RECALLING DEVELOPMENT work initiated by the Samajwadi Party government in the State, cine star turned politician Jayaprada appealed to the electorate to exercise their franchise in favour of Samajwadi Party (SP) candidates in the civic body election in Varanasi.
Addressing a public meet here at Sanatan Dharm Inter College on Saturday, SP MP from Rampur, Jayprada said that the State government had ensured all round development across the State.
“ Non-Samajwadi Party governments headed by the Congress, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) did nothing for the development of common people in Uttar Pradesh”, Jayaprada alleged, and added that the Samajwadi Party government took care of the youths, handicapped, elderly persons and girls in the State.
“It is essential to ensure victory of the Samajwadi Party candidates in the local body election for development work at local level”, she said and criticised the BJP for poor condition of roads in Varanasi.
She appealed to the people to ensure victory of Samajwadi Party’s mayoral candidate Kanahiya Lal Gupta for the development and beautification of Kashi (Varanasi).
Clad in a light colour saree and sporting sun glasses, Jayaprada said she always felt happy to come to Varanasi as it was the land of music and dance.
She also paid tribute to noted shehnai maestro and Bharat Ratna Ustad Bismillah Khan.
Prominent among those who were present on the occasion included State Ministers Virendra Singh, Kailash Nath Chaurasia and Ram Govind Chaudhary, chairman of Gau-Sewa Ayog Dr KP Singh Yadav, Dr Umashankar Yadav, SP MLA Rabia Kalam, Surendra Patel, Rakesh Jain and Rajendra Trivedi.