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UP election: Akhilesh Yadav to address election rallies in Meerut today

“The Prime Minister is saying there is a storm of BJP but we Samajwadis know how to ride a cycle against the wind,” he said at a rally in Uttar Pradesh’s Sitapur on Monday.

assembly elections Updated: Feb 07, 2017 10:26 IST
Uttar Pradesh state Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav waves to the crowd during a joint election rally with the Congress party vice president Rahul Gandhi in Agra on February 3, 2017.
Uttar Pradesh state Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav waves to the crowd during a joint election rally with the Congress party vice president Rahul Gandhi in Agra on February 3, 2017. (AFP Photo)

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav will on Tuesday address election rallies in Meerut.

Akhilesh on Monday replied to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remark that the UP CM fears he might be blown away in Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) storm, saying the Samajwadi Party members know how to ride a “cycle against the wind”.

“The Prime Minister is saying there is a storm of BJP but we Samajwadis know how to ride a cycle against the wind,” he said at a rally in Uttar Pradesh’s Sitapur on Monday.

Prime Minister Modi had in Aligarh earlier on February 5 said: “And when the wind is so strong, even a young leader cannot face it and seeks help of anything ...even a pole...but this time BJP ‘aandhi’ (storm) is so strong that the chief minister fears that he might be blown off... The people of Uttar Pradesh want change and justice.”

Akhilesh listed the achievements of his government and said that more development will take place if SP returns to power.

Slamming the BJP, Akhilesh said: “This party made people stand in queues outside banks ... Many poor people lost their lives but BJP did not come to their rescue. It was the Samajwadi Party government that announced financial aid of Rs. two lakh for the families of such people.”

On the Samajwadi Party-Congress poll alliance, the chief minister said “It accelerated the pace of Samajwadi Party’s cycle... We did not act like a miser friend. We gave a good number of seats to Congress.”