Grounded by fog, PM addresses rally via phone

He was addressing BJP's Parivartan Yatra here through mobile phone from Lucknow after the IAF chopper carrying him failed to land due of poor visibility in Bahraich, which is close to Terai region of Nepal.

In the conversation, Modi said that while he is fighting against the corrupted people and black money, the opposition party is fighting against him.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday regretted the fact that he could not address the people in person at a rally here due to bad weather.

Parliament's winter session is left with just three more working days and it is now unlikely that Mr Modi will speak in the House on the issue. "I can't understand the reason for their discomfort at the fight against black money", he said.

Modi said these parties never wanted to tread the path of honesty "but we will definitely win this fight against corruption".

"You must have seen that the government is after people who have stashed black money". We want to put forth government's viewpoint. but they are not allowing us to do so. "People are also taking pain to ensure that the country moves on the path of development".

At last, Modi claimed that the demonisation has created a lot of problem for the severals parties including Samajwadi Party Bahujan Samaj Party and the Congress and thus they are trying to create the problem in the functioning of his government. All these parties are facing hardships due to the note ban. "They are disrupting Parliament by not even allowing the Speaker to speak." he said. You can turn your mobile into your bank.

As he sought to project BJP as the best choice for the state, Modi said people Uttar Pradesh are fed up of lawlessness.

On Saturday, he said, "Government has always said we are ready to debate".

The Prime Minister was scheduled to address the rally at 1.00 p.m, but he could finally address it only around 3.00 p.m. through a mobile phone, which was placed near the microphone at the venue, as other senior state BJP functionaries, including state party unit chief Keshav Prasad Maurya, stood in rapt attention on the dais. "For the country's PM and the leader of a party that enjoys a majority in the LS, such attempts at shedding tears to sway over people is not dignified", Ms. Mayawati said, dubbing Mr. Modi's claim a "self-indictment".

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