PM Modi dubs SP-BSP alliance in Uttar Pradesh as political opportunism in face of fear

PM took an indirect jibe at former UP CM and SP chief Akhilesh Yadav over his alleged role in an illegal mining case being probed by the Central Bureau of Investigation.

Published: 10th January 2019 07:08 AM  |   Last Updated: 10th January 2019 07:08 AM   |  A+A-

Narendra Modi

PM Narendra Modi (File | PTI)

Express News Service

LUCKNOW/ MUMBAI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday sought to set the tone for the 2019 Loks Sabha polls in Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh with blistering attacks on the SP-BSP alliance in the central Indian state and attacks on the Congress.

Speaking a rally in Agra, he termed the pre-poll alliance between the Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) as political opportunism by those had joined hands in desperation.
“Jo ek doosre ka munh dekhne ko tayyar nahi thhe, unhone aaj haath mila liya hai ki aur tinka tinka jod rahe Modi ko hatane ko (those who never could stand each other , have shaken hands and doing everything possible to remove Modi),” said the  PM.

In the same vein, the PM took an indirect jibe at former UP CM and SP chief Akhilesh Yadav over his alleged role in an illegal mining case being probed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).  “UP mein balu, maurang khane walon ne haath mila liya hai (those who have digested even the sand and gravel, have shaken hands),” he said.

“They (SP-BSP alliance) get scared as they see the chowkidar  and think, if he goes they will be able to rob the country together,” he said and asserted that he won’t let those who intend to loot the nation live peacefully. Referring to 10 per cent quota Bill, the PM said the historical step was in line with the spirit of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’.

Earlier, at an event in Nagpur, where he was inaugurating several development projects, the PM brought up the ongoing investigation into the AgustaWestland chopper case.

Bringing up Christian Michel, the middleman in the deal, Modi said,  “The Chowkidar was accused of stealing. But, this chowkidar cannot be bought or scared... A middleman was brought from foreign soil. Now those who accused me will have to explain their relations with this Michel Mama,” he said and reiterated his governments’ resolve of ‘Dalal Mukt Bharat (Broker-free India)’.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp