Alleging that the Modi government was conspiring to scrap MGNREGA that ensures employment to the poor and deprived, the Congress claimed the Centre was trying to capitalise on the scheme with an eye on the 2017 Assembly polls in UP.
He was addressing a gathering at Colvin Taluqdars’ College in Lucknow, where he distributed 2,100 e-rickshaws. At the event, Modi was welcomed by slogans of “Jai Shri Ram’ and “mandir wahin banayenge”.
In a fresh trouble for Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav in the Lokayukta appointment case, Leader of Opposition Swami Prasad Maurya has “contradicted” his claim that he and the leader of opposition had “agreement on some of the names for consideration including that of Justice (retired) Virendra Singh.”
Akhilesh listed the infrastructure projects such as the metro rail network, Lucknow-Agra expressway, development of road network and construction of fly-overs in the state as some of the positives of his government.
Joshi, the Lucknow MLA, claimed that the hate campaign on Facebook, WhatsApp and other social networking platforms began soon after she took part in a debate on a news channel on construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya on December 23.
BJP has been making it a political issue since 1992 and try to take benefit of it before every election, so for the benefit of the country and its people, I said that instead of fighting it out, secular and intellectual Muslims should come forward and support construction of temple in Ayodhya as well as Mathura.