In a bid to woo the farmers ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday addressed Kisan Kalyan Rally in Uttar Pradesh's Shahjahanpur district.
During the rally, Modi could speak only for two-three minutes on the scheme of his government for the agriculture sector and spend most of his time in bashing Congress President Rahul Gandhi for his surprise hug during the no-trust vote debate in the Lok Sabha on Friday.
"Kal sansad mein hum unse poochte rahe ki batao to sahi ki ye avishwaas ka kaaran kya hai? Ab kaaran nahi bata paaye to gale padd gaye (Yesterday, we kept asking him about the reasons for bringing the no-confidence motion against the government. They could not tell the valid reason so started hugging)," Modi said addressing the farmers rally.
The prime minister played the victim card and said that his only "crime" was his "fight" against corruption.
"Have I done anything wrong. I am only working for the poor and the country...fighting corruption and this is my crime," he said.
This was Modi's fifth public rally in the state in less than three weeks. Earlier, he addressed people in Azamgarh, Sant Kabir Nagar, Mirzapur and Varanasi.
Shahjahanpur: PM Narendra Modi arrives at Kisan Kalyan Rally in Roza. pic.twitter.com/besoB4ElGe— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) July 21, 2018
# 01:47 pm: Youth won't tolerate ego and arrogance, says PM Modi.
Ahankaar, dambh aur daman ke sanskar aaj ka yuva Bharat sahne ko tayyar nahi hai. Chahe cycle ho ya haathi koi bhi ho saathi, svaarth ke iss poore swaang ko desh samajh chuka hai: PM Narendra Modi in Roza, Shahjahanpur pic.twitter.com/vSzxBh2aul— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) July 21, 2018
# Watch PM Modi addresses a Kisan Kalyan Rally
# 01:41 pm: This No-Confidence Motion was not moved just like that: Narendra Modi
This #NoConfidenceMotion was not moved just like that. Jab Rs 90,000 Crore idhar udhar ho gaye tab kitnon ki dukanein band ho gayi. Galat kaam band kar de, hera pheri band kar de to aisi sarkar pe wo bharoasa karenge kya?: PM Narendra Modi in Roza, Shahjahanpur pic.twitter.com/5YK1OEXQQn— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) July 21, 2018
# 01:14 pm: The priority of central government & UP government is to ensure that the hard work of the farmers of this nation is respected. This is the reason several decisions have been taken to benefit sugarcane farmers: PM Narendra Modi
The priority of central govt & UP govt is to ensure that the hard work of the farmers of this nation is respected. This is the reason several decisions have been taken to benefit sugarcane farmers: PM Narendra Modi in Roza, Shahjahanpur pic.twitter.com/wuF9leDAEr— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) July 21, 2018
# 01:32 pm: We saw how PM answered their every question & dismissed their allegations. No-confidence Motion was defeated with absolute majority, says Yogi Adiyanath.
We saw how PM answered their every question & dismissed their allegations. #NoConfidenceMotion was defeated with absolute majority, this was an indication of 2019. BJP, led by PM Modi, will form govt with absolute majority & establish India as a superpower before the world: UP CM pic.twitter.com/V6bq95fq0e— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) July 21, 2018
# 01:30 pm: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath takes a jibe at the Congress president Rahul Gandhi
Kal desh ki sansad ne wo drishya dekha ki koi vyakti pehle apne aap ko kahan kis roop mein prastut karta tha, aur unka wo swaroop bhi, jisko unke muh se poore desh aur dunia ne suna hai ki humlog Pappu hi hain aur Pappu hi rahenge. Ye poori dunia aur desh ne dekha hai: UP CM pic.twitter.com/aLc3rLvywO— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) July 21, 2018