27 C
New Delhi
Wednesday 13 November 2019
India Elections Akhilesh Yadav poohpoohs claim of Priyanka Gandhi-Vadra

Akhilesh Yadav poohpoohs claim of Priyanka Gandhi-Vadra

Priyanka Gandhi-Vadra had claimed on Wednesday that strong Congress candidates would win while the weaker ones would harm the BJP


- Advertisment -

Subscribe to our newsletter

You will get all our latest news and articles via email when you subscribe

The email despatches will be non-commercial in nature
Disputes, if any, subject to jurisdiction in New Delhi

Lucknow: In Uttar Pradesh, while the Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) are together fighting a pitched battle against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the mahagathbandhan has launched a tirade against the Congress.

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi-Vadra had said in an interview that, among her party’s candidates, the stronger ones would win while the weaker ones would harm the BJP by eating into its votes and spare the SP-BSP-Rashtriya Lok Dal alliance candidates. SP chief and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today rubbished Priyanka’s theory.

Akhilesh Yadav said that he did not think that Congress has fielded any weak candidate; no party does this. “People are not with the Congress,” he said. Akhilesh alleged that there was no difference between the BJP and the Congress.

Priyanka Vadra had said the Congress was fighting with all its might in Uttar Pradesh and claimed that the defeat of the BJP was certain. She said that her party had fielded candidates who were either defeating the BJP or eroding away BJP’s votes. Priyanka was clearly trying to assure the mahagathbandhan of no harm.

‘It’s Congress that taught BJP how to misuse agencies’

Yadav said that the Congress wanted to benefit the BJP. Congress, he said, had taught the BJP how to misuse government institutions. If the BJP has learnt to use the ED, CBI and other agencies against their political rivals, the Congress is responsible for that.

Yadav described Rahul Gandhi’s allegation as baseless too, where the Congress president had said that the BJP was controlling the SP-BSP. Akhilesh said nobody could control the SP-BSP-RLD alliance, as “we are the three parties that are fighting against the BJP in Uttar Pradesh”.

‘Who will be PM?’

On the question, whether SP patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav would be their prime ministerial candidate, Akhilesh said, “Our alliance wants that the country should get a new prime minister. The number of seats the parties have would decide who the prime minister would be.”

Akhilesh said that it would be a matter of joy for him if “Netaji” (his father Mulayam) became the prime minister, “but this is in the realm of possibilities”.

Before the Lok Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh, an effort was made for a Congress-SP-BSP-RLD alliance, but the proposed alliance did not work out as the SP and BSP did not believe the Congress had a winning potential in their State. As a result, they offered very few seats to the Congress, which rejected the proposal, finding it below its dignity. The Congress then decided to fight all the 80 seats in Uttar Pradesh.

For all reports related to the Lok Sabha election of 2019, please visit this page.

Leave a Reply


Guru Nanak Jayanti: What First Sikh Guru Taught

While Guru Nanak urged people to 'nām japo, kirat karo, vand chhako', he stood for several values while he also fought various social evils

Muhammed Who Inconvenienced Muslims

Archaeologist KK Muhammed had earlier got on the nerves of the leftist intelligentsia for exposing their nexus with Islamic extremists

UCC Now, Rajnath Hints: Here’s How Modi Can Do It

Modi can argue in a manner to make UCC look secular and pro-Hindu at the same time, making a Muslim or Christian counterargument impossible

Tulasi: Two Stories, One Reason For Devotion

The Padma Purana, Devi Bhagavatam and Skanda Purana tell the story of Tulasi or Vrinda differently but the essence of devotion is a constant

BJP Cannot Afford Ideological Confusion

Being everything to everybody is Congress, which now faces doom. Socialism, secularism and 'sabka vishwas' are pushing BJP down the same path.
- Advertisement -


Guru Nanak Jayanti: What First Sikh Guru Taught

While Guru Nanak urged people to 'nām japo, kirat karo, vand chhako', he stood for several values while he also fought various social evils

Kajal of India reaps ‘reward’ of marrying a Pakistani

The case of Kajal differs from love jihad stories: a country rather than an individual has dashed her hopes, but there is a similarity, too

Congress to help in Maha’ govt formation under 5 conditions

They just begin with not letting a Thackeray be the chief minister, but even otherwise, Congress and NCP leaders are not getting along well

Jharkhand BJP haunted by Maharashtra alliance woes?

A BJP source said that the outcome of Maharashtra affected the party's Jharkhand policy where it refused to give 'winnable' seats away

Industrial production at 8-year low in September

Most industrial groups registered negative growth rates in the period, reminiscent of 2011-12 when manufacturing had gone into a tailspin

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you

For fearless journalism

%d bloggers like this: