Nothing done for River Ganga in past 5 years: Akhilesh Yadav

Akhilesh Yadav
Akhilesh Yadav.(File Photo: IANS)

Lucknow, March 13: Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi for doing nothing to clean the Ganga, a promise he had made in the run up to the general elections in 2014.

“Swachh Bharat – Failed,” the former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister tweeted and said that the Modi-led National Ganga Council did not meet even once in the last five years of the NDA rule between 2014-19.

He also stated 351 stretches of rivers in India were now critically polluted, up from 302 in 2016.

The SP chief further said that seven of the world’s 10 most polluted cities were in India and the cleaning and sanitation efforts have been left to the lower castes. Thereafter, he called upon people to “vote for Maha Parivartan”.

Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister has been attacking the BJP and Prime Minister Modi almost on a daily basis, raising host of issues including farmer distress, growing unemployment, failed economy and poor law and order in the state.

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