Press Trust of India
| Monday February 20, 2017, Jalaun, Uttar Pradesh
Hitting the campaign trail in water scarce Bundelkhand, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today blamed the Samajwadi Party, Bahujan Samaj Party and Congress for backwardness of the region and promised to transform it like Kutch in Gujarat. Mineral-rich Bundelkhand, he said, can change the "fate" of Uttar Pradesh and satellites can help keep a check on illegal mining. "SP and BSP have ignored Bundelkhand over the years and these elections are crucial for Bundelkhand... it has to decide whether it has to get rid of SP-BSP," PM Modi said at an election rally in Orai region of Jalaun in Uttar Pradesh's Bundelkhand.