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Mulayam daughter-in-law praises Modi’s Swachh Bharat campaign

When it was pointed out that the Samajwadi Party is politically pitted against Modi, Aparna said Modi is no longer confined to the BJP.

Written by Mohd Faisal Fareed | Lucknow | Updated: November 14, 2014 12:56 am
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Differing from Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav’s views, Mulayam Singh Yadav’s daughter-in-law Aparna Yadav has has come out in favour of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’, saying that Modi is the country’s Prime Minister and cannot be confined only to the BJP anymore.

“It is a good initiative by Modi. Everyone should be concerned about cleanliness. But, there should be a proper module for implementing the campaign,” Aparna Yadav told The Indian Express.

Aparna, who is the wife of Akhilesh’s younger brother Prateek, had also supported the campaign while attending an Akhil Bhartiya Adhikar Sangthan seminar in Lucknow on Wednesday. “I had said the same thing during the seminar when I was asked by some journalists. I attended the programme as a social worker,” she said.

When it was pointed out that the Samajwadi Party is politically pitted against Modi, Aparna said Modi is no longer confined to the BJP. “He is the PM for whole country,” she said.

Aparna said she is aware that her remarks will put Akhilesh in tight spot, since several of his ministers have ridiculed the campaign, but said she had the right to differ from the party’s view. “I am part of the family not the party. I have my own standing as a social worker,” she said.

She, however, denied media reports claiming that she had countered the Akhilesh government on various occasions, including in her stand on 1090 women’s helpline, a brain child of Akhilesh Yadav. She had reportedly stated that police control room number 100 is better than 1090.

The activist also had her own suggestions for the campaign: “Only symbolic cleanliness will not go a long way. There should be a proper module, a detailed project report about managing the cleanliness work in cities which also brings more employment”.

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    AAM AADMI
    Nov 13, 2014 at 8:05 pm
    AAP supports Samajwadi Party in this time of stress
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      AAM AADMI
      Nov 13, 2014 at 8:04 pm
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        Gaurav Singh
        Nov 14, 2014 at 5:19 am
        i kaam se...
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        1. kris kumar
          Nov 14, 2014 at 6:58 am
          I am a Modi fan and agree with Aparna that Modi Clean India initiative need to be handled in a more professional way and employment created. Proper cleaning facilities and transport for refuse and proper disposal is a must to achieve the object. Fixed dust bins must be supplied in crowded places. All houses need to have bins for recycling and collection. Training for bin collectors is a must. Educating the mind set of people that cleaning is not a dirty word. People like SRK whose views is that my mind is clean so I do not need to pick a broom gives the impression that he does not give a dam about dirty India as long his house is kept clean by the cleaner.
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          1. Jose John
            Nov 14, 2014 at 4:16 am
            she is right
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