Varanasi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said development of Poorvanchal (eastern Uttar Pradesh) has been his "dream", and criticised successive state governments for not doing anything to develop the region.
Addressing a rally after conclusion of his roadshow here, Modi said despite Poorvanchal having everything essential for development, it still lagged behind.
"There is fertile land and hard working people but there is no good government," he said.
The Prime Minister said the central government is ready to provide required funds for development of the region but the state government must be able to properly account for the expenses.
Modi said Uttar Pradesh would become the "number one" state in the country only after Poorvanchal is developed.