Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh Yadav on Thursday referred to BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi as a leader whose hands were stained with blood and said no government at the Centre could be formed without his party’s support.
Addressing a massive rally in Ramnagar, eastern UP, on Thursday, Yadav said: “Everyone knows about Narendra Modi’s role during the Gujarat riots (of 2002). His hands are stained with the blood of innocent people killed.”
The SP supremo also accused Modi of asking him not to visit Ahmedabad after the riots.
“I personally met riot victims. Women had injuries on their private parts.”
“How could such a leader compete with the SP and make a comment on Mulayam Singh Yadav and Azam Khan (Yadav’s colleague),” Yadav asked.
The SP chief came down hard on the BJP also. “The BJP only spreads rumours. So people must beware of the BJP.”
The Congress too was not spared. “In the Lok Sabha most of the time we discussed scams and increasing prices. The Congress government has failed to check scams and inflation.”
Listing his party’s achievements, the SP chief said: “In a short tenure of two years, the SP government has fulfilled most of the promises it made in its election manifesto.”
“We waived farmers’ loans and provided free irrigation facilities to them. The SP government is an ideal government and ‘Janta ki sarkar’.”
Commenting on the negative reporting on his party in a section of the media, the SP chief said the public was too intelligent and it understood everything.