JD(U) dubs 'SCAM' attack personal, says it doesn't suit reputation of a PM

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi[India], Jan. 5(ANI): Following the stir cause by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's combined attack on the rival parties in Uttar Pradesh, the Janata Dal (United) on Sunday dubbed the statement made by the former as a quintessential Modi remark and said that passing such comments doesn't suit a prime minister. "This is typical Modi's style, he did the same thing in Bihar, and in Delhi elections. Such baseless statements isn't suitable for the reputation of the Prime Minister," JD(U) leader, Ali Anwar told ANI. Anwar said that there are several ways, of criticising opposition and added that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) itself doesn't boast of clean record either. "One should cater to issues and not single out a 'person'. The subject of your criticism should revolve around policies and doctrines and not be directed towards a person." Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched a combined attack on the Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati. Addressing a rally at Meerut, the Prime Minister said that Uttar Pradesh will not show any progress unless it is free from corruption, which can be achieved only if the 'SCAM' is removed from power, adding that UP has the potential to be India's most prosperous state. "The ruling Government in Uttar Pradesh is one that needs to be removed from power immediately, because they are a Government that collectively supports rogues and goons. There is no value for anybody's life in this state. One has no guarantee that he or she will return home alive after stepping out of his/her home. This state has made me what I am, and I will not rest until this government is replaced," he said. Uttar Pradesh will be voting for a new state assembly in a seven-phase election between February 11 and March 8. Out of the 403 assembly seats, the Congress will be contesting in 105 seats and the Samajwadi Party will field its candidates in rest of the 298 seats. (ANI)