Uttarakhand polls: A chaiwala is fighting mighty people for poor, says PM Modi

"These people have looted Uttarakhand and the nation for 70 years. They have become very powerful. What can a chaiwala do to contain them," Modi said at Srinagar in Uttarakhand.

Uttarakhand polls: A chaiwala is fighting mighty people for poor, says PM Modi



On the last day of campaigning for Uttarakhand assembly elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took it upon himself to put forward a scathing attack on its major opposition party. PM Modi told the crowd that he is fighting 'those powerful people', who have ruined the state and the country in the last 70 years.


"These people have looted Uttarakhand and the nation for 70 years. They have become very powerful. What can a chaiwala do to contain them," Modi said at Srinagar in Uttarakhand.



He emphasised that he was fighting for benefit of the poor, Modi said, "With the blessings of the 125 crore citizens of the country, this chaiwala is fighting the all-powerful people. I am fighting for benefit of the poor."
 "I brought demonetisation as part of the fight against corruption and black money," Modi said. However, he slammed the opposition's criticism saying, "Some still haven't come to senses after demonetisation. They can say things. They can call me names but I don't mind I will fight and work for poor."

He linked the success of BJP government in the other two created states, which are predominantly tribal and maoist-violence affected states, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh with Uttarakhand saying it remained backward due to Congress rule and it cannot progress without removing Congress from power.




"Samajwadi Party government had committed atrocities on women and the poor. But, now the Congress has entered into an alliance with the Samajwadi Party," Modi said targeting the alliance of Congress with SP for Uttar Pradesh polls. "Congress and SP are playing dirty games behind the curtains," he added.


He further said, "These elections are for the bettering the fate of Uttarakhand and not merely about punishing a Chief Minister, who does not love his state."




"We are seeking your mandate for growth and development," Modi said."We don't want people of Uttarakhand to leave their state and migrate to bigger cities in search of jobs. If you are determined, then sabka saath sabka vikas is possible," he added.