Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Wednesday slammed Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav for asking the number of martyred soldiers from Gujarat. “I think Akhilesh Ji’s statement is an effect of frustration after loss in UP polls, its a cheap political view,” Rupani was quoted as saying by ANI. Rupani was replying to a statement made by Akhilesh earlier in the day.
Speaking to news agency ANI, Akhilesh said people have lost lives from almost every state, but no one was martyred from Gujarat. “UP, Madhya Pradesh, Dakshin Bharat har jagah se shaheed huye hain, Gujarat ka koi jawan shaheed hua ho toh batao (Jawans from UP, Madhya Pradesh, South India and other parts of the country have lost their lives but tell me whether anyone has been martyred from Gujarat),” he was quoted saying by news agency ANI.
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In another incident, a nephew of a Samajwadi Party leader was seen thrashing a police personnel in Uttar Pradesh’s Etah. The young man, identified as Mohit Yadav by a number of news channels, assaulted the policeman allegedly hauling him to the police station. A number of controversies have surrounded Akhilesh and his Samajwadi Party in recent times.
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Earlier, Akhilesh made headlines when his father Samajwadi Party patron said that “it was his mistake not to become the chief minister” when the party won in 2012 assembly elections. “Meri galti thi, humen hi banna chahiye that mukhyamantri, to aaj ye sthiti paida nahi hoti (It is my mistake, I should have become the chief minister then this situation would not have arisen),” he was quoted as saying by the agency.