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Sunday, 22 January 2017

'BJP promised achhe din, all it gave you was a broom and yoga lessons,' says Samajwadi Party's Akhilesh Yadav while releasing manifesto

NEW DELHI: Minutes after allying with the Congress party+ for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh elections, Samajwadi Party (SP) chief minister Akhilesh Yadav spoke about his party manifesto which promises smartphones for the state's meritorious students, pressure cookers for the state's women and a pension scheme of Rs 1,000 for 1 crore of the state's women.

The manifesto Akhilesh released+ featured a photograph of him and his father Mulayam Singh Yadav who founded the SP. But conspicuous by their absence while Akhilesh was speaking, were Mulayam and his uncle Shivpal Yadav. The Uttar Pradesh CM was on one side and his father and uncle on another side in an intra-party feud that has gone on since September and which is currently at a shaky impasse.

At the event with Akhilesh were MLA Azam Khan and SP national vice president Kiranmoy Nanda, along with a host of other senior leaders. Akhilesh lambasted the BJP-led centre for promising 'acche din', or good times, but "not delivering" on that promise. The SP, he said, does what it promises.

"We (SP) don't differentiate between what we say and what we do...We promised laptops, we gave people laptops. It's been three years but people are still looking for 'Ache Din' and development. Where are the 'achche din' that were promised three years ago. Instead people have been given brooms in their hands in the name of Swachh Bharat and are bring given lessons in Yoga .... but nobody can see the Achche Din that were promised," Akhilesh said.