Akhilesh dares PM Modi to debate over development work in UP

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Feb. 26 (ANI): While ridiculing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Mann Ki Baat' radio address, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday said people are eager to hear some 'Kaam Ki Baat' from him and dared the former to have a debate on the development done by Samjawadi Party. "He said his 'Mann Ki Baat', but the people of Uttar Pradesh are waiting for him to do some 'Kaam Ki Baat'. Samajwadi's have worked for the development without any discrimination and I am ready for a debate on it. It is up to Prime Minister he can choose the destination and let have a debate on the development done by our party," he said in a press briefing here. He also hits back at the Prime Minister for his 'Diwali, Ramzan bhed-bhav' remark and said that it was his party who provided the maximum amount of electricity to every region in their tenure. "They say that electricity is not being provided in Gorakhpur. I would ask him to hold any wire in the region and then say, that the electricity is flowing through it or not. They are intentionally trying to raise these issues as they don't have any other thing to discuss," he said. Further taking jibe at the Prime Minister's promises to take initiative to raise the standards of the farmers, Akhilesh said that it has been three years and till now no action has been taken on this matter. "I made sure that land for setting up of AIIMS was allocated in Gorakhpur. I want to ask when will that AIIMS be ready? The people of Uttar Pradesh will once again vote for the Samajwadi Party, they will not get influenced by the false promises made by the Prime Minister," he said. Earlier in the day, Akhilesh said the alliance between the Congress and Samajwadi Party is a tie-up between two youngsters, adding this would change the course of politics both at the national as well as state level. "This is not an alliance between two families, it is an alliance between two youngsters, who would change the course of politics both at the national and state level," Akhilesh said while addressing a rally here ahead of the sixth-phase of Uttar Pradesh assembly elections. Elaborate arrangements are being put in place for tomorrow's fifth phase of elections in Uttar Pradesh. 51 constituencies spread over 11 districts in Terai and eastern part of the state, will go to polls in this phase. The districts are Balrampur, Gonda, Faizabad, Ambedkar Nagar, Bahraich, Shravasti, Siddharth Nagar, Basti, Sant Kabir Nagar, Amethi and Sultanpur. Polling for Alapur assembly seat was postponed till the 9th of next month following the death of a Samajwadi Party candidate. (ANI)