Samajwadi Party gets BSP support to beat BJP in Gorakhpur, Phulpur bypolls: Here’s how Yogi Adityanath reacted

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New Delhi | Published: March 4, 2018 5:23:44 PM

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday once again attacked the previous Samajwadi Party government in the state. Addressing a rally at Allahabad's Nawabganj, Adityanath said all that was done by the SP government were misdeeds.

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday once again attacked the previous Samajwadi Party government in the state. Addressing a rally at Allahabad’s Nawabganj, Adityanath said all that was done by the SP government were misdeeds. He said that Samajwadi Party government only believed in “discrimination” while BJP doesn’t. Adityanath added the ‘misdeeds’ were enormous and as a result of which it took his government 9-10 months to work on them.

Yogi Adityanath also took potshots at the alliance between SP and BSP to take on BJP in the next week’s Lok Sabha bypolls in Phulpur and Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh. “Who doesn’t know the guest house episode? Can one forget who had threatened to damage statues (of Dalit icons),” Adityanath was quoted as saying by PTI. He was referring to an attack allegedly engineered by Samajwadi Party supporters on then chief minister and BSP Chief Mayawati in the Meerabai Road state guest house in the state capital over two decades back. He described the two parties as “ker-ber” (banana and Indian plum) and asked as to whether the two different fruits could gel. When he was asked for which parties he used the expression “ker” and “ber”, Adityanath smilingly said, “It’s for you to judge.”

Taking on Yogi Adityanath’s comments and the alliance rumours, BSP supremo Mayawati tolday said her party has not allied with any political party. “I want to clarify that BSP has not allied with any political party. All rumours about BSP & SP alliance in UP for 2019 Lok Sabha elections are false and baseless,” said the BSP Chief in Lucknow. “We have not floated any candidate for Lok Sabha Phulpur & Gorakhpur by-polls. Our party members will exercise their vote to defeat BJP candidate”, Mayawati added.

Meanwhile, Adityanath today attributed the BJP’s “historic” performance in north eastern states to “development-oriented” policies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and “organisational skills” of Amit Shah. He said the day is not far when one party will be in power right from Kashmir to Kanyakumari. He also took the opportunity to slam the Congress, saying after Rahul Gandhi became its president, this is the fifth defeat for the Grand Old Party party.

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