Mumbai: Ahead of Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, on Monday said that an SP government is necessary for Uttar Pradesh to remove the ‘bull and bulldozer’ from the state.
Speaking to media persons on the sidelines of a private event in Pratapgarh, Yadav said, “A Samajwadi Party-led government is necessary to remove the bull and bulldozer from the state. Some people are realising their interests by dividing the country into the lines of religion, region and caste.”
Alleging that Samajwadi Party workers are being harassed by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Uttar Pradesh, Yadav claimed that false cases are being registered against SP workers.
The SP Chief took a jibe at CM Yogi Adityanath and said that he ‘does not know how to operate a mobile phone or a laptop’, referring to him as “mukhyamantri baba”. He added that the Yogi Adityanath government in the state is a dispensation of lies and it fools people.
“As a result, he will not give you laptops and mobile phones. This is a government of lies, and it fools people. Once the SP is voted to power in the state, the youth will get job opportunities,” he said.
Uttar Pradesh goes to the polls next year. Earlier, a report by TIMES NOW-Polstrat Opinion Poll has projected that the BJP is set to return to power with 239-245 seats in the UP Assembly polls 2022.
While the BJP will have a majority in the 403-seat Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly, the Samajwadi Party is likely to finish a distant second with 119-125 seats.