Samajwadi Party president and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has lamented that BJP leaders were frustrated and restless after SP and BSP struct an alliance in the state.
Taking strong exception to the BJP MLA Sadhana Singh’s derogatory comment against BSP chief Mayawati, he deplored that a member of the party, which used to claim that they are the only ones who can promote and protect Indian culture has used such filthy language. He recalled that the same MLA had earlier said things about SP which are available on internet.
He accused that this is the kind of language their leaders, right up to the top, speak. “Those who had ‘thonko’ (gun down) policy are now claiming ‘danka’ (fame) of India, that is, the country is getting fame worldwide, whereas statistics show that India ranks high on the number of hungry, unemployed, and the ill,” he added.
Akhilesh Yadav warned that people will now give reply to the lies and deceit of the BJP. Meanwhile, he welcomed a small backward outfit Pichada Samaj Swabhiman Party (PSSP) into the SP. PSSP president Dr VK Singh Yadav and its cadre merged with the SP in the presence of Akhilesh and senior leaders in Lucknow. SP state president Naresh Uttam Patel put SP’s red cap on VK Singh Yadav.
However, he was non commital on the choice of Prime Minister candidate for the opposition against Narendra Modi. He only said that it would be decided by the people.