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Congress should take all parties along to usher change in 2019: Akhilesh Yadav

Commenting on the election trends in Gujarat which show the BJP losing some ground to the Congress, Akhilesh Yadav said that regional parties and regional issues will have a role to play in the next general elections.

india Updated: Dec 18, 2017 21:44 IST
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Former UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav. (HT File Photo)

Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav on Monday said the Congress should take all secular parties along to usher a change in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

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Commenting on the election trends in Gujarat which show the BJP losing some ground to the Congress, Yadav said that regional parties and regional issues will have a role to play in the next general elections.

“The BJP speaks of sabka sath, sabka vikas but when we try to give justice to all sections of society, the same BJP calls it appeasement. We can build a strong Bharat only with taking all people and all sections along,” the former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister said.

He said the nation cannot progress when farmers are distressed, and youth are unemployed.

“The elections should be fought on issues. Farmers’ distress, youth unemployment are issues... In 2019, you will see change,” he added.

The Samajwadi Party president also said the Gujarat outcome had exposed the hollowness of the “model of development” in that state.

“It (Gujarat development model) is a fraud on the people and aimed at misleading the voters,” Yadav said in an official statement here.

First Published: Dec 18, 2017 16:17 IST