Reacting to the Brahmin conventions held by the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and the Samajwadi Party (SP) on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Parashuram,the BJP on Monday said both parties were using gimmicks to get political benefits by trying to divide the community on caste lines,instead of working for development.
Talking to reporters at state BJP headquarters,senior party leader and Lucknow MP Lalji Tandon said there was an unprecedented power crisis in the state and even the state capital is witnessing undeclared power cuts,but the successive governments led by the SP and the BSP have ignored the issues related to public and indulged in gimmickry.
Targeting the previous BSP government and present SP government,Tandon said there has not been an investment of even Rs 5 during the five-year BSP rule and only stones were erected in Lucknow.
Similar has been the situation in more than one year of the SP rule and no investment has come to the state. It is not sufficient to distribute laptops alone. More than 90 per cent of non-technical graduates are jobless in the state. The government is not even worried about generating jobs,providing electricity and generating the resources of water, Tandon said.
SP leaders son joins BJP
LUCKNOW: Former MP and Samajwadi Party candidate from Baghpat Lok Sabha seat Sompal Shashtris son Sandeep Chaudhary joined the BJP on Monday. State BJP president Laxmikant Bajpai said Chaudhary,who is a B Tech from IIT Delhi,and his wife Manisha have decided to join the party as workers and have not been given any assurance of ticket. Chaudhary,meanwhile,said he respected his father who is in the SP,but did not join the same party because of ideological differences.