Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday sought to ridicule Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s road shows, saying these were bound to fail like the earlier ones and would lead him “somewhere else”.
“Ek road show kiya, wo fail ho gaya.. Ek aur karne ja rahe hain, wo bhi fail hoga, phir ek aur karenge... Ab road show karte karte kahin aur nikal jayenge... (A road show was done...it failed. He is doing one more... it will also fail and then again a road show will be held...Now he will go somewhere else by doing his road show),” Akhilesh said at a poll rally in Sonbhadra.
Akhilesh was referring to PM Modi’s roadshow in Varanasi on Saturday and the one which was held on Sunday.
The BJP said the one held on Saturday was not a road show and the PM had gone for a ‘darshan’ in Kashi Vishwanath and other temples.
Attacking the BJP, Akhilesh said that despite his open challenge to the PM to enlist his three years’ work done for UP, he was yet to divulge them.
“People of the state had given the BJP maximum MPs. Which big work have they (BJP) done for you people? They formed their government and got their PM by showing dreams to the people but the people got nothing in return.”
On demonetisation, Akhilesh said it ruined the entire country and forced the people to stand in queue.
“I want to know from the PM, how many capitalists are ‘pareshan’ (perturbed) with him. You do Mann ki Baat on radio and TV but when will you do the ‘kaam ki baat’,” he asked.
“You (PM) have visited the entire world, but what have you got for the people here,” he added.
Attacking the BSP, Akhilesh said, “Though she is my ‘bua’ (paternal aunt), she is adept at celebrating rakshabandan with the BJP and cautioned people to beware of her party.”
“In her (Mayawati’s) over one-and-a-half-hour speech, people used to sleep in their chairs. She is saying she would not build memorials and parks and do the development work.. who will trust her.. She has installed her own statues while still being alive.”
On the SP alliance with the Congress, Akhilesh said, “It is the alliance of two youths. It will change the politics of the state and the country. I have forged strong friendship (with the Congress), you all help its candidates also”.