With bells ringing for polls in UP, the state’s issues turned into one of the dominant themes in the debate in Parliament on President’s speech on Monday.
Congress chief whip Jyotiraditya Scindia slammed the BJP for raking up the Ram Temple and the triple talaq issues whenever there are elections in Uttar Pradesh. “But the people will give them (BJP) a befitting reply on March 11,” he said.
Culture minister Mahesh Sharma took potshots at Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav and BSP chief Mayawati while talking about Modi government’s development agenda.
“One Netaji says Muslims are with me. Some Behen ji says they are with us. These people can’t let the country grow,” referring to the vote-bank politics of SP and BSP in UP.
Sharma even spoke about “Ganga Jamuni tehzeeb underlining the local UP term that speaks of confluence of Hindu and Muslim culture.
While the minister referred to the electrification of UP villages under Modi, his party colleague from UP’s Bhadohi, Virendra Singh dubbed Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and UP CM Akhilesh Yadav’s joint rallies as “films”. Trinamool Congress leader Saugata Roy raked up the train accidents in UP.