Calling himself an “adopted son” of Uttar Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Thursday that the future of the State could not be ensured without ridding it of the Samajwadi Party (SP), the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and the Congress.
Mr. Modi, who represents the Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency, invoked Lord Krishna at an election meeting here to suggest a strong connect between Gujarat and U.P.
“Lord Krishna was born in U.P. and made Gujarat his karmbhoomi (land of work). I was born in Gujarat and U.P. has adopted me … Uttar Pradesh is my mai baap. I am not the son who would betray his mai baap. You have adopted me and it is my duty to work for you,” he said in an emotional speech at a poll rally here.
“Vote for a full majority to the BJP government. I promise to show you the ways out of all the problems you are facing within five years,” he said, telling the impressive crowd that all pollsters have predicted the BJP would get massive support in the first two phases of polling.