Uttar Pradesh Elections 2017: The SP-Congress alliance urged people to vote for them as the “cycle now has hand on its handle”.
Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Congress Vice-president Rahul Gandhi held thier second joint roadshow and rally in Agra on Friday. Akhilesh and Rahul held the 12-km roadshow atop a specially-designed bus that began from Dayalbagh at 4 pm and ended three hours later at Bijlighar. During their rally, the duo hit out at BJP over black money and RSS for its alleged anti-minority policies, they urged people to vote for the SP-Congress combine as the “cycle now has hand on its handle”.
CM Akhilesh Yadav said Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) only create tension in the name of religion and have nothing to do with development, he claimed that BJP only made false promises of acche din while referring to PM Narendra Modi’s promise that every poor person would get Rs 15 lakh if the black money that has been stashed abroad is brought back. He said: “Arey 15 lakh na sahi, 15 hajar hi dalwa dete account me (If not Rs 15 lakh, at least Rs 15,000 could have been deposited in accounts).”
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Congress VP Rahul Gandhi said, “The PM benefited 50 friends, who are big industrialists… The Budget had nothing for development… Demonetisation left the poor disheartened.” Maintaining that Akhilesh had performed well, he added: “Ab jo vikas bacha hai wo dono mil ke poora karenge (Whatever development is left, we will do it together).”
While focusing on the point that people should vote for the SP-Congress alliance to ensure development Akhilesh Yadav said, “Dekho, agar pehle charan me itna utsah hai to aage to humko pata hi hai kya hoga (If there is such enthusiasm for the first phase, I know what will happen in the remaining phases).”