Demonetisation will cost BJP dear in UP elections, says UP CM Akhilesh YadavUpdated: Dec 15, 2016 15:50 IST
Yadav said that politicians harassing the public will get a befitting reply in the elections.(Sunil Ghosh/HT)
Chief minister Akhilesh Yadav said that the electorate will vote against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the upcoming Uttar Pradesh assembly elections due to the hardships caused by the demonetisation move.
He said that politicians harassing the public will get a befitting reply in the elections.
“He (Prime Minister Narendra Modi) wanted to make a smart move by scrapping the ₹500 and ₹1,000 notes. But, it backfired as he ended up troubling people for no good reason. Today, the entire country is in lines, facing difficulty in withdrawing their money. People will also stand in lines in 2017 assembly polls to teach them (BJP) a lesson,” Yadav said, while inaugurating 21 infrastructure projects in Gautam Budh Nagar on Thursday.
He inaugurated the projects worth ₹4,357 crore through a videoconference from Lucknow.
Yadav said he will visit Noida only after winning the 2017 elections. “I know there is money in Noida. Some people advised me to stay away from Noida due to which I made it a point not to visit the city. But, I fast tracked all developmental projects in Noida and Greater Noida as we want development in our state,” Yadav said.
“We have completed projects before time. We have set up metro, city bus service, cycle track and many other facilities for the public. I am sure Samajwadi Party will open its account in the 2017 assembly elections in Noida, as people have understood that we believe in development and executed projects, unlike our Opposition parties — Bahujan Samaj Party and Bharatiya Janata Party,” Yadav said.
“In the 2014 parliamentary elections, BSP votes were transferred to BJP because they had a pact. Now, since we have done work on the ground level, wave in UP is in our favour. After demonetization, BJP has suffered immensely, while Samajwadi party continued to work hard. We will easily win the 2017 polls because of our work and BJP’s wrong policies,” Yadav said.
First Published: Dec 14, 2016 23:58 IST