Launching a scathing attack at Samajwadi Party, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the Uttar Pradesh ruling party has been sheltering criminals in the state, adding that the politically crucial state can become India's 'Uttam Pradesh' if people will choose the right government. ‘Samajwadi Party has been sheltering criminals and goons. Today, in Uttar Pradesh, after the sun sets a woman cannot step outside confidently on the streets as they are not safe in the state,’ the Prime Minister said while addressing rally in Ghaziabad.
Modi further said that rapes and murders are unaccounted for in UP and the Samajwadi Party is neither worried, nor does it consider it their responsibility. He said that the Samajwadi Party, which has been in power for last five years, it is their duty to answer the people of UP about the work they have done. He further took a dig at Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav and said that ‘When Akhilesh Yadav became Chief Minister; we thought there would be development in the state since he is young and highly educated, but he destroyed the state in five years.’
Asserting that the upcoming state assembly election is to bring development in Uttar Pradesh, PM Modi stated that if one's intentions are clear, it is not difficult to bring law and order in the state. He added that if Bharatiya Janata Party assumes power in UP they will scrutinise the scams in employment sector and will give jobs to unemployed people.