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Akhilesh Yadav accuses BJP of ‘Political Corruption’ after two SP MLCs resign

Lucknow: Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday took a jibe at the recent political development in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar and said people are watching the political corruption of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

“They should become MLAs after contesting the elections, and not by trying to make the sitting MLCs (Members of Legislative Council) resign. This is political corruption,” he said. The Samajwadi Party president also accused the BJP of having an “anti-people” and “anti-development” agenda, while also being against “socialism and secularism”.

Invoking party ideologue Ram Manohar Lohia, Akhilesh said he equated speaking lies and breaking promises with corruption. He further added that “DNA and NDA have common alphabets so they (Bharatiya Janata Party and Janata Dal- United) should tell the actual meaning.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while attacking Janata Dal- United leader Nitish Kumar at a rally in Muzaffarpur on July 25, 2015, had said that it seemed that there was “some problem with Nitish Kumar’s DNA”.

Nitish Kumar has severed ties with his old ally Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and joined hands with BJP led NDA to form government in Bihar. Nitish, a longtime ally of the NDA, and Prime Minister Modi in the past have had bitter relations. Akhilesh trained his guns at Narendra Modi government by saying that people are watching everything and will give befitting reply to everyone in 2019.

When asked about what were the chances of a grand alliance against BJP in 2019, the former chief minister said, “It is not about grand alliance. In 2019, people would like to know how forward they (Modi Govt) have taken the country.”

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