UP polls: Akhilesh-Rahul launch Common Minimum Programme together, take dig at PM Modi

Akhilesh Yadav said, "Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP should not mislead people. They should come forward and tell what they have given to state which has elected all prominent NDA leaders."

UP polls: Akhilesh-Rahul launch Common Minimum Programme together, take dig at PM Modi

While the first phase of UP polls started in 73 constituencies, Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav and Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi today launched the Common Minimum Programme at a joint press conference in Lucknow.

The duo announced that smart phones, skill development, free cycles and homes for the poor are among key points in the SP-Congress joint programme. "We want a government of the youth and vision...these ten points in the joint programme are foundations of development," Rahul said.




However, their main target from the joint press conference appeared to be Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the duo didn't leave any chance to hit right back at him after his scathing attacks at the duo.

Rahul Gandhi slammed Modi for his Raincoat jibe on Manmohan Singh saying, "I know Prime Minister Narendra Modi loves to search on Google. He loves to peep into others' bathrooms."

"He should continue to do what he loves to do but he should also focus on fulfilling the promise of providing jobs to youth," Rahul Gandhi said.

Responding to the question about Modi's threat of revealing the 'janampatri' of the Congress, Rahul Gandhi said, "I know he loves to read janampatris. He still has two-and-a-half-years, he must reveal the janampatri."

Rahul Gandhi also said PM Modi has not fulfilled his 2014-promise of providing two crore jobs to youth every year. "But, last year only one lakh jobs were created. This year the number has reduced. It means no jobs have been created. He has not fulfilled even one per cent of what he promised."

Akhilesh Yadav said, "Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP should not mislead people. They should come forward and tell what they have given to state which has elected all prominent NDA leaders."

"There is no need for emotions and anger. These are elections for growth and prosperity of the state," Yadav said.

Clarifying about the issues in the alliance, Gandhi said, "There is no problem on 99 per cent of 403 seats. Issues are being resolved on remaining seats. It is wrong to say that there is no coordination between the Congress and the Samajwadi Party in the alliance."

Talking about the phase 1 elections which started today, Akhilesh Yadav said, "Happy with initial voting trend in first phase of polling, first votes went to SP-Cong alliance and so alliance will be ahead."