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Samajwadi Party cares only about its own family, not Uttar Pradesh: BJP

Updated: Sep 17, 2016 09:51 IST

New Delhi [India], Sept. 17 (ANI): Launching a scathing attack on Akhilesh Yadav-led Uttar Pradesh Government, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday said the Samajwadi Party only cares about its own family and not about the people of the state.

"As far as the situation in Uttar Pradesh is concerned, the whole country has been seeing the family drama of the Samajwadi Party since the last one week. Samajwadi Party means 'power hungry family'. Uttar Pradesh is reeling under lawlessness and severe corruption. We are seeing the land grabbing cases and the Bulandshahr gang-rape. We are not seeing any case of governance. Akhilesh ji has completely failed," BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra told ANI.

Patra said the message is loud and clear that family for the Samajwadi Party is everything and it does not bother about the governance of Uttar Pradesh.

"The Samajwadi Party cares about its own family but not the family of Uttar Pradesh. We see how the ministers were removed saying they were corrupt, but now the very same people are being reinstated and the portfolios have been changed. What kind of message is being given to the people of the state? The message is clear... the family is all...we will fight only for our family and we do not care as far as the governance of Uttar Pradesh is concerned," he added.

The political crisis within the ruling Samajwadi Party escalated on Thursday evening when newly appointed party state unit chief Shivpal Yadav resigned from all party posts and ministerial berths.

His son Aditya Yadav also resigned as the chairman of Pradeshik Cooperative Federation.

On Friday, Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav met Akhilesh Yadav and Shivpal Yadav at his Lucknow residence and reportedly brokered a peace deal between the two. (ANI)