Amit Shah slams 'princes' Rahul, Akhilesh over UP lawlessness
Targeting Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav and Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi over a businessman's son's murder, BJP president Amit Shah on Friday said both the "princes" should speak about "lawlessness" in the state and promised to rid it of criminals if his party is voted to power.
Alleging that Congress has looted the country, while Samajwadi Party the state, he said the "two princes" now wanted to loot UP together but people will not accept their alliance.
Shah launched sharp attack on SP in a public meeting after he called off his scheduled foot march following the killing and observed a minute silence.
"Rahul Gandhi and Akhilesh Yadav, these two princes should speak in their press conference about this merciless killing.
There is lawlessness in the state. They should speak about it... You answer to them by voting for lotus (BJP's symbol) and we will rid the state of crime and goondaism," he said.
While BJP wants the state to become number one in employment, it has become the leading state in unemployment and incidents of rape, he claimed.
"I urge you not to fall for the false promises of either Samajwadi Party or Congress or BSP. Only BJP under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi can do it," he said.
Targeting the government over the murder, he said an innocent youth was killed and bullets were fired in market but it made no difference to the Chief Minister.
Only lotus will bloom in UP: Rajnath
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said the "political mud" created by the SP and the BSP with their "deeds" will only help the lotus (BJP symbol) to bloom.
"Whether it be SP or BSP government, both created only political mud and it is only lotus (BJP symbol) which can grow in mud," he said at an election rally here in Kasta constituency in support of BJP candidate Saurabh Singh Sonu.
Singh also attacked the SP and Congress in his 30-minute speech.
Taking a jibe at the SP-Congress alliance, he said "Mulayam Singh opposed Congress tooth and nail but UP Chief Minister forged an alliance with that party.
"He (Akhilesh) forged alliance with the Congress whose youth leader held meetings on 'khatiyas' (cots)," he said.
Attacking Congress, the Minister said "Arey cycle hi pakadni thi to kayde ki pakadte, aisi cycle pakdi jo puncture hai" (If you had had to hold a cycle, you should have chosen a better one, why to choose a punctured one)."