Joined hands with Congress to defeat communal forces: Akhilesh Yadav

Kapil Dixit| TNN | Feb 16, 2017, 04.37 PM IST

Reacting sharply to Prime Minister Narendra Modi criticising him for taking “politics to the nadir” by tying up with the Congressduring his Kannauj rally, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday said,

“We have joined hands to defeat the communal forces in the state”.


Yadav said,

“We have given over 100 assembly seats to the Congress not only to strengthen our bond of friendship but also to ease confusion over who will form form government. He further claimed, “Now, its clear that Congress-SP alliance is going to form the next government in UP.”


Yadav was holding his first election rally in Mainpuri for party candidate Sobran Singh Yadav who is contesting from Karhal assembly seat of Mainpuri.

He also questioned Modi for taking SP patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav’s name while mentioning 1984 riots.

Akhilesh said,

“I still remember the day when Congress leader and now UPCC chief, Raj Babbar, had defeated my wife in Firozabad parliamentary seat in 2009. All things were related to the past and this is a fresh beginning.”


Yadav also made it clear that Samawjadi Party belongs to neta ji ( Mulayam Singh Yadav) only and whatever decisions I had taken in the past were in accordance with the demand of time and circumstances. But today there is no confusion and I have no grievances with anyone.”

He thanked the party organisation and people for standing with him during the time of crisis.

“I can understand that there might be some anger in some assembly seats but I want to assure you that ‘yeh election cycle ka hai’ ( this election belongs to cycle – the symbol of Samajwadi Party) only,” he said.


Akhilesh further claimed that SP is getting lead in first two phases of UP polls.

“With Congress party holding its handle, there is no match of cycle,” said the CM.

“Samajwadi Party government had done several development works and more good works would be done in days to come if voted to power again,”


said the CM adding that the BJP had damaged to economy of the country through its nodebandi decision.

Akhliesh also said,

“If PM wants to serve the farmers, then he should first waive off the loans of farmers of Maharashtra first.”


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