Akhilesh's 'donkey' jibe: Naidu advises UP CM to use 'people's language'

| Updated: Feb 22, 2017 00:05 IST

New Delhi [India], Feb 21 (ANI): Slamming Minister Akhilesh Yadav for his 'donkeys of Gujarat' jibe, Union Minister for Information and broadcasting M. Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday advised the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister of using peoples' language. Addressing the media here, Naidu said while addressing people, one should use proper language. "We are addressing the people and we should speak in peoples' language, he should understand it is not peoples language," said Naidu. Further expressing confidence over the Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) forming a government in Uttar Pradesh, Naidu said that he is sure that it will be a saffron swipe in the state. "I am confident of the fact that the BJP will form the government in Uttar Pradesh. Rest the fight to bag the place of opposition is on between the SP and the BSP," Naidu said. Naidu also took the occasion to lambast the opposition parties over unwarranted criticism of demonetisation and said that people of Uttar Pradesh will not support the immoral alliance of Samajwadi Party and Congress. "The opposition says that people will not forgive BJP for demonetisation. I will ask them that will the people forgive them for corruption they did? The Congress did corruption and you joined hands with it? This alliance is immoral and the people of the state will not accept this alliance. The country is moving ahead under the leadership of Narendra Modi ji and we don't want Uttar Pradesh to lag behind. The fact is that Uttar Pradesh is still a BIMARU state," said Naidu. Earlier on Monday, Akhilesh Yadav appealed 'Sadi ke Mahanayak' (without actually naming Amitabh Bachchan) not to campaign for Gujarat 'donkeys.' "I would like to request the 'mahanayak' of the century (Amitabh Bachchan) not to campaign for donkeys of Gujarat. Those who have seen the advertisement will understand whom we are talking about," said Akhilesh while addressing a rally here. "Have you ever heard of campaigning for donkeys? Gujarat's people are doing campaigns for donkeys...then they accuse me of working only for kabristan (graveyard...)," he said in response to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'shamshan ghat-kabristan' comment. Apparently, Yadav was referring to Gujarat Tourism's advertisement featuring Amitabh Bachchan, popularly referred to as 'Sadi ka mahanayak', with the state's famed wild asses. (ANI)