Leaders from the Bharatiya Janata Party had frequently cited the case during the party’s poll campaign in Uttar Pradesh.
Mulayam Singh also added that Akhilesh Yadav will once again be chosen as the chief minister.
The current Akhilesh administration in 2015 had sanctioned Rs 700 crore for Saifai that included funds to build an international cricket stadium for a seating capacity of 40,000 people, a swimming pool and an astroturf for hockey.
A sitting MLA denied ticket, a rebel SP leader campaigning on Lok Dal ticket and a splinter SP organisation are signs that the feud within the family of Mulayam Singh Yadav is nowhere near over.
Akhilesh said he will not spare those who create differences between him and his father.
The Indian Express travels a day each with the two candidates as they go about their separate campaigns.
Joining hands with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav led the SP assault, as party patriarch Mulayam kept away following family feud.
Rahul has made denomenisation and its effects, primarily farmer distress, as his election theme for Uttar Pradesh.
The party’s Programme for Women Empowerment features a pledge that if voted to power the party would offer Rs. 2 lakhs to men who marry disabled or widowed women. It’s an incentive to marry primarily for monetary reasons — and that’s a cause for concern
In most of the parties’ proposed pledges, women’s issues have been dwarfed in their importance and have barely received attention.
“We are synchronising the entire campaign with the tagline of ‘kaam bolta hai’ highlighting the works done by the CM,” Aashish Yadav, in-charge of the war room said.
Mualayam Singh Yadav said: “SP was capable enough to contest and win elections alone, there was no need for the alliance. I will not go anywhere to campaign for this (SP-Congress) alliance.”
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav claimed that UP voters will catapult the alliance past the 300+ margin.
The slogan was extensively used in roadshows and campaigns of the Congress party even as the ruling SP was mired in a factional crisis of its own.
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