWod
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Talking to his supporters via phone call, Modi criticized opposition for disruptions in parliament, saying “Parliament not allowed to function by those very parties which have been discarded by the electorate.”
Modi also said the government is behind people who have stashed black money and is committed to empower poor, Indian Express reported.
Taking on the the ruling Samajwadi Party, Modi said poverty and ‘goonda raj’ needs to be removed for Uttar Pradesh’s progress.
“If you have to take your state forward, you will have to throw out those backing these gundas. And the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will do that,” he added.
Criticising the opposition for continued disruption of Parliament over demonetisation, Modi on Saturday said he is addressing a Jan Sabha as he is not being allowed to speak in the Lok Sabha.
Addressing farmers at a rally in Gujarat’s Deesa, Modi said he is sharing his thoughts with the opposition, not from the parliament, but from the land on which he is standing, media reports said.
“Government has always said we are ready to debate. I am not being allowed to speak in the Lok Sabha, so I am speaking in the Jan Sabha,” Modi said.