Dimple Yadav had beaten the BJP candidate in 2014 by just 20,000 votes. Akhilesh Yadav has represented Kannauj thrice in the Lok Sabha before relinquishing the seat after becoming chief minister in 2012.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) today conducted searches at 10 premises linked to Karti Chidambaram in connection with its money laundering probe in the Aircel-Maxis case.
Congress state president Raj Babbar said, “Woh rang nahi hai, woh humari aastha hai. Rang kehke uska apman hai.. Souchalaya mein aastha wala colour? (That is not a colour, it is our faith. Using a colour of faith on a toilet?).”
On the Gorakhpur Mahotsav, Akhilesh said if it is being compared with SP’s Saifai Mahotsav, it should be better executed. On the recent protest by potato farmers, Akhilesh said: “Potato farmers and cold storage owners are ruined.”
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav said: “The Yogi Adityanath government has failed… They are just carrying forward our work by putting their plaques.”
“Aap khud jatiwadi hain isliye apni kami ko chupane ke liye dusron ko jatiwadi kehte ho (You are casteist and, hence, to hide your shortcomings you label others the same),” said Akhilesh Yadav.
“Since the formation of BJP governments at the Centre and in Uttar Pradesh, atrocities have been unleashed on the minorities, Dalits, and people hailing from other backward castes at the behest of RSS,” said a senior SP leader.
“Anticipating a possible loss in the bypolls for Gorakhpur and Phulpur parliamentary constituencies, Yadav has started crying foul over EVMs (in advance),” UP BJP spokesman Rakesh Tripathi said.
The SP leader’s remarks come in the wake of a contention made by some opposition parties and leaders that during the recent urban local polls in UP, the BJP did not perform well in places where EVMs were not used.
In the past nine months since it came to power, the Yogi Adityanath government has in fact only been inaugurating schemes and projects which were completed by the SP government between 2012-17, SP spokesman Rajendra Chowdhary said.
From the intentions of the government, Akhilesh Yadav said, it does not appear that the people will get justice after the UPCOC Bill is passed.
The Akhilesh government had spent around Rs 396 crore on developing the Janeshwar Mishra Park across 376 acres.
Akhilesh Yadav also added that BJP’s graph was coming down as its policies were “anti-farmer and anti-trader”.
Akhilesh Yadav also took a swipe at the BJP and said that the “BJP’s model of development” was “deceptive”.
“The BJP is a jhoot parosne wali party (a party which indulges in serving lies)… If countries more developed than India can use ballot papers in elections, what is the problem here?” questioned Yadav.