Highlights

  • PM Modi addressed virtual rally to campaign in poll-bound UP
  • PM accused SP of supporting criminals during its tenure in power
  • UP to vote in 7 phases from Feb 10; results on March 10

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PM Modi addressed a virtual rally for the five districts of Saharanpur, Shamli, Muzaffarnagar, Baghpat, and Gautambuddha Nagar.

With just days to go for the first phase of polling in Uttar Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi campaigned for the BJP. He addressed a virtual rally for the five districts of Saharanpur, Shamli, Muzaffarnagar, Baghpat, and Gautambuddha Nagar.

PM Modi accused the previous Samajwadi Party government of supporting criminals and helping them loot common people. "Five years ago, criminals and rioters were the law. When west UP was burning during riots, the previous government was celebrating," he said.

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The claim of improving law and order has been one of the BJP's main poll planks in Uttar Pradesh. On a previous occasion, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had said that the SP had tried to create Kashmir in UP by engineering the exodus of Hindus from Kairana. During his visit to the town, Union Home Minister Amit Shah had met families allegedly forced to migrate.

Elections in the state will be held in 7 phases from February 10. Results will be announced on March 10.

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