Launching a direct attack on the ruling Samajwadi Party (SP), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Sunday accused the former of depriving the people of Uttar Pradesh from getting benefits of the Centre sponsored welfare schemes. Speaking at the second leg of the Parivartan Yatra held in Jhansi, aiming to cover all 403 constituencies in the next 50 days, Shah said “The Samajwadi Party (SP) has been depriving the people of Uttar Pradesh from accessing welfare schemes sponsored by the Central government.”
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Shah thanked the people for giving mandate to the BJP in forming the government at the Centre. He said only the BJP can bring Uttar Pradesh on the path of development.
“BJP is the only party which is capable of providing development and corruption free environment in Uttar Pradesh,” Shah said. Criticising the stand taken by Congress, Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) on polygamy and tripple talaq, Shah asked them to be honest in expressing their views instead of politicising the issue.
“SP, BSP and Congress must come clear with their stand on the issues related to the protection of rights of the Muslim women,” he said. Union Minister and Jhansi MP Uma Bharti, Home Minister Rajnath Singh and several other prominent leaders of BJP were present in the rally. Shah flagged off the first ‘Parivartan yatra’ from Saharanpur on Saturday.
This Yatra will pass through entire Bundelkhand before entering Kannauj, Mainpuri, Jaswant Nagar, Badaun and Firozabad — all strongholds of leaders of ruling SP’s first family. The final leg of the Parivartan Rath Yatra would be concluded on December 24 at Lucknow where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a mega rally.