Asked about the Yogi Adityanath’s charges that two riots took place every week during the previous regime, Akhilesh said, “There is no law and order in the state. Policemen are being beaten up. The morale of the force has gone down.”
“I think Akhlieshji must not even be knowing the definition of farmers because of the ancestry that he belongs to… Rather than tweeting, he should look at the process of loan waiver of 11 lakh farmers which has been started.
History was replete with examples of people taking a plunge into politics due to their family background, Akhilesh Yadav said.
Former Uttar Pradesh CM and SP leader Akhilesh Yadav’s comments came hours after launch of the ambitious Rs 1.10 lakh crore Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project which will cut travel time between the two cities from seven hours to less than three.
Akhilesh Yadav also indicated possibilities of an alliance with other Opposition parties to defeat the BJP in the Lok Sabha by-election.
The national convention next month is likely to see the passage of several political resolutions and could lead to fixing the strategy on forging coalitions with non-BJP parties for the 2019 elections.
On Tuesday, Adityanath and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh are scheduled to inaugurate the commercial run of the Metro on a 8.5-km priority corridor from Charbagh to Transport Nagar.
The SP chief Akhilesh Yadav further claimed that most of the children who died in the recent Gorakhpur tragedy were Hindus and asked the government to explain how many they had helped.
Akhilesh Yadav said that the pension component of the award, which is Rs 50,000, apart from a one-time reward of Rs 11 lakh, could even be doubled by the present dispensation.
The Indian Express through an RTI report revealed that Yash Bharti awards that carry a one-time payment of Rs 11 lakh and a lifetime monthly pension of Rs 50,000 were awarded to people close to Samajwadi Party between 2012 and 2017.
“Any one party walking out of the proposed alliance due to last-minute hiccup over seat-sharing will be branded as being hands in glove with BJP. That will bring discredit to both the alliance and the party walking out. That’s another reason the contours of alliance need to be fixed.”
Mulayam was quoted as saying in the media that he was not in favour of any kind of coalition with anyone and if Akhilesh decides to tie-up with any party then he would be forced to take some strict action.
The posters portrayed BSP Supremo Mayavati alongside the cut-outs of other opposition leaders — Akhilesh Yadav, Tejaswi Yadav, Lalu Prasad, Sharad Yadav, Mamata Banerjee and Sonia Gandhi. It also carried pictures of some Dalit icons and BSP logo.
CM Yogi targets Rahul, Akhilesh over Gorakhpur visit; Rahul says don’t cover up
“Two candidates had filed their nomination… The clash started after the supporters of both candidates gathered outside entered into an altercation,” said Auraiya District Magistrate Jai Prakash Sagar.