Mumbai: Reacting to Union Home Minister Amit Shah‘s statement that the CAA would not be withdrawn, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav said on Tuesday that it reflected intolerance as the BJP “wants to crush people from its majority road roller.”
Taking a dig at the BJP, the former UP CM said that the saffron party was recognizing “intolerance” as its own.
PTI quoted Yadav saying, “Playing with the basic principles of democracy, the BJP is moving ahead with intolerance to build its identity. Shah’s assertion that he will implement the CAA at any cost shows that the government will retain its majority K wants to crush people with a road roller,” Yadav said in a statement here.
Akhilesh also claimed that the BJP was getting unpopular due to “anti-people policies”.
He said, “Due to the anti-people policies of the people, the BJP is becoming unpopular among the people. Protests are going on vigorously against the CAA and NRC, due to which the BJP has focused on the Janjagaran rallies and such programs.”
The SP chief said that Shah’s address in Lucknow “showed his frustration” over it and that his party would not let the BJP-RSS agenda run in the country. He alleged that BJP leaders have ignored people’s interest and aspirations due to their arrogance and pride. Citing a report, he said that in 2016, 1.6 million jobs are going to end in the country.
He said that according to the National Crime Records Bureau, 35 unemployed and 36 self-employed persons committed suicide every day in 2018. He claimed that 26,085 people lost their lives in both categories. 1,34,516 people were hanged in the country, including 10,346 farmers.
The BJP does not have intentions to solve the problems of people and that is why it has brought the CAA to divert the attention of people, he claimed.