BSP terms ‘vikas rath yatra’ as ‘bankrupt yatra’
Terming Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav’s ‘vikas rath yatra’ as “bankrupt yatra”, BSP supremo Mayawati on Friday said had Samajwadi Party “really worked” for people’s welfare, it “would not have needed to take out the yatra with massive government expenditure”.
“Had the Samajwadi Party government really taken up works for people’s interest and welfare, it would not have needed to take out this rath yatra with massive government expenditure as (government’s) works definitely speak for themselves,” she said in a release.
On Yadav’s hi-tech customised rath developing a snag at the very beginning of the yatra, Mayawati said, “While the luxury rath worth crores of rupees made Akhilesh’s rath yatra bankrupt at the very start, the supporters created ruckus all along the route and police were forced to remain a mute spectator”. “In fact, the vikas yatra has proved to be a bankrupt yatra,” she claimed.
The BSP chief alleged that people of the state have complaints that development works are mere claims as its benefits have not reached them.
“Can merely making announcements, laying foundation stones or inaugurating half-completed projects be considered as development?” she asked.