Cong uses CBI to target rivals,says Akhilesh

After Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav,his son and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday launched a blistering attack on the Congress,alleging that anybody who does not act according to its wishes faces “persecution” through CBI.

Written by Press Trust Of India | Allahabad | Published: March 31, 2013 2:17 am

After Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav,his son and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday launched a blistering attack on the Congress,alleging that anybody who does not act according to its wishes faces “persecution” through CBI.

Akhilesh also claimed that the Congress-led UPA will suffer heavily in the next Lok Sabha elections due to “widespread dissatisfaction” among the people of the country.

Talking to reporters here on the sidelines of a function,Akhilesh,however,made it clear that the Samajwadi Party will “continue to support the UPA government to keep communal forces at bay” even as he asserted “we are fully prepared for the elections,whenever they take place”.

Asked about Mulayam’s statement that elections could take place as early as November this year,the Akhilesh said the “political developments and media reports hint at such a possibility”.

On Friday,Mulayam had told reporters,“Congress used to take support by threatening. I supported the United Progressive Alliance government in bad times but Congress has put Central Bureau of Investigation after me.”

To the BJP’s charge that the SP,by supporting the UPA,was acting under pressure fearing CBI action against some of its top leaders,Akhilesh evaded a direct reply but said “it is a fact that anybody who does not act according to the wishes of the Congress party,faces persecution through CBI”.

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