Samajwadi Party (SP) President Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday reiterated that the BJP, just like the Congress, will be out of politics in the coming days due to the alleged misuse of central office against the leaders of the Opposition, and make a parallel between the work of the two. the largest part of the country when in power.
“Earlier, the Congress used to misuse the central offices and now the BJP is doing it. Now the Congress is finished. The BJP too will face a similar situation. sending agencies after the factions fighting the BJP,” the SP leader said during a press conference after his party. two days of national rule began in Kolkata on Saturday.
Hitting out for building a non-Congress front to fight the BJP, Yadav said, “Uttar Pradesh is the only state that can stop the BJP as it has the largest number of seats. .We will defeat BJP in UP.The whole country is looking at SP.BJP has made many lies, whether it is the prices of diesel, petrol or LPG or price hike.
The saffron party, he said, is working for big corporate houses.
On whether the “misuse” of central officials will increase when the Lok Sabha elections come in 2024, the former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh said, “This may be the case, but the not help the saffron camp because preparations for the parliamentary elections will begin in the next few months”.
Regarding the political decision taken in the two-day national administration, Yadav said that the party will leave no stone unturned to ensure that the BJP is defeated in UP and the country in the elections. next year.
He also criticized the Congress for its role in UP politics.
As for the party’s strategy ahead of the general elections, Akhilesh said, “The aim is to defeat the BJP. Now it is trying to form a party.” Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao are making efforts.
Akhilesh also announced that his party is contesting from the parliamentary seats of Amethi and Raebareli, which are often considered to be the Congress government where the SP has not fielded a candidate since 1996. In 2019 , Congress leader Rahul Gandhi lost from Amethi just as his mother Sonia Gandhi won from Raebareli. .
“I was recently in Amethi. Our party helps the Congress to win the elections in these two seats but when there are injustices against the SP workers, the Congress does not say a word. Our leaders say we should contest the election from these seats. We will talk to our party workers and take a decision on this,” he added.
The Congress had promised to conduct the census during the UPA-2 government, but it “backtracked” later, Yadav said.
“We want the BJP-led central government to conduct the census. Many leaders need this position. But, like the Congress, the BJP is also unwilling to do so.
On the labor strike in UP, he said, “The BJP government promised to meet the demands of the workers before the Assembly elections, but it did not do so after it. then the government. Now they think they can handle the problem with the help of the police. They should understand that the police cannot handle the production, distribution and other functions of the electricity department.
On Friday, Yadav and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee during a meeting at his residence said that the two parties from BJP and Congress will remain equal. Banerjee agreed to create a new front of the Opposition without the Congress.
(With PTI input)