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‘Votebandi’ a befitting reply to ‘Notebandi’: Akhilesh in Rampur
Uttar Pradesh

‘Votebandi’ a befitting reply to ‘Notebandi’: Akhilesh in Rampur

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Rampur, Apr 14 : During an election campaign here on Sunday, Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav appealed to the electorate to give a befitting reply to the BJP government’s move of 'Notebandi' (demonetisation) by 'Votebandi' (casting votes) as the defeat of saffron party would ultimately topple the Yogi Adityanath government in the state.

The former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh further went on to say, "In 2014 Narendra Modi projected himself as 'Chaiwala' (tea seller) and this time he has come in a new incarnation as 'Chowkidar'. If the people of UP snatch even one 'Chowki' (Lok Sabha seat) then chief minister Yogi Adityanath would also lose his chowki (government).

SP chief said the 2019 Lok Sabha elections are "historic" as they will take the nation in a new direction and restore respect for the poor. "This Lok Sabha elections is historic. This election is not just for winning the Lok Sabha, but to take the nation in the new direction, to bring change and restore respect of the poor who have been humiliated," he added.

Invoking the caste identity of the SP-BSP-RLD alliance Akhilesh Yadav said, "This alliance is to ensure social justice for restoring the honour and dignity of the poor and disadvantaged sections of the society who have been denied their due share in power structure since independence."

Akhilesh Yadav claimed that the alliance of the Samajwadi Party with the Bahujan Samaj party and the Rashtriya Lok Dal is robust a long term alliance and will survive.

"Dr Ambedkar and Ram Manohar Lohia had originally conceived the idea of the alliance of the social disadvantaged social groups but they could not do it in their life time. In 1993, BSP founder Kanshiram and Mulayam Singh Yadav forged this alliance but it collapsed due to the machinations of the BJP. After a gap of two decades we along with the BSP chief Mayawati have revived this alliance and this will go a long way in ensuring social justice for the deprived sections of the society’’, Yadav said here on Sunday while addressing election meeting to canvass support for the party candidate Azam Khan.

Training his guns at the BJP, Akhilesh said "The BJP wants to create a gulf of hatred, the BJP wants to divide the society for gaining power in the manner in which the British divided us.”

Shielding himself, SP chief said, "I do not need to give a certificate of the work done by me during my government to BJP. It is a fact that whenever the SP or the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) comes to power, development takes place in the state.’’

"The BJP says the borders are safe as it is their government at the Centre, but I want to tell them that the borders and the country are safe because of our brave soldiers. Governments keep coming and going, but the jawans posted at the borders keep the country safe," the SP leader said. (UNI)