The former Uttar Pradesh chief minister said the challenge before the media is to maintain objectivity and transparency as strong journalism leads to strong democracy.
Akhilesh Yadav slammed the ruling BJP for insulting the Vishwakarma community by dropping Vishwakarma Jayanti holiday and said he would restore it if his party came to power.
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Yadav was speaking at an event organised at the SP headquarters here to celebrate Vishwakarma Jayanti.
It may be recalled that after assuming charge in UP, Yogi Adityanath had shortened the list of state holidays including the Vishwakarma Jayanti.
Yadav also asked Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to get his eyesight tested, replying to the CM's assertion that the Opposition leader lacked vision.
Talking to reporters here, Yadav referred to Sunday's 'kisan mahapanchayat' in Muzaffarnagar and said, "I congratulate the farmers for uniting against the three new farm laws.
We assure you that we will not do the injustice done to you earlier. SP will not hesitate to take forward your 'samaj', Yadav said.
Shivpal Yadav had quit the SP after differences with his nephew Akhilesh Yadav and formed his own party.
The party attacked the Samajwadi Party chief over don-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari's brother Sibghatulla Ansari joining his party.
Former minister Ambika Chaudhary who had quit the SP to join the BSP also returned to the Samajwadi Party along with his supporters.
With the political compulsions and the desperation to ride back to power in 2022 assembly elections, the SP chief left his ideals, said JP Shukla, a political commentator.
The officer clarified saying that the vendor requested him to look after her shop as she wanted to search for her child who went so far at that moment.
Addressing an Independence Day programme at the party office here, Akhilesh Yadav paid tributes to freedom fighters and said some people want to "divide society by raking up the past".
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav accused the ruling BJP of being anti-people and working for the benefit of big industrialists.
SP chief Akhilesh Yadav is giving indications about going for alliance only with the smaller parties to defeat the mighty BJP and come back in the saddle in UP polls.