“Today what is the role of the DGP? What is the role of the home secretary? Both these senior officers were saving (the accused). Doesn’t the whole state know this?… What was their responsibility? Somewhere they were cheating the people and the law,” he said,
The CBI has taken over the probe in three cases related to the Unnao incident. The central probe agency arrested the accused BJP MLA yesterday, hours after the Allahabad High Court ordered his immediate arrest.
They agreed to bury their differences and to re-unite the family ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha elections in which the SP plans to contest as part of a “broader alliance” at the national level.
All SP district and city presidents are being instructed to hold programmes either at their party offices or at public venues. Party leaders will address workers on Ambedkar’s achievements, his role in drafting the Constitution. Floral tributes too will be offered.
Akhilesh Yadav’s comments came days after reports had suggested that Raja Bhaiya, an independent legislator from Kunda, did not vote for BSP candidate Bhim Rao Ambedkar in the March 23 polls despite assuring Yadav to do so.
When contacted, Uttar Pradesh Agriculture Minister Surya Pratap Shahi said no such recovery was being done. Shahi said the state government had waived farm loans as per the data provided by the banks. He, however, said it’s possible that banks may be rectifying any error at their end.
“The BJP-led state government only wants to defame and harass its political adversaries, as a result of which senior SP leader Azam Khan is being harassed in the name of recruitment in the Jal Nigam…though this government is not giving jobs, it is raising questions on the ones already given,” said Akhilesh Yadav.
The recognition of the need to continue the alliance despite the Rajya Sabha setback, BSP sources said, is the result of calculations manner keeping in mind the “social engineering formula” of party founder Kanshiram.
Akhilesh Yadav’s statement comes a day after BSP chief Mayawati said the recent defeat faced by the BSP in Uttar Pradesh Rajya Sabha elections will not make any difference to SP-BSP alliance.
While BSP chief Mayawati has not made any remarks on the SC ruling, SP president Akhilesh Yadav issued a statement.
Accusing Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath of using unconstitutional language and actions, Yadav said, “The people will show them their reality during the 2019 polls.”
Buoyed by SP’s success in the two bypoll in Phulpur and Gorakhpur, which were held by the BJP, Yadav predicted defeat for the saffron party across all Lok Sabha seats in the state in the 2019 general election.
Akhilesh was gifted the photographs by the party workers to congratulate him on the SP-BSP alliance, which Yadav insisted be made public as it would convey a “good message”.
Party leaders say they are taking it step by step, election by election. But what it will all add up to by 2019, and can it add up to anything at all, overcoming hurdles? The Indian Express does the math
Assembly election data, analysed for a hypothetical situation in which the SP and BSP come together for the Lok Sabha election, suggest the BJP’s tally could fall to less than a third of its spectacular 2014 number.