Kannauj (Uttar Pradesh): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday targeted the Opposition parties over dynasty politics stating that they have changed the essence of democracy as their mantra is, ‘Government of the family, by the family, and for the family.”
“Across the world, a democratic Government is defined as Government of the people, by the people, and for the people. The dynastic parties of our country have changed this essence of democracy. Their mantra is – Government of the family, by the family, and for the family,” Prime Minister Modi said here.
“The first phase of elections has confirmed that BJP will come into power again. Do not divide your vote on the base of community or caste,” he added. The second phase of polling in Uttar Pradesh will take place on Monday.
Prime Minister Modi said that earlier the districts of Uttar Pradesh were used to know by the names of the ‘mafias’. “Now the districts are being known by development works done by BJP-led government,” he stated.
Further targeting the Opposition, the Prime Minister added, “Most of their candidates are history-sheeter. Their condition is such that some of their candidates are fighting the elections from the jail.”
Besides Uttar Pradesh, Assembly elections are taking place in Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur. The counting of votes will take place on March 10.
first published:Feb. 12, 2022, 5:29 p.m.