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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    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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