Before Questioning Modi, Akhilesh Should Explain his Dismal Tenure: BJP

Stung by Prime Minister Narendra Modi\'s growing criticism by UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav, BJP has challenged him to show his 31-month\'s report card before questioning the track record of the BJP-led NDA government.

Published: 24th October 2014 10:57 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th October 2014 11:00 AM   |  A+A-


LUCKNOW: Stung by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's growing criticism by UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav, BJP has challenged him to show his 31-month's report card before questioning the track record of the BJP-led NDA government.

State spokesman Vijay Bahadur Pathak told IANS that the Samajwadi Party (SP) government had very little to show in its tenure so far and it was hence a joke that it was ridiculing the Modi government.

Referring to the statement of Akhilesh Yadav at Bateshwar earlier this week that the prime minister must explain why despite a majority he has done nothing to fulfill his poll promises, Pathak said the chief minister must first come clean on his dismal governance before pointing fingers at others.

"He owes an explanation on why despite being handed a majority 2012 state assembly polls, his government has went back on poll promises like withdrawing the free laptop scheme, the free tablet PC scheme never seeing the light of the day and why despite loan waiver, farmers were resorting to suicides," the BJP leader mused.

He also charged the UP chief minister of being hostile to the 'Swach Bharat Yojna' initiated by Prime Minister Modi and added that on several occasions Yadav had made a mockery of the initiative.

"Cleanliness is a nation movement not a BJP-centric drive and the young chief minister should understand that before making unsavoury remarks on the PM', Pathak further added. Unnerved by the support the mission is drawing from the people and the celebrities, Yadav is unnerved and giving statements like "PM has forgotten his dreams and is now weilding the broom".

The BJP spokesman also pointed out that senior SP leader and uncle of the chief minister had raised questions on the law and order in the state.

"Ram Gopal Yadav who is the think tank of the party recently told a gatthering in Etawah that crime was spiralling and needed strict intervention, what does the CM have to say about his own uncles observations," the BJP has asked.

After winning 9 of the 12 state assembly seats in two rounds of bypolls, UP chief minister, buoyed by the success has been targeting the prime minister and the BJP more than often, raising the hackled of the saffron camp.

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