Will end ‘gundaraj’ in Uttar Pradesh if elected to power: Modi


Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised on Sunday to defeat corruption and nab illegal cash hoarders in three months, accusing opposition parties of trying to crush the “truth” by stalling Parliament over the scrapping of high-value currency.

Speaking at a rally in western UP’s Bahraich district though a mobile phone, the prime minister said the BJP will end lawlessness in Uttar Pradesh if elected to power and hit out at regional rivals Samajwadi and Bahujan Samaj Party.

“We are ready for debate (on demonetisation), but we are not being allowed to present our viewpoint by those very parties that have been discarded by the electorate,” he said.

“The country is facing trouble in walking the path of honesty. I am confident of winning the war against corruption,” he said.

He said UP knew how political rivals weren’t allowing his government to spell out its stand on the junking of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes by disrupting Parliament. Little work has been transacted during the ongoing winter session that has just three days left.

“UP wants to break free of the gundaraj. If UP needs to progress, supporters of gundagardi will have to leave. The BJP will do that,” he said.

The PM spoke for 13 minutes through a mobile phone after his helicopter failed to land because of poor visibility.

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