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UP election 2017: Akhilesh government is anti-farmer, says PM Modi in Varanasi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday sharply criticised Akhilesh Yadav-led government in Uttar Pradesh calling it anti-farmer saying it failed to implement the central government's schemes meant for state farmers.

"There is a government in Uttar Pradesh which has nothing to do with development. This government is anti-farmer. Why is it that farmers don't benefit from the Fasal Bima Yojana? Why they don't help farmers in distress," Modi said during an election rally at Rohaniya area of his parliamentary constituency Varanasi.

PM Modi also accused the Samajwadi Party-ruled state government of discriminating when it comes to employment or implementation of schemes.

"Does any honest youth get employment in Uttar Pradesh?" Modi asked the crowd, saying "There is discrimination by the government. They see who is their own and who is not. In employment, the state government is cheating the youth of the state."

PM Modi urged the people to vote for the Bharatiya Janata Party for a better future for the state and to "rid it of misrule" of SP, Bahujan Samaj Party and Congress.

"It is time to think about welfare of our youth so they prosper," Modi said.

Yesterday, the Prime Minister attacked Congress, Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party after he concluded his roadshow. Modi also addressed a public rally in Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith in Varanasi where he said, "Samajwadi Party, BSP and Congress Party believe in 'kuch ka saath kuch ka vikas'. Whereas BJP's principle of governance is 'sabka saath sabka vikas'.