THE BJP on Wednesday said that the “high voltage drama” in the Samajwadi Party first family is designed to divert attention from the failures of the Akhilesh Yadav government. The party’s national secretary Shrikant Sharma said that the feud in the Yadav family is a “fixed match”.
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“Akhilesh Yadav has failed on all fronts. The high voltage drama we are all seeing is a scripted event to ensure that the media and public do not pay attention to his failures,” he said.
Referring to Akhilesh addressing BSP chief Mayawati as ‘bua (aunt)’, Sharma said both SP and BSP have ignored each other’s corruption, with the “nephew covering up for the aunt and vice versa”.
The BJP leader used a high court order rapping the Uttar Pradesh government for its failures in the health sector to hit out at the SP, BSP and Congress. “The state’s health has deteriorated but the wealth of the Yadav first family, the Congress first family and that of Mayawati and her relatives has steadily increased,” Sharma said.
He said there are only 2,905 primary health centres in the state and there is a shortage of 1,288 such centres. He added that against the requirement of 3,092 specialist doctors, only 484 were available and that 14,291 of 20,521 sub-centres did not have health workers.
He said that while the average load on a hospital is 61,000 people across the country, it is 2.5 lakh in Uttar Pradesh. If the Chief Minister had any morality left, he would have resigned, Sharma said, adding that only BJP is capable of providing education, health and other facilities to the people of the state. “People have rejected the Akhilesh Yadav government in their minds. They will do so formally in the elections,” he said.
Meanwhile, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said BJP would not “fish in troubled waters” of UP and dismissed as “totally false” the allegation that his party had a hand in fueling the ongoing feud in the SP.
He claimed SP is suffering from its own internal bickering, infights, family trouble, and is not able to control its own leaders and “it’s a battle within the family for supremacy.”