With mere months left before the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday spoke favourably about the Opposition’s chances of securing a majority in the state. If “all of us” come together, he opined, it would be possible for the Opposition to convince the people of Uttar Pradesh and win 400 seats.
“This historical public support indicates BJP’s historical defeat. It’s good that Kashi Vishwanath corridor is ready, but when the poor needed medicines, oxygen, beds, BJP orphaned the public,” the SP chief said during a public rally in Jaunpur’s Malhani Bazar.
Over the last few days, Yadav has repeatedly hit out at the BJP, insisting that the ruling party was taking undue credit for initiatives that had been started or worked upon during the Samajwadi Party’s tenure. “They should accept the contributions of the previous governments while inaugurating and boosting those new projects. The red colour of our caps is of revolution, emotion, a wedding dress, vermilion and of ‘Hanuman Ji’. BJP doesn’t understand emotions,” he contended.