LUCKNOW: In a renewed attack on Centre over demonetization, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav called Bharatiya Janata Party an outfit of liars. Reminding Prime Minister Narendra Modi of his promise of Rs 15 lakh to farmers in view of currency scrapping, the SP chief said it was yet to be fulfilled.
Addressing a public rally called ‘Vikas se Vijay ki ore rally’ as part of his party’s poll campaign in Bareilly on Wednesday, Mulayam said that the promises made to the public should be kept at any cost. “My party’s
government in UP has kept all the promises made to the people in the previous election manifesto,” he claimed.
Seeking a justification for rushing through the move of demonetization without adequate preparation, the SP chief said that the real culprits who had black money were enjoying life unaffected. ”Only the poor and weaker sections including farmers, small traders and weavers are going through the hardships due to currency crunch,” observed Mulayam.
The SP supremo accused both the Congress and the BJP governments of pushing the country back questioning the need to scrap high currency notes. He exhorted the people of the state to pay the BJP back for this whimsical policy which had spelt a doom for everyone across the country.
Touching his favorite issue of languages and calling for more and more use of Hindi and Urdu, which, he said, were like twins, the SP chief said he was not against any language not even English. “I am not against English as a language. Main kewal Angrezi ki anivaryta ke khilaf hoon (I am only against the inevitability of English),” he stated adding that the Samajwadis didn’t believe in dividing people along lingual and religious lines.
Counting on the achievements SP government in UP, Mulayam claimed that they had worked for all the sections of the society uniformly. Under Samajwadi Party government, the state grew by leaps and bound. Many welfare schemes and development projects were launched and completed in record time during the past five years for the benefit of poor, backward, farmers and traders alike, he said. “There is no difference in the percept and practice of SP government. We have worked for the benefit of all sections,” he said.
At the public meeting, which Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav again chose to skip, Mulayam granted full credit to state SP chief Shivapl Yadav for the rise of the party to its present stature in state politics saying, “Shivpal has toiled day and night and due to his efforts and hard work party has grown to its present stature in UP.”