Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday exuded confidence that the SP-BSP-RLD alliance in Uttar Pradesh will give a new Prime Minister to the country. He was addressing a joint rally here with Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati and Rashtriya Lok Dal president Ajit Singh. “This alliance will give a new Prime Minister to the country,”
Lashing out at the BJP, Ms. Mayawati said this Lok Sabha election will see the end of those who chant “NaMo, NaMo”. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is often referred to as ‘NaMo’ by his supporters.
“This election will pave the way for those who chant Jai Bheem. Seeing your response it appears you are going to ensure the victory of the alliance candidates,” she said. Dimple Yadav, the sitting SP MP from Kannauj and wife of
“In its long rule in the country and in Uttar Pradesh, the Congress did nothing to eradicate poverty and unemployment. In their rule, migration for jobs started in Uttar Pradesh,” the BSP chief said.
“In the last election, PM Modi promised acche din (better days) but people, including the poor, youths, Dalits, OBC, Mulsims, are facing a difficulty time… The BJP’s casteist approach, like the Congress, on reservation and quota for backward classes has demoralised the people,” she said.
No provision has been made for reservation in private sector jobs for such communities, the BSP chief said.