Lucknow, March 25: Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday took a dig at the new state government, saying only “anti-Romeo squads and clean-up drives” have been witnessed so far.
He pointed out that not even the first state Cabinet meeting has taken place yet and he is eagerly awaiting for the outcomes.
The SP leader accused the new government of targeting officials of a certain caste.
“I am waiting for the new Bharatiya Janata Party government led by Yogi Adityanath to come up with something concrete,” the Samajwadi Party President told the media here after its National Executive meeting.
“As of now, all we are seeing on television are cleanliness drives in government offices and the anti-Romeo campaign (against eve-teasing),” he said.
He also took a dig at state government officials who he said were in an overdrive to ensure cleanliness after a directive from Yogi Adityanath.
“I never knew these officials are so good at wielding brooms; or else, I would have given them this charge long back,” he quipped.
Akhilesh Yadav was apparently referring to the BJP’s poll promise that the loans of small and medium farmers will be waived in the very first Cabinet meeting if the party was voted to power in Uttar Pradesh. (IANS)
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The SP leader was in a jovial mood and said he has no issues with shudhikaran of CMO in the state. He replied: When we will form the government again in 2022, we will sprinkle Ganga jal not only on 5-Kalidas Marg, but also all the government offices (to purify them).
Refering to UP CM Yogi Adityanath’s stament in Parliament that said he is 1 year younger than former UP CM, Yadav said, “Of course, he is a year older to me, but as far as the work is concerned, he is far too smaller than me. Talking about the incidents, that are happening all over the state like shutting down of illegal slaughter houses, ‘Anti-Romeo’ squad; I’m waiting for the day when these issues will be highlighted with Yogi’s picture- the way media used my picture while reporting (such) incidents earlier.”
Akhilesh also emphatically voiced out his opinion on having elections with ballots.
“Demands will be held in Uttar Pradesh and in the Lok Sabha elections, the way elections are held around the world, the ballot will be held in the same way,” said Yadav. (ANI)
Talking on the defeat in Uttar Pradesh elections, Akhilesh said: My party people and I have reviewed the defeat and the work on resolving issues is underway. Our membership campaign will start from April 15 and take place in the whole of Uttar Pradesh, only after that the National President will be elected by September 30.