New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: In his second campaign rally ahead of the Delhi Assembly polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that the upcoming elections will be the first of this decade and the country's development will depend on decisions taken today.

"The upcoming Delhi elections are the first elections of this decade. This decade will belong to India. India's development will depend on the decisions taken today", Modi said addressing a huge gathering in Delhi's Dwarka region ahead of the polls scheduled for February 8.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also urged the people to vote for the BJP, saying that the Delhi election's outcome will have a bearing on the country's overall development. He said the city needs to be freed of the politics that "creates roadblocks and spreads hate".

"Delhi needs a government which can give directions rather than passing blames," Modi said. He claimed that Delhi voters' overwhelming support to the BJP just days ahead of the election has disheartened the Opposition.

"People siding with the BJP just four days ahead of the elections has stolen the sleep of many people. The people's mood, yesterday in eastern Delhi and today in Dwarka has made the results clear," he added.

The Prime Minister further alleged that the incumbent AAP government does not care about the people, farmers and commuters of the state.

"The state government in Delhi does not care about the lives of the people living here. What is the fault of homeless people for which they are not allowed to get homes under the PM Aawas Yojana? What is the fault of farmers that they do not get the benefits under the PM Kisan Samman Nidhi? Why did daily commuters have to suffer because the fourth stage of Delhi Metro expansion was not given clearance (by the city government) for two years?" Modi said.

BJP President JP Nadda was also present during the public rally which was attended by Haryana's Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala among others. Election to the 70-member Assembly in Delhi will be held on February 8, while the results will be declared on February 11.

(With ANI Inputs)

Posted By: Talib Khan