Akhilesh hits campaign trail, praises Mulayam

Akhilesh hits campaign trail, praises Mulayam

After taking full control of the Samajwadi Party (SP), Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday kicked off his election campaign with a scathing attack on the BJP-led Centre and the BSP.

Akhilesh appealed to the people to support the SP-Congress alliance candidates in the Assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh.

Akhilesh, who addressed two meetings at Sultanpur, about 125 km from here, said his father and SP patron Mulayam Singh Yadav was among the tallest leaders in the country. He accused the BJP of not fulfilling any of the promises it had made during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, while highlighting the works undertaken by his government.

Akhilesh also raked up demonetisation and said that many people had lost their lives due to the note ban. “Even the hard-earned money was termed black money”, he said, adding that his government had given Rs 2 lakh as compensation to the kin of the victims of demonetisation.

Akhilesh said that his government had fulfilled all the promises made in its manifesto during the 2012 Assembly polls. “The alliance has increased our strength...We would have attained majority on our own, but now with the Congress we can cross 300 mark”, Akhilesh added.
DH News Service

Shivpal not in campaigners’ list
Samajwadi Party (SP) patron Mulayam Singh Yadav’s younger brother and former state unit president Shivpal Singh Yadav’s name was missing in the list of star campaigners of the party, indicating that the family feud was far from being resolved, DHNS reports from Lucknow. The list, which was submitted to the Election Commission (EC) by SP general secretary Ram Gopal Yadav, had the names of Mulayam, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and his wife Dimple among
others.

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