UP Polls 2017: Akhilesh shares stage with Congress in first joint campaign

Akhilesh defended the alliance of the two parties and said that the �bicycle� will run even faster as there is a �hand� to help in the ride.

UP Polls 2017: Akhilesh shares stage with Congress in first joint campaign

During the first joint campaign with Congress, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav lashed out at BJP, saying the saffron party will have to do an ‘ulta asana’ after the assembly polls where the people will vote against it in large numbers.

While sharing the dais with Congress leader Prem Prakash Agrawal at Dhaurehra, Akhilesh defended the alliance of the two parties and said that the ‘bicycle’ (SP symbol) will run even faster as there is a ‘hand’ (Congress symbol) to help in the ride.


“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.

“See how these people (BJP) have misled us. We have already seen bad days by standing in long queues, 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 and statistics prove this 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 added.

While mentioning the surgical strike, Akhilesh questioned the centre what help had extended to the families of jawans who got killed on the border.

“It was the SP government which gave an exgratia of Rs 25 lakh to their families, our government helped everyone, I appeal to people that the state elections are also going to decide the direction of the country and all should cast their votes judiciously,” he said.

“SP does what it says and there is no difference between its words and deeds,” he stated.

Akhilesh has mocked BJP by saying the leaders lack the common sense to understand the money is not black or white, “rather transactions make currency black or white”.

“But the BJP government banned all high denomination currency causing trouble to everyone–traders, farmers, rural women."