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Fielding outsiders not good for democracy, says Akhilesh Yadav

Fielding outsiders not good for democracy, says Akhilesh Yadav
‘Giving candidates against the opponents is not new, but politicians from other states coming to contest without any base is really a threat to the Indian democracy,’ he said.

Talking to media persons, without taking any names, he said Lok Sabha members keep a friendly and family like relationship with the voters in their constituency. But sudden spurt of politicians who have no concern with local issues contest elections just to make the fight interesting is not acceptable.

 He reiterated that Samajwadi Party will not field any candidate from Rae Bareli and Amethi as they have done in the past.’ There is some political ethics left with us,’ he said without making any remark on Smriti Irani contesting against Rahul Gandhi in Amethi.

Meanwhile the CM replying to BJP’s PM Candidate Narendra Modi over the Lions given by Gujarat government to UP said, ‘We have not taken the Lions for free. We have given them Lakarbaggha (Hyena) in exchange of Lions,’ he said and added very soon the Lions presently lodged in the Lucknow zoo would be shifted to 300 square acres Lion Safari in Etawah.

Earlier in Bareilly election meeting this morning, Modi alleged that his government has given Lions to UP for Lion safari but they have been lodged in the Zoo.

Akhilesh said he had gone to zoo to get the glimpse of the Gujarati lions and lions welcomed him with a roar.

Yadav, who is also party president claimed that the popularity of his party was gaining with every passing day because of the work done by his Government. ‘If the party supporters reach booth the party will perform well in west UP. SP is ahead in the campaigning in the state in comparison to other parties,’ he said.

Meanwhile, the CM refused any dispute with RLD candidate from Fatehpur Sikri Amar Singh.’ He is my uncle and there is no dispute with him,’ he said.

UP CM gets into catfight with Modi over lions

Bareilly/Lucknow:
BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav were on Tuesday involved in a catfight over lions.

The lions were at the heart of a roaring debate when Modi took a dig at Akhilesh during his rally in Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh, saying that his government was unable to handle lions from Gujarat.
The Gujarat Chief Minister also invited the Yadav family to visit his state to see how the lions at the Gir National Park roamed freely.

‘Your chief minister was asking us for lions. We gave them lions. We had hoped they may draw some strength from seeing the lions. But they could not handle the Gujarat lions. The lions had to be caged. Netaji, your son, your daughter-in-law, your brother, please come to Gir forests and see how lions roam freely,’ Modi told the rally. Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav, who is Akhilesh Yadav’s father, is often called ‘Netaji’ by his supporters.

Hitting back at Modi over his dig at him, Akhilesh said said such statements were not required from BJP’s PM candidate as the lions had been given to the state as ‘political courtesy’.

‘It’s a political courtesy. He (Modi) has given us something and we too have returned in exchange,’ he said, adding Gujarat has publicised its handing over lions to UP.
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