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100 days in office: Yogi government pursuing politics of vigilantism, says Akhilesh Yadav

Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav said the government should not celebrate 100 days for they did not do anything that people could cheer about. The government have not even passed a budget yet. All that the BJP government has been doing is changing the names of our schemes to claim it as their own.

lucknow Updated: Jul 01, 2017 23:18 IST
Pankaj Jaiswal
“BJP government has scored two big zeros in its 1(00) days,” Yadav said.
“BJP government has scored two big zeros in its 1(00) days,” Yadav said.(HT Photo)

Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav used a Hindi proverb to term the Yogi Adityanath government a “non-performer” on the completion of its 100 days on Tuesday.

“Poot ke paaon paalney mein hi dikhtey hain. The coming events cast their shadow before they actually happen. The 100 days of non-performance indicates where this government is headed,” he said.

Shortly after chief minister Yogi Adityanath read out his government’s report card at a press conference on Tuesday, in an interview with Hindustan Times, Yadav said the government should not celebrate 100 days for they did not do anything that people could cheer about.

NO BUDGET YET

“They have not even passed a budget yet. New schemes need budgetary provisions but the government’s first budget is still awaited. All that the BJP government has been doing is changing the names of our schemes to claim it as their own,” he said.

BJP CHANGING NAMES OF SAMAJWADI PARTY’S SCHEMES

On Sunday, Akhilesh had twisted another Hindi proverb to attack the government. “Ram Ram japna, paraya kaam apna,” he tweeted to claim that the Yogi government had been using the SP government’s works to list its achievements.

“Even the 181 women helpline rescue vans that the CM flagged off the other day (on Saturday) existed during the SP government along with 1090 women powerline,” he said.

“The government has scored two big zeros in its 1(00) days,” Yadav quipped.

POT SHOTS AT CM

Taking pots shots at Yogi for reading out of the report card, Akhilesh said, “This government has one “padhney wale CM” and two “bolney wale mantri” (two ministers who are government spokesmen to speak on his behalf so that the CM does not make a mistake). Despite reading out, the CM made a mistake. He had announced dropping of Romeo word from the original ‘anti-Romeo drive’, but in his speech, he used the word ‘Romeo’.”

GOVERNMENT STEPS REGRESSIVE

“We developed places like Janeshwar Mishra Park and Gomti Riverfront where people can meet but this government imposed restrictions on meeting of people. In Jhansi, they made a boy do sit-ups in front of his fiancée when they were at Jhansi Fort to get to know each other. Ninety per cent movie songs, literature, poetry are woven around love, and this government is against it,” Yadav said.

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“Anti-Romeo squads and all other steps that the government took after coming to power were regressive in nature,” he said.

“Be it the action against slaughterhouses, symbolic cleanliness drive or the Yoga Day, this government doesn’t understand that cleanliness is not the solution. The real problems behind unclean surroundings are poverty and lack of proper garbage dumping places. Most of the people who performed ‘asanas’ on Yoga Day had paunches. Had they been a regular practitioners, protruding tummies wouldn’t have been there,” Yadav pointed out.

LOAN WAIVER A FARCE

Cornering the government on farm loan waiver, he said: “The nationwide forest fire of farm loan waiver was lit by none other than Prime Minister Narendra Modi. During the UP poll campaign, he promised loan-waiver and now both the Modi and the Yogi governments have cheated the farmers.”

Yadav said while the union government washed its hands off the issue saying it would not fund loan waivers of states, the Yogi government put a ceiling of Rs 1 lakh.

“In the manifesto, there was no mention of any cut-off. As the union government is not funding loan waiver, the money that should have had gone into development works will go towards loans waiver,” he said.

People should not expect development from the BJP government as it was playing politics of regression, vigilantism and hatred, Yadav said.

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“Before elections, they talked big – Digital India, Make in India, New India,” he said.

Yadav said the union government also changed its stance on Metro projects. “Now, the union government is going to be strict on feasibility of Metro rail projects. We would like to see how the state government’s promise of Metro in Gorakhpur or Jhansi turns real,” he said.

Yadav said be it the number of hours of power supply to cities or changing of transformers in rural areas, the Yogi government’s report on power scenario was actually the achievements of the SP government.

“Even the e-tendering that he announced in mining was initiated by our government and the Jewar airport that the union government has cleared was proposed by our government. Just the way we are eager to see Gorakhpur or Jhansi Metro, we would also like to see clean rivers. The PM promised a clean Ganga and the CM has assured the people of a clean Yamuna. It would be a big achievement even if they manage to clean the river Kali,” he said.

CRIME ON THE RISE

On law and order, Yadav said: “Look at yesterday’s killing of five people in Rae Bareli, Jewar highway loot and rape, Sitapur triple murder, traders’ killings in Mathura, a girl’s murder after a failed rape attempt in Lucknow. We know how the SSP’s had to run for his life and his wife and children had to take shelter in a cow shed to save their lives from a mob attack. Law and order has turned worse.”

Targeting Modi on the beef issue, he said: “PM is seen hugging Trump (US President) these days. What does Trump eat?”