Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav hit out at the BJP on Tuesday, asking the party to tell the people what it did for them in the nearly three years that it has been in power at the Centre.
Yadav, who addressed seven rallies in Farrukhabad, Kannauj and Hardoi, said the first phase of the Uttar Pradesh assembly election has led to increase in the blood pressure of BJP leaders.
They (BJP leaders) will be hospitalised by the time the election enters the third phase, he added.
In Kannauj, Akhilesh said Prime Minister Narendra Modi kept doing his ‘Mann Ki Baat’ but could never understand the feelings of the common people.
“People were forced into long queues in the name of ‘achche din’ (better days),” he said, referring to the government’s demonetisation move.
In Hardoi, the Samajwadi Party chief predicted hospitalisation of BJP leaders by the third phase of polling.
Attacking the BJP government at the Centre, he said it wasn’t clearing ‘no objection certificates’ (NOCs) for Metro projects in Uttar Pradesh.
“Just give us the NOC, we will take the Prime Minister whereever he wants to go on Metro,” he said.
His comment was a reaction to Modi’s barb in Lakhimpur Kheri on Monday where he had invited the chief minister to take a ride with him on the Lucknow Metro, alluding to the fact that the project was inaugurated despite being incomplete.
Akhilesh said the Samajwadi Party’s alliance with the Congress had added “extra speed” to the cycle (his party symbol).
Once the alliance forms a government in the state, he said he will find a way to give permanent employment to ‘rozgar sevaks’ (daily wagers), he said.