SCAM stands for Save Country from Amit Shah and Modi: Akhilesh Yadav
Uttar Pradesh, the country�s most populous and politically crucial state, will vote in seven phases starting February 11
In the escalating war-of-words in the poll-bound Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav countered the PM Modi's jibe, saying that, SCAM stands for 'Save Country from Amit Shah and Modi'.
"If we have to save the country we have to save it from the politicians whose names start with A and M," Akhilesh added.
Akhilesh's remark came hours after PM Modi, during the Meerut rally, takes a jibe at political opponents in the state. The PM told the rally to get rid of SCAM, which he defined — S for Samajwadi Party, C for Congress, A for Akhilesh and M for Mayawati.
PM Modi, slamming the Akhilesh Yadav government, said: “Rs 4,000 crore was allocated to UP government so that they can give health aid to people, but they couldn’t even spend Rs 250 crore.”
Modi went on to say that his government wanted “to do so much for Uttar Pradesh but could not because the state government has been obstructing” his developmental initiatives. “Every initiative (of the central government for Uttar Pradesh) gets stuck in Lucknow,” he added.