Akhilesh says PM’s karnama is inaction

Press Trust of India Ballia (UP) | Updated on January 13, 2018 Published on March 02, 2017

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav waves during anelection rally in Ballia district on Thursday PTI

Hitting back at Narendra Modi, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav said on Thursday that not doing any work is the Prime Minister’s biggest “karnama” (misdeed).

“Modiji spoke about our ‘karnama’ but did not give any account of his work. He is shying away from debate on development. Actually, doing nothing is his biggest karnama,” he said.

Akhilesh’s retort was to Modi’s comment at a recent poll rally that the SP government’s misdeeds speak out loud (“karname boltey hain”), a dig at their election slogan ‘kaam bolta hai’ (our work speaks).

On the charge of discrimination regarding power supply in Uttar Pradesh, the Chief Minister said, “Modi did not swear by the Ganga on the issue, which means there is no basis to what he spoke.”

He sought the Centre’s performance report for the last three years saying, “You seek our five years’ performance report, you should tell us what have you done in the last three years.”

Exhorting the electorate to cast their votes in favour of the Samajwadi Party, Akhilesh said, “You have already stood in line to deposit your money. Now, time has again come to stand in line and vote against the BJP. We have heard his (Modi’s) ‘mann ki baat’ for a long time.”

Published on March 02, 2017
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