Akhilesh hits out at CM Adityanath

Akhilesh hits out at CM Adityanath


Akhilesh hits out at CM Adityanath


Lucknow: Samajwadi Party President and former chief minister Akhilesh Yadav today accused Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath with targeting the officers of a particular caste after taking over as the new Chief Minister of UP. Taking a dig at the new CM, he said 'so far only the 'anti-Romeo squads,' where the police constable identifies a eve teaser from his eyes and clean-up drives with officers carrying the broom" have been witnessed so far. The former Chief Minister also targeted Yogi Adityanath for the 'shuddhikaran puja (purification ceremony) of the official residence of the Chief Minister at Kalidas Marg. 'After five years in 2022, I will deploy the fire tenders and use Gangajal to clean the official residence of the Chief Minister and that water will also be sprayed on the mediapersons. I have no problem with shuddhikaran of the CM house, I am concerned and wish for the well-being of the two peacocks I left behind. "I am waiting for the new Bharatiya Janata Party government led by Yogi Adityanath to come up with something concrete," Mr Yadav said, briefing the media after the meeting of the national executive of the party here. "As of now, all we are seeing on television are cleanliness drives in government offices and the anti-Romeo campaign (against eve-teasing)," he said. Mr Yadav alleged that the present BJP government was harassing the policemen of a particular community. "Only policemen of one particular caste are being suspended and transferred and everybody knows about it,' he added. He said once the state Governor had also said that persons from the Yadav community are occupying all the key positions in the government. Questioning the performance of Yogi Adityanath, he said 'Mukhy mantri ne kaha humse ek saal badey hain. Hum kehte hain kaam me bahut pichey ho, umar mein toh badey ho skate ho (CM said he is elder to me by one year. But, I say you can be elder to me, but in work and efficiency, you are far behind)'. The SP cheif said the government officials are in an overdrive to ensure cleanliness after a directive from the new Chief Minister. "I never knew these officials are so good at wielding brooms; or else, I would have given them this charge long back," he quipped. In an obvious reference to the poll promise of loan waiver by the BJP, Mr Yadav said 'so far, not even the first state Cabinet meeting has taken place. SP is awaiting for its outcome. BJP in its election manifesto had promised that the loans of small and marginal farmers will be waived in the very first Cabinet meeting, if the party was voted to power in the state, he recalled. Mr Yadav said he would meet the media once every month. He said SP would launch the membership drive from April 15 and would continue for the next two next months. He said the party would review the performance of its candidate in each Assembly constituency. 'I am confident that the party will return to power in 2022,' he claimed. Mr Yadav said the elections would be held for various party posts soon and the election of the national president would be completed by September 30 this year. Meanwhile, the Samajwadi Party in its national executive meeting took stock of the drubbing in the state Assembly elections. SP founder Mulayam Singh Yadav and his younger brother Shivpal Singh Yadav chose to skip it. SP sources said Mr Mulayam was extended an invitation, but he chose not to turn up. SP General Secretary Azam Khan was also conspicuous by his absence.

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