Akhilesh Yadav accuses Centre, Yogi Adityanath govt of misleading people with GST, loan waiver; BJP hits back

Lucknow: Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday accused the BJP of misleading the people on issues like the farm loan waiver, GST and demonetisation and claimed that a party that spread lies should not be trusted.

Reacting to the former chief minister's comments, which come ahead of the Uttar Pradesh civic polls, the BJP hit back saying that those discarded by the people were making absurd allegations.

File image of Akhilesh Yadav. AFP

File image of Akhilesh Yadav. AFP

"Be it the Narendra Modi government at the Centre or the Yogi Adityanath government in the state, both have not taken any significant decision. BJP people are liars. I wonder how people trust them. The party should not be trusted," Yadav alleged.

He was addressing party workers at the Samajwadi Party headquarters on the occasion of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's anniversary.

"There are some forces which believe in dividing the society. They do this for political gains to catapult themselves to power," Yadav said.

The BJP has befooled the people on farmers' loan waiver issue, GST implementation and demonetisation, he claimed adding that the decisions of the party which is in power at the Centre as well as in Uttar Pradesh had severely affected the economy.

Yadav also suggested that the Centre should use the photographs of great leaders, who participated in the freedom movement, in the new series of currency notes that are being printed.

Meanwhile, BJP state spokesman Shalabh Mani Tripathi, while reacting to Yadav's remarks said that his party believes in working for the people and their affection was a befitting reply to the detractors.

"The work done by Modi has established the country as a strong nation worldwide. And the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has done tremendous work in six months. Those discarded by the people are making absurd allegations and they will get a reply from the people of the state," he added.

Updated Date: Oct 31, 2017 18:05 PM

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