Narendra Modi Starts Uttar Pradesh Election Campaign, 265+ target in UP, Vikas Rally in Saharanpur, Mission 265+, Keshav Prasad Maurya, Samajwadi Party
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Narendra Modi Starts Uttar Pradesh Election Campaign, 265+ target in UP, Vikas Rally in Saharanpur, Mission 265+, Keshav Prasad Maurya, SamajwadiParty
Posters of "Mission 265+", "Abki baar, BJP Sarkar" lined the road to Saharanpur's Kosmoss Green City, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a mega rally to launch the second anniversary celebrations of the NDA government today.
The message was unambiguous. Uttar Pradesh is going to polls next year and the BJP has set its eyes on a very specific target.
"We have set ourselves a target of 265+. We will cross it," BJP vice-president and in-charge of Uttar Pradesh Om Mathur told .
The PM talked about the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana at length. He highlighted various aspects of scheme and how it could help the farmers. Shri Modi also highlighted several measures like Soil Health Cards that were benefiting farmers in a big way. Taking note of the sugarcane farmers, he highlighted several steps being undertaken for them. The PM said, “We want to ensure that our sugarcane farmers do not face any problems.”
Speaking about the Mudra Yojana, he said that the NDA Government had empowered the poor through the scheme. Shri Modi said, “We have launched Mudra Yojana and we have made sure that the poor get loans from banks. Till now over 3.5 crore beneficiaries have received 1.25 lakh crore without guarantee.”
Expressing content, Shri Modi said that a small ‘Give It Up’ campaign turned out to be a mass movement. “Over a crore people gave up their LPG subsidies voluntarily so that the poor are benefited. It is not a small thing.” Adding further, the spoke about Government’s Ujjwala Yojana that aims to make rural India smoke-free by providing gas connections to below poverty line households free of cost.
The location Modi picked to make his second-anniversary speech was Saharanpur in India’s most populous state, where his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won 71 out of the 80 Lok Sabha seats in 2014.
It was Modi’s fourth visit to Uttar Pradesh in 50 days, testimony to the importance the state holds in national politics.