Narendra Modi government to contest UP elections on development issue

Photo of India's prime Minister Narendra Modi.

New Delhi: India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) will contest upcoming Uttar Pradesh 217 elections on along with other states on the subject of development works.

Modi said that his party will also focus on some other important issues like jobs, peace, unity and social justice apart from development.

In an interview to one of leading news channel network, the PM expressed his hope that voter in UP will vote on development issues and will elect full majority government.

Modi said, “There will be elections in five states in coming days and Uttar Pradesh is one of them. As far as the BJP is concerned, we will fight on development issues only. Our focus will be welfare of farmers, villages, jobs for the youth and we will stay committed to the cause of social justice.”

The PM further added, “After 30 years, a section of our society unitedly voted for a majority government. An entire section of our society has made a shift. It is possible that the people of UP will do a similar thing for betterment of UP, they will vote keeping development in mind.”

Elections are expected to be held early next year to assemblies of Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur, besides in Uttar Pradesh.