Akhilesh launches Samajwadi Party ‘smartphone yojana’, takes a dig at PM Modi

Akhilesh took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the event and said that the 'achhe din' had not reached Uttar Pradesh in last 2.5 years.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 10, 2016 3:57 pm
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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday launched the Samajwadi Party smart phone yojana in Lucknow. Akhilesh addressed the people and media at the event and unveiled the scheme. The state government has launched a website where people can register to be enrolled under the scheme. Under the smart phone yojana, Samajwadi Party will be offering free smartphones to any individual who is above 18 years of age and has passed class 10th. A PIL was also filed in the Allahabad HC challenging the launch of the scheme but was later dismissed by the court on August 6.


Akhilesh took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the event and said that the ‘achhe din’ had not reached Uttar Pradesh in last 2.5 years. He added that the Rs 9,000 crore allotted by Central government to the state were not yet released by Niti Ayog.

Later, while speaking with the media about PM Modi’s scheduled ‘ravan dahan’ program in Lucknow on Tuesday, Akhilesh said that ‘Ravan effigy would have been burnt in Bihar if the elections were to be held there’. Uttar Pradesh will go into polling in 2017.

Speaking on the demands for bifurcation of Uttar Pradesh, Akhilesh said: “tomorrow will you say that India is too big, let us divide it?”

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  1. V
    Oct 10, 2016 at 1:44 pm
    Akhilesh is working Style is wonderful.Anyone can observe this from the pace of Lucknow metro...this is fastest ever built metro anywhere in the world....
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    Vikas yadav
    Oct 10, 2016 at 9:25 am
    best CM of India....
  3. A
    Oct 10, 2016 at 12:47 pm
    There no wrong with Rahul hi's comment regarding surgical strikes. Modi is a cleaver leader who knows how each issue can be used for political gain. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt; In UPA earlier congress government too had conducted such attacks against stan based militants though no reports came out or published.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;But the condition has change now, Where Congress failed to use those victories for political gain here BJP used it for their election strategy. Blaming BJP for that is vain , instead Congress too must learn how to use this type of propaa for political mileage.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Congress and other parties never get an opportunity in coming UP election. BJP is in high tone, No power can stop them !
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    Anuj kumar
    Oct 13, 2016 at 8:33 am
    Smart phone samajbadi party yojna
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    Anuj kumar
    Oct 13, 2016 at 8:34 am
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    Atul Sharma
    Oct 10, 2016 at 10:09 am
    Please try to generate jobs for people of UP. All the Industrial belts are dead, This would be appreciable. Stop fooling around like Shri AK.
  7. D
    Oct 10, 2016 at 2:28 pm
    He knows this is last .
  8. N
    Oct 10, 2016 at 12:15 pm
    cong, sp, bsp, etc only keep harping about what central govt did not do...not a word about what they did...lt;br/gt;seriously are they beggars??
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