Lok Sabha elections 2019- Akhilesh Yadav explains why PM Modi is targeting SP-BSP alliance
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his comments that SP has a tacit understanding with the Congress and BSP boss Mayawati has been kept in the dark.
Akhilesh Yadav said that PM Modi has changed his tone because the BJP is lagging behind after the first four phases of Lok Sabha elections. “Their arithmetic has gone wrong. They know they won’t be able to form govt. BJP can see no other way. They’re not talking about development, farmers income. PM just wants to mislead people. SP-BSP-RLD will decide who will form govt and be the PM,” Akhilesh was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
At a rally in Uttar Pradesh’s Pratapgarh on Saturday, Modi had said that the SP was going soft on the Congress. He alleged that SP under the guise of a grand alliance used Mayawati.
“They have been shrewd with her and kept her in the dark about their intentions. They even promised to make her the PM. Now, Behenji has realized their ploy and openly criticizes the Congress,” Modi had said.
Akhilesh Yadav targeted the prime minister and claimed that he represents only 1% of the population. “He (PM Modi) is a 180 degree PM, he does just the opposite of whatever he says. He is the PM of only 1% of the population. So he has this issue that how those in the favour of social justice are taking the nation towards a change,” the SP chief said.
PM Modi had also made a reference to Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi sharing the stage with SP. He said Mayawati was unable to understand why she was tricked.