I came in between Akhilesh and Rahul, says UP CM Yogi Adityanath
New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath turned sarcastic over Akhilesh Yadav and Rahul Gandhi, at his farewell speech, stating that he has come in between the two leaders which made them face defeat in the Uttar Pradesh assembly election 2017.
The BJP firebrand leader stated that he is a year younger than Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and a year older than the former UP CM Akhilesh Yadav. He, thus, said that he has come in between the two leaders who joined hands to win UP.
Launching the sarcastic attack on the alliance (SP-Congress) which could not come to power in the state, Yogi stated, “I am 44, one year younger than Rahul Gandhi and a year older than Akhilesh Yadav. I come in between them, might be why they failed."
Yogi says PM is an icon:
- PM Modi has set up credible government.
- He set an example in the world and emerged as an icon.
- Many parties made Dalits a vote bank, capitalised on their plight, but PM Modi realised an AIIMS in Gorakhpur.
- I also thank Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for breathing new life into our country's economy.
- India witnessed a record growth after noteban.
- I want to thank the PM for laying foundation stone for the fertiliser factory in Gorakhpur.
Yogi Promises to change UP into a dream state:
- I am happy that I have been picked to serve the people of Uttar Pradesh.
- I invite parliamentarians to visit UP which would soon be the PM's dream state.
- The new government of Uttar Pradesh will work on principles set by PM Modi.
- In the two and half years, the centre gave Rs. 2.5 lakh funds to UttarPradesh but only a fraction of it was used.
- The people's mandate is a slap on the face of those who have stifled the growth of Uttar Pradesh.
Yogi on his work in Gorakhpur:
- I worked for all sections of society without any discrimination.
- Eastern India always used to be left behind in development.
- I used to shout in the Parliament for the schemes that could have benefited the UPiites. We had complained about closed factories and industries but no one used to listen to us when BJP was not in power.
- In 1998, a minister told me that he had stopped going to Gorakhpur after bombs were hurled at his rally. In the last 15 years, we have changed that situation.
Yogi Adityanath was speaking in Lok Sabha during his last speech as Member of Parliament before he offered his resignation on Tuesday.