Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Raebareli on Sunday, a constituency which considered as the turf of Gandhis. During his visit, the Prime Minister flagged off the Humsafar Express. He also addressed a public meeting in Raebareli where he took on the Congress and the UPA government. The Prime Minister attacked the Congress over its allegations on employment, saying the factory, which could employ thousands, had not been functioning for four years. He also spoke about the allegations levelled by the Congress on Rafale.
"The people of the party that raises questions on surgical strikes, trust enemy’s prices more than our Army, what can be expected of them? Congress' history in defence deals is that of uncle Quattrocchi. Helicopter scam accused Christian Michel was brought to the country a few days ago. Everyone saw how Congress sent their lawyer to save him", he said.
The Congress has accused the Modi government of derailing the development of Rae Bareli. Countering all the charges, Prime Minister Modi further added:
"Only 3 per cent of the machines were working in 2014, after we came to power, in 4 months, we changed this. This factory was approved in 2007. The aim was to make 1,000 new coaches. The factory was ready. But for 4 years, these coaches were taken for painting. The factory was never allowed to function. I am proud to say that Raebareli coach factory will soon be a global hub. Just like UP, development in Raebareli is also fast-growing".
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inspected the Modern Coach Factory in Raebareli. He was accompanied by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Railways, Coal and Corporate Affairs Minister Piyush Goel.
During his UP visit, the prime minister will also visit Prayagraj (Allahabad) to review the preparations for the Kumbh Mela-2019. Modi is to visit Uttar Pradesh again on December 29 to issue a commemorative postal stamp on backward caste Maharaja Suheldev Rajbhar and lay the foundation stone of infrastructure projects in Ghazipur.