Buoyed apparently by the exit polls which showed the BJP losing the Delhi assembly race to AAP, Samajwadi Party (SP) national president Mulayam Singh Yadav on Sunday stepped up his attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his party.
“While we kept the promises (made in the SP manifesto for the 2012 polls) in three years instead of five, the betrayer (Modi) fulfilled none of his (promises),” Yadav said while addressing a panchayat sammelan at Hardoi.
Mulayam laced his speech with also invectives about Modi like: “Cheat… …liar… rude”.
The SP chief asked people: “How many of you have got Rs. 15 lakh credited into your accounts after the recovery of black money? He (Modi) had promised to bring back the money stashed away in foreign accounts, saying the amount was so huge that each Indian may share Rs. 15 lakh. What happened to the promise? Modi and the BJP have forgotten tall promises they had made to win elections, while the SP believes in doing what it says.”
Citing an incident related to Modi, the SP chief said: “He rudely scolded a meek and gentle minister in his cabinet and threatened to give him the sack. The minister had no clue of any such mistake that could have triggered such a nasty reaction from the PM. This isn’t the way we in the SP treat our people. We give them due respect.”
Stressing that none of the state governments in the country had done what the SP regime accomplished in Uttar Pradesh, Yadav said he would ask ministers here to employ youths.
“Youth and farmers are the party’s mainstay. It is the youth that steered the party to the spectacular 2012 victory. And it is with the SP that the youth’s future lies. I will ask ministers to fill vacant positions in their respective departments with the youth.”
As the rally was a panchayat sammelan, Yadav said the state government was focused on development of villages.