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Akhilesh Yadav slams Yogi Adityanath government over rising crime in UP

The Samajwadi Party president said the government should not celebrate as it has hardly done anything to cheer about.

india Updated: Jun 27, 2017 23:07 IST
Pankaj Jaiswal
Pankaj Jaiswal
Lucknow, Hindustan Times
Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav.
Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav.(PTI File)

“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,” said Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav on completion of Yogi Adityanath government’s 100 days in office on Tuesday.

In an interview to HT, Yadav said the government should not celebrate as it has hardly done anything to cheer about.

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

“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.

On Sunday, Akhilesh had tweeted another Hindi proverb to attack the government. “Ram Ram japna, paraya kaam apna,” he said referring to Yogi government’s attempts to use the SP government’s works to list as its achievements.“The 181 women helpline rescue vans that the CM flagged off on Saturday existed during the SP government regime along with 1,090 women powerline,” he said, adding the government has scored two big zeros in its 100 days.

He said anti-Romeo squads and all other steps that the government took after coming to power were regressive in nature.

“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,” said Yadav.

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

On the issue of law and order, Yadav said, “Look at Monday’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 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?”

First Published: Jun 27, 2017 23:07 IST

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