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Akhilesh will be voted out on corruption, law & order: Maurya

Uttar Pradesh BJP President Keshav Prasad Maurya also mocked the recently launched 'Dial 100', meant to offer prompt response to any distress call to the police helpline, saying it only highlights the worsening crime graph and that the Rs 2,000 crore spent on it could have been used for boosting police infrastructure.

"The Lucknow-Agra Expressway will not be any magic bullet for the Chief Minister. People have suffered for five years in his government due to rampant corruption and poor law and order and will vote on these issues," he told PTI in an interview.

The Modi government, he claimed, has lived up to its developmental promises and people will vote BJP to power in the state as they believe that the party means business and will deilver what it promises.

Taking on SP and BSP, two formidable regional rivals, over their attack on the Union government over demonetisation, he said both parties have been hit hard, alleging that BSP supremo Mayawati used black money to "purchase votes from the poor" while SP spent unaccounted money to capture booths.

He attributed the current peace existing between rival camps in SP to demonetisation.

"The feud was about sharing of black money it had made.

After the Centre's tough action, their fight seems to have ended. No black money, no dispute," he said, laughing.

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