Battleground UP sees super Sunday as rivals lock horns
BJP’s PM candidate Narendra Modi launched a scathing attack against SP, BSP and Congress, saying they were misleading the people under the veil of secularism to hide their failures. ‘Netaji, you aren’t bothered about development, only interested in votebank politics. There have been 150 cases of riots in Uttar Pradesh in the past one year, but none in Gujarat in the past ten years. How dare you compare yourself to us?’ Modi said targeting Mulayam Singh Yadav at a massive rally in Lucknow.
On the other hand, Yadav addressing a rally at Parade ground in Allahabad took pot shots at Modi, calling him ‘a killer of humanity’. The SP veteran made fun of BJP president Rajnath Singh’s overtures to Muslims. ‘After (committing) mass murders, the BJP is now offering an apology. Can this be accepted?,’ he asked. Yadav also took on the Congress saying both the major parties were detrimental for the country’s prosperity.
Sticking to its role as scourge of corruption, AAP kept up the pressure on Modi to reveal his source of funding to undertake such massive cross-country campaign. On the second day of his three-day ‘jhaadu-chalao’ campaign, Arvind Kejriwal arrived in Kanpur on Sunday and addressed a rally at Ram Lila Maidan. Kejriwal launched an attack against RIL chairman Mukesh Ambani repeated allegations about gas pricing. Kejriwal said: ‘Modi is using a helicopter owned by Mukesh Ambani. Some people have sent me photographs too,’ he said and added, ‘Now if Mukesh Ambani asks for a further hike in gas price, can Modi refuse?’ Kejriwal also asked why was Modi silent on Robert Vadra’s alleged land scams in Rajasthan, despite BJP government being in power in the north-western state for three months now.