Those Making ‘Sarab’ Jibes Are Drunk on Power: Akhilesh in Deoband

Top SP-BSP-RLD leaders will address the Deoband rally just days before 8 western UP constituencies go to the polls.

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BSP supremo Mayawati on Sunday, 7 April, slammed both the BJP and the Congress at the first joint rally of the SP-BSP-RLD alliance in Uttar Pradesh in Deoband, less than a week before voting in the first phase of Lok Sabha elections.

"BJP will lose this election because of policies inspired by hatred.. especially their ‘chowkidar’ campaign... no matter how much the chhote, bade chowkidars try, the BJP will not win," Mayawati said.

SP President Akhilesh Yadav hit out at PM Modi, saying that those making ‘Sarab’ jibes are themselves drunk on power. RLD chief, on the other hand, said that the achhe din PM Modi talked about in 2014, was for himself only.

  • SP chief Akhilesh Yadav said of the BJP, “Politicians become chowkidars only during election time”
  • Saharanpur, where the rally was held, will go to polls on 11 April
  • SP and BSP will contest from 37 and 38 seats in Uttar Pradesh, while RLD will fight from three
  • The alliance will not field candidates in Raebareli and Amethi, the constituencies held by Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi
  • After Deoband, rallies to be held in Badaun, Agra, Mainpuri, Rampur, Firozabad, Kannauj, Faizabad, Azamgarh, Gorakhpur and Varanasi

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7:55 PM , 07 Apr

BJP Should Not Lie During Holy Navaratri: Akhilesh Yadav

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, at the Deoband rally said that the grand alliance of opposition parties in UP will ensure the removal of all 'chowkidars' and the country will get a new prime minister after the Lok Sabha polls.

Taking a swipe at the ruling BJP, Akhilesh said during the holy period of Navaratri no one should lie.

"In 2014, we trusted a 'chaiwala' (tea seller), the poll promise of crores of jobs and so many other promises. Now we are being told to trust the 'chowkidar'. We will ensure removal of 'chowkidars' (watchmen) from all the 'chowkis' (post)," he said at the joint rally of the SP, BSP and RLD here.

"We want to appeal to the BJP... during this holy period of Navratri, you should pledge not to lie. We want to make sure all our candidates win by a huge margin, so that the country can get a new prime minister," he said with BSP chief Mayawati and RLD's Ajit Singh present at the dias.

“These people call themselves custodians of religion... But the don’t even know how to take a holy dip in the Kumbh. If you compare the Congress and the BJP they are just mirror images of each other. The Congress doesn’t want to bring change, it’s only in pursuit of power... You guys (BJP) are making tall claims about the electrification, it was our parties who ensured electrification of villages.”
Akhilesh Yadav, President, Samajwadi Party
7:53 PM , 07 Apr

The 'Achche Din' Modi Talked About was his Own, Claims RLD Chief Ajit Singh

RLD chief Ajit Singh on Sunday, 7 April took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking him what he has done in the five years he has been in power.

At a joint rally of the SP-BSP-RLD alliance, he said, "What has Prime Minister Modi done in five years? He wasn't talking about your 'achche din', but his own 'achche din'." The BJP came to power in 2014 because of riots as they had no presence in the western part of Uttar Pradesh, Singh claimed.

7:51 PM , 07 Apr

BJP Will Lose Due to Policy 'Inspired by Hatred': Mayawati at Deoband

BSP supremo Mayawati Sunday slammed at the BJP at the first joint rally with SP and RLD in Uttar Pradesh’s Deoband, less than a week before the first phase of voting begins.

"BJP will lose this election because of policies inspired by hatred.. especially their "chowkidar" campaign... no matter how much the chhote, bade chowkidars try, the BJP will not win," she said.

5:21 PM , 07 Apr

UP Chief Electoral Officer Takes Cognisance of Mayawati's Speech

The Uttar Pradesh Chief Electoral Officer on Sunday, 7 April, took cognisance of BSP chief Mayawati's speech at Saharanpur's Deoband.

The Officer has sought a report from the local administration, ANI reported.


Published: 07 Apr 2019, 10:49 AM IST
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