PM Modi and Shah reportedly handled the issue with the carrot and stick approach, with many expecting a "purge" as one of them told The Citizen, after the polls are over.
"We will form a Government of young people. Our effort is to build an "Uttam Kashi", he further added. He said, "We want Varanasi to be a connect between the ancient and the modern era". Our mantra is development of all, he said. Krishna group has formed alliance with Peace Party and Babu Singh Kushwaha's Jan Adhikar Manch.Pallavi said these 20 seats, including Rohaniya, Sevapuri, Mariyahu, Pratapgarh Sadar, Vishwanathganj, Karchhana, Pratappur, Phoolpur, Nawabganj (Phaphamau), Baveru, Chayal and Mughalsarai are seats where party has strong organizational structure at each booth. "We will give you the benefits of your labour". When the prime minister saw them holding flowers for him, he got his specially designed SUV stopped and accepted the flowers extending his hands to them.
At a hurriedly convened press conference, BJP state unit president Keshav Prasad Maurya strongly condemned the opposition's jibes over his visit to the ancient temples. They make it clear that notebandi has hit their business, "crippled us" as one of them insisted, and this is a loss that has eaten into their homes.
Attacking BSP supremo Mayawati, Modi said she had taken stones from here for construction of her statues but when inquiry started, she said the stones were from Rajasthan.
He also said that the BJP-led NDA regime has ensured that lakhs of households have got LPG cylinders and connection and was trying to ensure than five crore people get these gas connections.
In terms of most discussed candidates across all the five states that went to polls, Azam Khan figures at the top followed by Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat and UP Transport Minister Gayatri Prajapati.
"We want to know what BJP wanted to do?" Prices of key medicines have been reduced.
Though Kyoto and Varanasi were historic cities, PM Modi failed to transform even a bit of Varanasi on the lines of Kyoto, he said.
PM took a dig at the Samajwadi Government in th state and said, "The Centre allotts funds for welfare of people in the states".
"There is a government in Uttar Pradesh which has nothing to do with development".
"The formation of a BJP government in the state is a certainty now", he asserted. "500 regions were declared open defecation free".
Zubair Ahmed (26) says in a lighter vein that even if some of them vote for the party, nobody will believe them.
The rebellion of the Mallahs has been covered by a small section of the media but this well knit community of boatmen on the Ganges who have openly refused to vote for the BJP in these Assembly elections.