Get rid of SCAM, Modi tells UP voters; targets SP-Cong, Maya

Get rid of SCAM, Modi tells UP voters; targets SP-Cong, Maya
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Meerut (PTI): In his first rally in Uttar Pradesh after polls were announced, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday alleged the corrupt he had \"robbed\" with note-ban have ganged up to bring him down and targeted the SP-Congress alliance

Meerut (PTI): In his first rally in Uttar Pradesh after polls were announced, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday alleged the corrupt he had "robbed" with note-ban have ganged up to bring him down and targeted the SP-Congress alliance, saying the two parties which abused each other till recently are now locked in an embrace to save themselves.

Modi asked the people in Uttar Pradesh to "rid the state of SCAM - S for Samajwadi (party), C for Congress, A for Akhilesh (Yadav) and M for Mayawati", saying they have to choose between development agenda of BJP and those who give shelter to criminals, indulge in vote bank politics and encourage land and mine mafias.

In his over-an-hour-long address, he spoke at length about corruption, law and order and nepotism allegedly prevailing in the State as he sought people's vote for BJP to change the State's fate.

"It is UP which made me the Prime Minister," Modi said, adding that he wanted to repay its debt and that he can do it only with a government that joins hands with the Centre to develop the State unlike the current dispensation which is a "hindrance" in its progress.

Attacking Congress and Samajwadi Party, he said Congress ran a campaign against the Samajwadi Party government and wondered as to what happened that both have now joined hands.

"What happened that overnight they are embracing each. Those who could not save themselves cannot save UP," he said.

Wooing farmers, he reiterated the party's promise of waiving loans of small and marginal farmers and paying the dues of sugarcane growers within 14 days of coming to power.

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