Yadav also attributed the recent visits of chief ministers and deputy chief ministers of the 12 BJP-ruled states to various places in UP, including Varanasi and Ayodhya, to the saffron party’s alleged fears of impending defeat in the upcoming assembly elections.
Samajwadi Party supremo Akhilesh Yadav said that Yogi Adityanath himself listens to the recordings of some people's conversations every evening. Launching a scathing attack on Yogi Adityanath, Yadav dubbed him as the most 'anupyogi’ (useless) chief minister.
SP chief Akhilesh Yadav had on Thursday announced an alliance with his uncle Shivpal Singh Yadav's PSPL after a meeting between them.
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday sought to equate the Lakhimpur Kheri violence with Jallianwala Bagh massacre, and said the British had fired bullets from the front, while the the BJP ran over a jeep from behind.
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, who is in Rae Bareli on a two-day tour as part of the seventh leg of 'Samajwadi Vijay Yatra', claimed that the BJP will be wiped out in the upcoming 2022 Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections.
People of the state have started to believe that socialism is a red alert and there should be an end to it, the chief minister said.
There is a rising chorus against Mishra with multiple voices demanding his resignation in view of the Lakimpur Kheri incident.
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Friday sought the blessings of Lord Hanuman at a temple near Lucknow-Rae Bareli as he started the seventh leg of his 'Samajwadi Vijay Yatra' from Rae Bareli ahead of the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections early next year.
"The government is filling the coffers of the rich by targeting the poor," he alleged and accused the BJP governments at the Centre and in the state of being anti-poor and anti-farmers.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi while inaugurating the Saryu Canal National Project, paid tributes to Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat. PM Modi said his demise is a great loss to the nation.
During a rally in Gorakhpur on Tuesday, Modi had said those in red caps were a warning bell for the state and that they wanted power only to fill their bags and free terrorists from jail.
Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday attacked the Uttar Pradesh government, alleging that it left people to die and stopped them from entering the state while they were walking back home during the coronavirus lockdown.
The two leaders, at the meeting which was held without any aides, also discussed the political situation in western part of the state after the Centre's decision to repeal farm laws.
Samajwadi Party supremo Akhilesh Yadav also criticised the saffron party over rising prices of petrol and diesel across the country.
The Jinnah controversy in UP erupted after SP chief Akhilesh Yadav equated Muhammad Ali Jinnah with Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and Jawaharlal Nehru, saying they helped India get freedom.
Yogi Adityanath’s announcement that he is ready to contest from any seat in UP if the BJP so wishes may reverse the trend.
Samajwadi Party Chief Akhilesh Yadav may also honour his estranged uncle Shivpal Singh Yadav's supporters, and a rapprochement may be on the cards.
Former Chief Minister Yadav, who is a Samajwadi Party MP from Azamgarh and regarded as the CM face of his party, said that he will not be contesting the assembly election due next year himself.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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