Continuing with his anti-Modi tirade, Mulayam said: “Today I am here to list out Modi-ji’s lies. And you all must give an apt reply to him. In 2003, he had promised Gujarat a metro rail project, where is it? We had promised metro for which construction work began within two years of the formation of the SP government. Modi talks about development of Gujarat. Where is that development?”
Referring to a promise outlined in the SP’s poll manifesto, he promised: “From July onwards, the entire education in UP will be made free.”
He once again said the third front that would form the next government and the SP would be its largest component.
Mulayam’s decision to contest from Azamgarh, apart from his traditional Mainpuri seat, is being viewed as a tactic to neutralise the Modi effect in eastern Uttar Pradesh.
Sitting BJP MP Ramakant Yadav also filed his nomination on Tuesday and supporters of both the leaders had a brief stand-off as well.