Asserting the commitment of his government for the upliftment of the poor, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today that “No chaiwala wants his child to become a chaiwala.” For the first time addressing a rally in Uttar Pradesh’s Ayodhya, after a hiatus five years, he said that no poor wants or thinks that his child should sell tea, vegetables or become a vendor when he/she comes of age.
He added, “I understand the pain of the poor people, I understand their illness. To fight this, I have introduced the Ayushman Scheme.” PM Modi also addressed a rally in Ambedkar Nagar where he attacked Bahujan Samaj Party (BJP) chief Mayawati. Accusing Mayawati of exploiting the name of Ambedkar, PM Modi said, “Behen ji used the name of Babasaheb Ambedkar but she did everything just the opposite of his principles.” He also made a similar jibe at Samajwadi Party stating the latter used Lohia as a tool and destroyed the law and order situation in UP.
Hitting out at Congress, he said all the three parties– BSP, SP and the grand old party — sailed in the same boat. “Be it SP, BSP or Congress, it’s necessary to know their reality, ” he added. Mocking the Opposition political parties, PM Modi thanked the people for showering love and affection upon him but added that the blood pressure of SP-BSP shoots up on witnessing the love of people for the saffron party. “Aap itna pyaar dikhate hain, udhar SP-BSP walon ka BP badh jata hai,” said PM Modi.