Uttar Pradesh polls: Akhilesh Yadav ‘the best candidate available today’, says Ram Jethmalani

"I believe that Akhilesh is the best candidate available today. I work for him. I will work for him till the end. At least the stupid actions of the father (Mulayam) have already been neutralised," he said.

By: PTI | Bhopal | Updated: February 20, 2017 2:02 pm
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Eminent lawyer and MP Ram Jethmalani on Friday said that Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav was “the best candidate available today”. “I believe that Akhilesh is the best candidate available today. I work for him. I will work for him till the end. At least the stupid actions of the father (Mulayam) have already been neutralised,” the former Union Minister said, speaking to reporters in Bhopal.

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“I believe the people of India are today wiser, they will not return the crooks back to power. I wish Akhilesh will succeed,” he said, answering questions on UP elections. “He (Akhilesh) is clean,” Jethmalani said, adding that he was expected to win. “This defeat (apparently referring to possible setback to BJP) in UP will be a conclusive prediction of what is going to happen in 2019,” said the Rajya Sabha member from Bihar.

Asked to comment on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s whirlwind election campaign, Jethmalani said, “He is worse, worse, worse. He doesn’t mean anything.” About the Assembly elections in Punjab, he said Aam Aadmi Party was expected to win.

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First Published on: February 17, 2017 6:37 pm
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    CMVikram
    Feb 17, 2017 at 3:45 pm
    Ram Jethmalani is like Advani. They don't want to retire. They will support any one who will give them a microphone and a stage.
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      Henotipa
      Feb 17, 2017 at 9:50 pm
      Ram Jethmalani. If he had continued in BJP, then a Bhakt I would have wound my doggy tail and kept quiet!
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        Romik
        Feb 17, 2017 at 4:52 pm
        Ram ram jethmalani! RAm Ram
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          Subba
          Feb 18, 2017 at 3:20 am
          When an Indian lawyer says a politician is clean, then it is very clear that it is not his personal opinion. It is his professional opinion.
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            haroon
            Feb 18, 2017 at 12:15 pm
            Please do not take these comments lightly Mr Jethmalani is a seasoned politician and moreover an elite lawyer much experienced and an elderly citizen of this country. lt;br/gt;May his observations come true.
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              AK
              Feb 17, 2017 at 7:38 pm
              So he has ultimately spoken. What does he say about demontiization ?
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                Bodan
                Feb 17, 2017 at 4:37 pm
                This insane man will never stop talking nonsense out of jealousy as he was kicked out of BJP.
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                  bha patel
                  Feb 17, 2017 at 7:39 pm
                  Very true. Better than corrupt modi
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                    Champa Bai
                    Feb 17, 2017 at 3:39 pm
                    jethmalani is in his last leg......ignore this f%^%tard
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                      ASHOK KUMAR
                      Feb 17, 2017 at 2:18 pm
                      A crooked person called Ram Jethamalani who fights false cases of VIPs by charging crores is giving good character and bad character certificates to others.
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                        Genaro
                        Feb 17, 2017 at 7:47 pm
                        Of course more educated than the chaiwala
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                          harun
                          Feb 18, 2017 at 12:03 am
                          Fair esment.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Who else ,you have none in BJP.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Look at Mayavati,if Jaya can be convicted were is Mayavati Case any different
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                            HR
                            Feb 17, 2017 at 8:17 pm
                            Burnol is flying off shelves fast , get it while it lasts. Yes ofcourse, it will all come along and settle down as it should be. Bottomline is that communal forces should be kept out of UP like in Bihar. Bharatiya Danga Party wants to communalize UP polls by instigating Danga and then fetch communally charged votes had already set lose Dangais sangeet som, Saksi Minaj, Vinay katya, dhongi adityanath, suresh rana etc more star Dangais to follow, yes Ofcourse but with a small caveat though, with a gun on people's head, after taking all their money and disposing of its own money. That's how BDP roll, so gangsta. PM Modi then wants to jump to a podium and do name calling and mudslinging. Yes Ofcourse but with a small caveat though, he want to do this with his signature bizzare hand gestures. Biggest name calla and biggest mud slinga. He then wants to seize all black money, yes Ofcourse with a small caveat though, he wants to do this by short cut of demonetisation. Biggest hoax pulla. PM Modi then wants to pour cow mutra down people's throat and apply cow gober on people's face for best shade results. He then wants people to buy patanjali product only using digital transaction, yes Ofcourse with a small caveat though, with a gun on people's head. ..!
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                              Jemma Thomas
                              Feb 18, 2017 at 1:27 am
                              He is insane and time to check him in to geriatric unit for life.
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                                kiran ajwalia
                                Feb 17, 2017 at 3:03 pm
                                Akhilesh is worst, modi the best
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                                  KP Pillai
                                  Feb 18, 2017 at 1:22 am
                                  His predictions are like cloud in sky !!
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                                    Manu USA
                                    Feb 17, 2017 at 6:18 pm
                                    He is mad.
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                                      Mahender Goriganti
                                      Feb 17, 2017 at 8:40 pm
                                      Paid old troller and spent wastage of Hindustan, ignore. Just pay attention to save Hindustan
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                                        rajan
                                        Feb 17, 2017 at 10:44 pm
                                        Salute sir, work for to get rid feku the criminal
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                                          An Observer
                                          Feb 17, 2017 at 7:23 pm
                                          What an idi*t! This man is really mad. Indian media has no credibilty as it doesn't know how to work and how to be honest.
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                                            Singhdendu
                                            Feb 17, 2017 at 5:03 pm
                                            At least he quit unlike the other members of Margdarshak Mandali to be his own man. He has never minced his words.Shatrughna Sinha of UP.
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