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Mulayam: Won’t allow UP to turn into ‘Modi Pradesh’

lucknow Updated: Dec 31, 2014 12:44 IST
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Vowing to go to any extent to stop Uttar Pradesh from turning in to ‘Modi Pradesh’, Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh Yadav on Tuesday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government.

“Whatever Mr Modi claim, the fact remains that the country’s unity and harmony has suffered a serious setback under him,” said Mulayam while addressing a gathering at Saifai Mahotsav.

Drawing a parallel between BJP and the Congress’ tenures at the centre, Mulayam said both the government lacked concern towards people.

“It was because of their misplaced priorities and wrong polices that the country has suffered so much,” he said.

“Instead of dealing with real issues like price rise, unemployment and corruption, Modi and his supporters were busy fanning non-issues and creating communal rifts,” he said.

“The government has failed to fulfil any of the promise Modi made to the people. He had made tall promises of eradicating unemployment, reducing prices, wiping out corruption, restoring black money stashed away in foreign banks to India. He failed on all counts, ducked all the promises,” said the SP chief.

In the same breath, Mulayam said: “On top of this, to evade his responsibility to people, he resorted to absenteeism in the recent session of Parliament. He remained away from it most of the time. His government failed to answer questions from the opposition during the session.”