Lakhimpur Kheri (UP) : Sharing the stage with Congress in their first joint campaign, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday hit out at BJP, saying the saffron party will have to do an ‘ulta asana’ after people will vote against it in large numbers in the upcoming Assembly polls.
Akhilesh, who shared the dais with Congress leader Prem Prakash Agrawal, defended the alliance of the two parties, saying now the ‘bicycle’ (SP symbol) will run even faster as there is a ‘hand’ (Cong symbol) to help in the ride
SP and Congress on Sunday sealed a pre-poll pact to contest the upcoming UP assembly polls, with the two parties declaring that while SP will have the lion’s share of 298 of 403 seats, Congress will contest the remaining 105.
“There is an ‘ulta asana’ in yoga, which is being propagated by BJP, but this time round, people will come out in large numbers to vote against BJP and make the party do ‘ulta asana’,” Akhilesh said, addressing an election meeting of his party in flood-prone Dhaurehra constituency here.
“See how have these people (BJP) misled us… we have already seen bad days by standing in long queues (because of demonetisation), now tell me where are the achche din,” he said. “We felt the country will make progress but these people pushed it back by bringing demonetisation… note ban which was brought to check corruption saw corruption also in deposits of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes… the entire country stood in queues…it was only the SP government which extended financial help to families of those who lost their lives in queues,” he said.