Mulayam Singh Yadav is against SP-Congress alliance: Rajnath Singh
Etawah: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said that the Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav was against the pre-poll alliance between SP and Congress.
While addressing a rally at Mulayam Singh Yadav's stronghold Etawah district, he said, "Mulayam Singh is against the pact and is deeply hurt with the decision of his son Akhilesh Yadav. He has not started campaigning for his own party yet due to the same reason."
Launching an attack on Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, Rajnath Singh said, "Akhilesh in his own speech had claimed that his uncle (Shivpal Yadav) did not let him develop the Uttar Pradesh."
Pointing out his government's achievements in the recent past, he said that our Army carried out surgical strike across the Line of Control (LoC) successfully and also implemented demonetisation. He, however, accepted that people had to suffer a little due to the note ban but assured that the November 8 decision of the government will strengthen the economy of the country.
Indirectly taking jibe at Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, he said, "A young Congress leader had queued up to withdraw Rs 4,000 during the period of demonetisation and on new year, left for an abroad trip. Can anyone go for a foreign trip with just Rs 4,000?"
He blamed the SP of forgetting their principles as the party founder Mulayam has been removed from the leadership. He further claimed that the BJP was going to form a majority government in the state.
He appealed the people of the three constituencies of the district to cast their votes for the BJP candidates (Sarita Bhadoria from Etawah Sadar, Savitri Katheria from Bharthana and Manish Yadav from Jswantnagar).
It may be mentioned here that Etawah is bound to go for polls in the third phase of elections on February 19.