In Gorakhpur, Amit Shah charges Akhilesh with corruption in Lucknow Metro project

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Feb.18 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah targeted the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday, charging him with corruption in the Lucknow Metro project. Addressing a party rally in Gorakhpur, Shah said, "The Samajwadi Party (SP), which opposed the Congress throughout their existence, is now forming an alliance with the Congress to win the elections. It is an unholy alliance of two corrupt parties," BJP president Amit Shah said, while addressing a rally in Gorakhpur.Congress-SP alliance is an impure alliance." He said that the incumbent UP Government has indulged in corruption, whether it is road making or metro corruption. "Everyone who has wanted to take their family to travel in the metro, had to return empty-handed since the metro has not started," claimed Shah. Citing the various acts of injustice being heaped on the people of Uttar Pradesh, Shah promised that the BJP wil waive off loans for farmers and provide free education to women if elected to run the next government. "To cure mental illness, Yogi Adiyanath and the central government talked to all researchers across the country. The AIIMS at Gorakhpur will have an entire wing for mental illness," he added. "We are sure the poeple of Uttar Pradesh will rise above caste and religion to vote. It will change the face of the stat," he added. The campaigning for the third phase of the assembly elections came to an end in 69 constituencies spread over in 12 districts yesterday. The 12 districts in the third phase include Farrukhabad, Hardoi, Kannauj, Mainpuri, Etawah, Kanpur, Dehat, Auraiya, Lucknow, Unnao, Sitapur and Barabanki. The third phase of Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections will vote on February 19 and the results will be declared on March 11. (ANI)