PM Narendra Modi during a rally in Sitapur in Uttar Pradesh made a statement about the ability or lack thereof of the coalition Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav to deal with terrorism and infiltration. He questioned the duo's capability of handling the issues saying that their individual governments in Uttar Pradesh could never even do anything about the gundas in the state.
"The condition of Pakistan is such that it is shedding tears in front of the world. You tell me, shouldn't terrorism and naxalism be over? Shouldn't we be freed by the infiltrators? Can the work be done by our bua-babua? Don't respond to make me or the media happy? Their own government could not do anything about the gundas of the state,"
This was PM Modi's third rally on Saturday in Uttar Pradesh. Earlier on Friday, he had addressed rallies in Kannauj and Hardoi.
During his rally in Kannauj, he mocked the Congress over Rahul Gandhi's viral remarks which he had made ahead of the 2017 Gujarat assembly elections saying that he would install a machine that would convert potatoes to gold.
Congress president's promise to farmers, saying that while his government would do everything in its power to assist potato farmers and help them add value to their produce, he would not make such impossible promises. He added acidly that there were leaders in the Opposition who had such capabilities.
"Friends, we don't make such promises that'll make the citizens uneasy," the Prime Minister said, adding, "Otherwise there are such brilliant people in the country who make gold from potatoes. That work I can't do, please forgive me."
He continues, "I can't make gold from potatoes, nor can my party. Hence, whoever wants to make gold from potatoes can please go to them, we can't make this promise, nor can we keep it. We can't say lies, we will only tell you what we can do."