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UP Election 2017: Amar Singh blames Akhilesh Yadav for alliance with Congress

New Delhi: Expelled Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh on Friday blamed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's move to align with the Congress for the expected good showing of the BJP in the state.

 UP Election 2017: Amar Singh blames Akhilesh Yadav for alliance with Congress

Amar Singh. PTI

Amar Singh flayed the Akhilesh Yadav government for corruption and non-development and hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for taking courageous decisions.

"Modi should thank (Congress Vice-President) Rahul Gandhi and Akhilesh for BJP's performance in the state," Singh told News18.

"From 'donkey' to 'terrorist' to 'pagal Modi', filthiest words were used to attack the Prime Minister. They (Rahul Gandhi and Akhilesh Yadav) neither had any issue nor any concrete plan for the polls.

"They talked about Metro rail which is still to come into existence, they talked about roads which are full of potholes.

"So Modi isn't wrong when he says there has been no development (in Uttar Pradesh)," he said.

"Akhilesh had admitted but for the feud with the family, he would never have aligned with the Congress. So this alliance was a compulsion," said Amar Singh, adding the tie-up disillusioned Yadav and Muslim voters.

The result of the Uttar Pradesh, Goa, Punjab, Manipur and Uttarakhand Assembly polls will be declared on Saturday.

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Updated Date: Mar 10, 2017 13:36:42 IST