Vikas Rath Yatra: Akhilesh Yadav’s rath breaks down after just one km into state-wide campaign

The Vikas Rath Yatra was flagged off by party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 3, 2016 7:04 pm
Lucknow: Samajwadi Party Vikash Rath at Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's residence in Lucknow on Tuesday. Rath Yatra begins from November 3. PTI Photo by Nand Kumar(PTI11_1_2016_000165B) Samajwadi Party Vikash Rath at Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav’s residence in Lucknow on Tuesday. (file photo/PTI)

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav’s rath broke down after just one kilometer into his state-wide ‘Vikas Rath Yatra’ campaign. Efforts are on to repair the hi-tech Mercedes Benz rath. Earlier on Thursday morning, Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav flagged off his ‘Vikas Rath Yatra’. Before hitting the road, Akhilesh thanked Mulayam and said that time has come for the party to return to power.  “I want to thank Mulayam Singh Yadav ji for flagging off the event,” the chief minister said, adding, “This UP election will change national politics.”

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“This is the time to again come to power. People have been scheming against our party but we did not move,” he added. He expressed happiness that the next generation is ready to carry forward the party ideology. Party state president Shivpal Yadav, who was also in attendance, extended his wishes to Akhilesh and expressed confidence in the party returning to power. “”I wish to extend my good wishes to Akhilesh and tell him that SP will come to power again in UP,” Shivpal said. He added that the party’s mission in Uttar Pradesh is to not allow the BJP to come into power.

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Before the start of the event, two sets of party workers clashed at the venue. As the workers came to blows, a few were seen using the party flag to attack their opponents. As per reports, more than 3,000 vehicles will be a part of the Akhilesh’s cavalcade. This is the third such election campaign organised Akhilesh since 2001-2002 and this year’s event is important because of the growing rift within the party. The infighting among party leaders came to the fore after the chief minister sacked his uncle Shivpal from his Cabinet.

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First Published on: November 3, 2016 10:19 am
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    Misra
    Nov 3, 2016 at 8:50 am
    When you strive to do great things for people , small glitches do go hand in hand. Let's focus on positivity.
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      SubbuI
      Nov 3, 2016 at 5:58 am
      YES. WE TOTALLY AGREE WITH THE VIEW THAT BJP NOT ONLY MUST BE DEFEATED IN U.P EMBLY ELCTIONS BUT ALSO COMING OTHER EMLY ELECTIONS AS WELL AS IN 2019 LOK SABA ELECTIONS. OTHER WISE THIS lt;br/gt;"BHARAT JALAV PARTY WITH ITS AKAR RSS SANGHIS WILL DESTROY AND DISINTEGRATE OUR GREAT NATION IN TO VARIUS PARTS JUST LIKE KASHMIR WHICH IS ON THE VERGE OF COLLAPSE DUE TO THE ILL CONCEIVED AND INEPT POLICY HANDLING OFTHE PRESENT ISSUES BY NALAYAK NMODI. lt;br/gt;IF PESENT STATUS CONTINUE IN KASMIR SUCH AS 3 MONTHS CURFEW. 500 BLINDINGS AND NORE THAN 100 DEATHS WITH THISAND INJURED.AND IN ADDITION MORE THAN 30 SCHOOLS BURNT AND MORE SCHOOLS BEINB BURNTlt;br/gt;IT CAN END WITH A LIMB NOT TRAETED FOR WOUNDS GETS GANGRENE AND RESULTING GETTING AMPUTED. IS NALAYAK NMODI IS AWARE OF SUCH PIBLITY OR ONLY WILL LISTEN SANGHI RAM MADAV FOR HIS EXPERT ADVICE?
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      1. V
        Vikas
        Nov 3, 2016 at 7:21 am
        Best CM Akhilesh
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          Anti-corruption
          Nov 3, 2016 at 7:30 am
          Hahaahahahahahaa..What a joke.Vikas Yatra bus itself is not viksit, how can he make UP a Vikaas Rajya???
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            vijay
            Nov 3, 2016 at 9:32 am
            Enroute to make the world a better place, it is a good idea to get small things right,like checking the battery cables and fuel level, for instane, would help.
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              vijay
              Nov 3, 2016 at 9:35 am
              Nothing wrong in aiming high,as they say,you jump at the moon ,might reach the tree tops! right?
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                Brahm Gaur
                Nov 3, 2016 at 7:58 am
                It ended before it started. That shows how much Vikas SP has done?
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                  ASHOK KUMAR
                  Nov 3, 2016 at 8:10 am
                  Modi has decided to adopt Akhilesh as his son, if Mulayam legally disowns him. This is good for the country , because we can have Modi Jr. as next PM.
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                    Himanshu Chaudhary
                    Nov 3, 2016 at 8:38 am
                    Do no Vikas for 5 years. As the elections approaches, do a "Vikas yatra". Nice strategy. Unfortunate part is these things work since most of the electorate is uneducated and incapable of forming opinions of their own.
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                      jaya
                      Nov 3, 2016 at 7:05 am
                      if their mission is to be anti BJP and anti Modi in order to get muslim votes why did they name their rath as VIKAS rath yatra?
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                        kamath Ramesh
                        Nov 3, 2016 at 11:30 am
                        Let SP journey be riddled with snags till the election and bjp come to power for next 10 years to control the law and order situation and bring devp in the state
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                          KK.
                          Nov 3, 2016 at 7:43 am
                          Without father's blessings NO rath will proceed, son should Understand.
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                            Manohar Sharma
                            Nov 3, 2016 at 1:29 pm
                            "UPSHAGUN" for Pariwarwadi Party. Good "SHAGUN" for BJP.
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                              R.Mehta
                              Nov 3, 2016 at 3:47 pm
                              It appears that while provding all facilities in the high tech rath /bus ,technicians etc . forgot to take a trial run and see ,if there is any attention/ service required for smooth running of the vehicle.Hopefully the problem will be taken care of by the service staff of the manufacturer and the vehicle will have smooth run thereafter .
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                                minutha karkera
                                Nov 3, 2016 at 8:09 am
                                Bad omen has already started flop,show only BJP only modi
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                                  minutha karkera
                                  Nov 3, 2016 at 8:10 am
                                  Only BJP sir one,will,vote for useless party
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                                    Vihari Naidu
                                    Nov 3, 2016 at 9:46 am
                                    I blame Amar Singh
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                                      Rahul
                                      Nov 3, 2016 at 7:00 am
                                      A perfect example for negative agenda which says, elect us to stop so-and-so, and not to do anything constructive. People will see through such negativity and opportunism.
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                                        David
                                        Nov 3, 2016 at 5:51 am
                                        Father and Son drama. Father's aim CMship for son through staged conundrum.
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                                          Ravi Shankar
                                          Nov 3, 2016 at 7:07 am
                                          God has given a clear indication of things to come for SP and Akhilesh.lt;br/gt;Ab ki baar BJP sarkar
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                                            Ravi Shankar
                                            Nov 3, 2016 at 7:08 am
                                            Subu.......gabbu
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