Samajwadi Party-Congress tie-up an alliance of youngsters, says Akhilesh Yadav
Rajnath Singh had slammed Akhilesh Yadav, saying that the UP chief minister has shattered the dreams of his father Mulayam Singh Yadav by joining hands with the Congress
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday said the Samajwadi Party's alliance with Congress is an alliance between two youngsters, which would change the course of politics both at the national and state levels.
The Samajwadi Party's chief's statement came against the backdrop of BJP president Amit Shah calling the pre-poll alliance as one "between two corrupt families - one from Delhi and the other from Lucknow."
Addressing an election rally in Maharajganj, the UP chief minister said: "This is not an alliance between two families, it is an alliance between two youngsters, who would change the course of politics both at the national and state levels."
Akhilesh also asked PM Modi to swear by Ganga Maiyya (river Ganga) and clarify whether the latters constituency Kashi (Varanasi) was getting electricity for 24 hours or not.
"Whenever truth has to be confirmed from any person, he or she is asked to swear by Ganga Maiyya. The amount of electricity supplied during Diwali is more than that given during Ramzan in Uttar Pradesh. Steady supply of electricity was ensured during Christmas as well," Akhilesh said, reacting to PM Modi's Diwali-Ramzan power supply remark.
Taking a jibe at SP-Congress alliance, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday slammed Akhilesh Yadav of “shattering the dreams” of his father Mulayam Singh Yadav by joining hands with the Congress.
Singh had said: “Akhilesh has shattered the dreams of his father by entering into a pre-poll alliance with the Congress, against whom his father fought throughout his life.”