Uttar Pradesh News, UP Election 2022 Highlights: Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that the BJP will win more than 325 seats if the saffron party strengthens itself at the booth level. “The medical college in Etah was inaugurated by Prime Minister Modi a few days back. Under the leadership of our PM, we successfully fought with coronavirus. I want to know where were the Congress party, BSP and SP were when the state was suffering during Covid,” the CM said while addressing party workers at Etah.
After Prime Minister Narendra Modi took potshots at the Samajwadi Party while inaugurating the Saryu Nahar National Project, Akhilesh Yadav hit back swiftly, questioning the ruling BJP’s use of non-political platforms for campaign purposes.
“Has any political party used buses like this in the past? Have any District Collectors written letters asking for buses and people to be arranged like this… these are all political rallies that are happening. Has the BJP managed to hold any actual political rallies till now?” Yadav asked.
Yadav responded to PM Modi via a press conference in Lucknow, at which he jumped on the BJP’s catchphrase for this election — fark saaf hai (the difference is clear) — to hit back. “The BJP is about to complete five years in power… but they have not even had time to look at their ‘sankalp patra’ (manifesto). They are spending more in ads, banners, hoardings… They talk of employment and investment… how many MoUs have translated into something on ground,” he added.
PM Modi inaugurated the project in Balrampur on Saturday. Speaking about the recent chopper crash which killed CDS General Bipin Rawat and 12 others, Modi said, “India is in mourning but despite being in pain, neither do we stop our pace nor our development. India won’t stop. India won’t be at a standstill. Together, we Indians will work hard and face every challenge inside & outside the country.”