Mayawati mocks Akhilesh’s yatra
Mocking Akhilesh Yadav’s campaign launched on Thursday as “badhaal vikas (dismal development) yatra”, BSP supremo Mayawati on Thursday asked the people of poll-bound Uttar Pradesh not to be misled by it and claimed that the feud within the Samajwadi Party was far from over.
“The yatra which got off today is in fact the ‘badhaal vikas yatra’ of the helpless Chief Minister entangled in controversy in the SP family and government... most of those present in it had come to blows on roads and inside the CM office during the recent family feud,” she said.
“Today too, both the feuding factions came to blows and tore each others posters and banners.... I appeal to the people of the state not to get misled as such a government cannot benefit the state,” she said in a statement.
Drawing similarities with the June 2, 1995 State Guest House case when close confidants of the then chief minister Mulayam Singh Yadav “were baying for blood” after she withdrew support to SP government, she said there appeared to be “no difference between the father and son” while dealing with their opponents.