Samajwadi Party accuses BJP of misusing central agencies like ED, CBI; compares its rule to Hitler's

Agra: BJP was the prime target at the Samajwadi Party's national convention in Agra with the Akhilesh Yadav-led party accusing it of playing divisive politics, spreading lies and misusing agencies like the ED and the CBI.

File image of Ramgopal Yadav. CNN-News18

File image of Ramgopal Yadav. CNN-News18

A resolution passed at the SP national convention also said that no government which had implemented GST in other countries returned to power claiming that the Modi government will also face the same result.

"The way in which the BJP used propaganda, misused EVMs, used media to spread lies and encouraged communal flare-ups to grab power...It can be compared to Hitler," SP leader Ram Gopal Yadav said.

He was presenting the political and economic resolutions, which were later adopted at the SP national convention.

"The manner in which BJP leaders are alluring Opposition leaders and taking them into their party fold is a threat to democracy. It has created an atmosphere of terror. Our Constitution makers had never imagined that a party will be considered bigger than democracy," he said.

Yadav attacked the media claiming that the fourth pillar of democracy was "paralysed" and journalists were "forced to spread lies".

"Lies are spread through social media and attempts are underway to suppress the voice of Opposition. The four pillars of democracy have changed to CBI, ED, Income Tax and FEMA under the present regime," he alleged.

The party resolution alleged that due to the "failure" on foreign policy front, lakhs of square kilometres of land had gone to China and Pakistan and no attempt was made to reclaim it.

Due to the surgical strikes, terrorism has risen, the resolution said adding that soldiers were dying on borders each day.

Our relations with traditionally friendly countries are not good, it said.


The resolution said that Naxalism was a bigger threat than terrorism, especially in Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Jharkhand and parts of Maharashtra, while extremism was a problem in the North East. No attempt is made to find out the cause and evolve
a solution, it added.

The party claimed that due to demonetisation and GST, unemployment had risen and the GDP gone down. Ninety nine percent currency has returned to banks and Prime Minister Narendra Modi should explain where the black money has gone, the resolution said.

"The government is protecting interests of the capitalists. Prices are rising. Any government that implemented the GST never returned to power. The US, Canada and other countries are an example. The fate of the Modi government will be the same," it said.

A number of leaders including Azam Khan, Dimple Yadav, Jaya Bachchan, Ram Govind Chaudhary, Kiranmoy Nanda and Naresh Agarwal spoke on the resolutions before they were passed.

In his speech, Akhilesh Yadav said that it was the responsibility of SP workers to ensure that the party wins maximum seats in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

He said traders were facing hardships due to implementation of GST.


"We have the blessings of Netaji and the youth are with us. The BJP is threatening us in the name of CBI, but we Samajwadis will not be cowed down. The present governments in the state and the Centre have nothing to do with development and people have started realising it," he said.

Attacking the media, Yadav said the fourth pillar is "paralysed" and journalists are "forced to spread lies".

"Lies are spread through social media and attempts are underway to suppress voice of Opposition. The four pillars of democracy have changed to CBI, ED, income tax and FEMA in the present regime," he said.

The party alleged that due to "failure" of foreign policy, lakhs of square kilometre land has gone to China and Pakistan and no attempt is made to take it back. Due to surgical strike terrorism has risen. Our army men are dying daily on borders
and our relations with friendly countries are not good," it said.

The resolution said that "Naxalism is a bigger threat than terrorism, especially in Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Jharkhand and parts of Maharashtra, while extremism was a problem in the North East. No attempt is made to find out the cause and evoke
a solution," the resolution said.

The party claimed that due to demonisation and GST, unemployment has risen and GDP has gone down. 99 percent currency have returned to banks and Prime Minister Narendra Modi should tell where black money has gone.

"The government is protecting interest of capitalist. Price rise has increased. The government which has implemented GST never returned to power. The US and Canada and other countries are example. The fate of Modi government will be same," it said.

Senior SP leader Azam Khan said, "While Honeypreet took Dera head Ram Rahim to hell, 'moneypreet' will take him (PM) there."

A number of leaders including Dimple Yadav, Jaya Bachchan, Ram Govind Chaudhary, Kiranmoy Nanda and Naresh Agarwal spoke on the resolutions before those were passed.

In his closing speech Akhilesh said it was responsibility of party workers to ensure that the party won maximum seats in 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

He said traders were facing hardships due to implementation of GST.

"We have blessings of Netaji and youths with us. BJP is threatening us in the name of CBI, but we Samajwadis will not be cowed down. The present government in the state and the Centre have nothing to do with development and people have started realising it," he said, thanking the delegates.


Published Date: Oct 05, 2017 06:19 pm | Updated Date: Oct 05, 2017 06:30 pm


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