People eager to uproot UPA government: Modi

Varanasi, Dec 20 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Friday said people of India are eager to uproot the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government at the Centre.

Addressing the Vijay Shankhnaad Rally at Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, Modi said: "The people of India are eager to uproot the Government in Delhi. No party will contest 2014 election. The leadership will not be of a person. 2014 elections will be fought by people."

He slammed the UPA government over the cleaning up of the Ganges.

"It is impossible to talk about India without talking about the Ganges. For others Ganges can be a river but for us it is our Mother. It is not merely a river," he said.

"UPA made a scheme to clean the Ganga ... lot of campaigning was done and people thought something will be done. But I want to say that in the last 5 years except meeting three times no step was taken by the Centre," said Modi.

"Those who could not manage the Ganga how can they manage the nation," he said.

"Those protecting Congress day and night keep asking me - what will you do. I invite those who ask me all these questions - come to Gujarat, see the Sabarmati River today," he said.

"If the Sabarmati can change Gujarat's life, cannot Ganges change India's life?" asked the Gujarat Chief Minister.

He said development of Uttar Pradesh is important for India's development.

"It is said without UP no government can be formed. This thought is an insult to UP. Is UP about increasing numbers in Parliament?" he said.

"Is UP only about making governments? My thought is not so narrow. If India wants stability it cannot come without UP. Without UP development, India's development cannot happen," said Modi.

"For us UP is not a political playground but it is the most important land for India's development," he said.

--IBNS (Posted on 20-12-2013)

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