Muzaffarnagar: Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav on Friday slammed the ruling BJP for not fulfilling the promises it made to the people and said that his party and its alliance partner RLD will form the government in the state with majority.
He also urged the farmers not to fall into BJP trap as they brought about the three farm laws without any discussions with them.
Addressing a joint press conference in Muzaffarnagar along with RLD chief Jayant Chaudhary post a two hours delay, Yadav said former Prime Minister Chaudhary Charan Singh and his father and Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav had worked tirelessly for the issues of farmers.
“The BJP government promised to increase the income of the farmers, procure their produce and make timely payments to sugarcane farmers. But they failed to fulfill their promises,” he said attacking the BJP government in the state.
Targeting the BJP government at the centre for bringing the three farm laws, over which farmers staged protests at several borders of Delhi for over and year, the Samajwadi Party leader said, “The way the three farm laws were brought in without having discussions with farmers shows their mindset. I congratulate the farmers for teaching a lesson to the government. The BJP government repealed the three farm laws just for the vote bank and I want to warn the farmers that the BJP can bring such laws once again. The SP and the RLD alliance would not allow such laws in the state.”
He said that (if voted to power) the SP will provide 300 units of free electricity, free power for irrigation to farmers, and the sugarcane farmers have not to wait for their payments for 15 days as it will have the farmers corpus fund from the budget to make timely payment to them.
Additionally, his government will continue to provide free laptop and SP pension.
“I also want to remind the BJP that the elections are near and they must read their own manifesto. Did they fulfill the promises they made, their all promises proved to be a lie and rhetoric,” he said, adding that they gave false advertisements and now they are handing out false statistics. All BJP does is change strategy when they are caught, he alleged.
The elections for 403 members assembly is scheduled in seven phases from February 10 to March 7. Counting of votes will take place on March 10.
The Samajwadi Party, which has forged an alliance with the RLD and several other smaller parties, is eyeing a comeback in the political vital state while the ruling BJP is trying hard for a second consecutive term.